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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia
Leah Kelley
April 18, 2011

The Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia is a very well-known and respected organization in Central Georgia. This local organization is funded by a small amount of grants and the remainder is funded by donations. The Ronald McDonald House has been open since the Fall of 2002 and has grown and developed into a wonderful organization and place for families of sick children to visit and reside for the duration of the healing of their loved ones. The mission and vision of the Ronald McDonald house is to provide a facility for the families who have children who are in the hospital for all sorts of reasons. The organization has rooms for parents whose little girl is undergoing radiation for cancer or for the large family who has a little boy undergoing surgery for a brain tumor. All of the services that are provided at the house are home cooked meals, a laundry facility, bedrooms with private bathrooms, indoor and outdoor play areas for the children and families, and recreational activities. The house has maintained a 90% occupancy rate for the past 3 years. Most of the work in the house is done by volunteers and help is provided to all of the families all year round. Since this organization operates for around $94 a night, they work extra hard to bring in funds from donations and activities within the community to raise money. The organization has helped so many families in this situation and of all types. The Ronald McDonald house runs with four full-time employees which are Executive Director, House Manager, Development Director, and the Special Events Manager. It also has three part-time employees which are the Administrative Assistant, Building Manager, and Resident Manager. In order to keep this huge organization running for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 day per…...

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