Area Activity Guide: Ronald McDonald House Household Sale

The Home for World-Class Medical Care

We’re lucky in Rochester to have a world-class health system right at home in our region. When our families need intensive or specialized health care, most of us don’t have to travel very far to access the doctors and medical resources we need. Our hospitals, however, have far greater reach than the Rochester region. Families come from across the state and across the country to receive care at URMC hospitals.

The Reason for Ronald McDonald Houses

In addition to being a beacon to other states, Golisano Children’s Hospital is our region’s only dedicated children’s hospital. Since studies show that keeping families close by can help kids heal faster and have better outcomes, it’s critical that families find a way to remain in the area while their children are hospitalized. That’s where the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY, comes in. Rochester has not one but two Ronald McDonald Houses — one at Westmoreland Drive and another right above the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital.

Easing the Burden on Families

We all know how quickly medical expenses can add up. When those bills are compounded by the cost of travel, the burden can become overwhelming. Ronald McDonald Houses ease the burden on families in multiple ways, not only providing a home away from home so that families can stay close by when a child is hospitalized, but also doing so at little or no cost. The nurturing environment found at both of Rochester’s Ronald McDonald Houses preserves a sense of normalcy with home-cooked meals, comfortable beds, and space to relax.

The Household Sale — Your Chance to Pitch In

The Spring Household Sale is RMHC of Rochester’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Not only is it an extravaganza of incredibly priced housewares; it’s also a chance for the community to come together and help the RMHC by donating, volunteering, and shopping. The funds raised from The Household Sale stay right here in Rochester and go towards providing that home away from home for families whose children are receiving care in Rochester area hospitals. It’s a sale on a massive scale –75,000 square feet of store space filled with donated treasures — so if you’re planning to attend, be sure to check out RMHS’s tips for a successful shopping experience.


Location: Rochester Tech Park, off Elmgrove Road, Rochester, NY 14624
(For GPS or Mapquest, enter East Les Harrison Drive as your destination.)