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Back in July 1979, the first Ronald McDonald House Charities in Pittsburgh opened. At that time, the house could accommodate up to 10 families each night and was the seventh house to open in the country. The idea was to provide a way for families to stay close to their children receiving medical care in the hospital or medical center.

Ronald McDonald House Charities PittsburghIn October 1990, a second location opened in Morgantown. That one could accommodate up to 16 families each night and also included common areas for all guest families to enjoy. In September 1994, a second house opened in Pittsburgh known as “the apartments” as it was designed for families who needed to stay longer.

The charity continued to grow, moving in October 2009 to its current location next to the UPMC and nearly tripling its size. The house can now accommodate up to 74 families. In January 2018, the houses in Pittsburgh and Morgantown merged to better serve the needs of pediatric patients and their families.

Chaffin Luhana Intake Specialist Ariana Beck asked the Chaffin Luhana Foundation to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charities this year. “My mother makes a donation to this charity every year to pay it forward to families that need help caring for their children while they are sick,” she said.

“Family is extremely important, and this charity helps parents who do not have the means to spend as much time with their children as possible without worrying about their finances.”

The Chaffin Luhana Foundation is pleased to donate $250 to this charity. If you’d like to help too, you can make a donation via the information listed below.

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities

451 44th Street-Penthouse Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

412-362-3400

Web: https://rmhcpgh-mgtn.org/

To Donate: https://rmhcpgh-mgtn.org/donate/

 

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