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Mark Your Calendar for Hockey Challenge 2017!

Hockey players at Hockey Challenge
photo credit: r.olinsky, a.tang

Get ready to cheer for your favorite hockey teams as they face off in The RMHC Hockey Challenge presented by the Seattle Thunderbirds! The all-day hockey fundraising extravaganza happens February 18th, 2017. Local hockey teams will play all day and that evening, the Seattle Thunderbirds play the Portland Winterhawks. A ticket to the Hockey Challenge day games and the Thunderbirds vs. Winterhawks game are available online at www.seattlethunderbirds.com and start at just $16. Tickets will also be available day-of at the door of the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Are you interested in playing on a team for Hockey Challenge? Get in touch with Vanessa at

First Ronald McDonald House to Open in Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First Ronald McDonald House® in Alaska Opens Today Anchorage, AK (January 11, 2017) – Today, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Washington & Alaska open the first Ronald McDonald House® in Alaska. The new Ronald McDonald House is located on one floor of the six-story… Continue Reading

Holiday Fun!

With all the responsibilities of taking care of a sick child, families don’t have the time or resources to celebrate the holidays like they would at home. Donors and volunteers do so much to make sure that the holidays are merry and bright for all of the families who are staying here, such as: Santa… Continue Reading

Maddy’s Story

Families who stay with us during the holidays are not only taking care of a sick child, but they are far from home and many are unable to celebrate with their friends and family. The Gardner family, for example, spent Christmas at the House while their daughter Maddy underwent chemotherapy for Ewing’s Sarcoma in her left arm.… Continue Reading

How to Help This Holiday

Looking for ways to help out the House this holiday? Here are just a few ideas below. You can also visit our wish list page for a more comprehensive look at our latest needs. Hold a Necessities Drive: We are always in need of toiletries for families who come to us in an extreme medical emergency, often… Continue Reading

Eva’s Story

Every year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska serves more than 400 families. Each one of them comes to us with an incredible story of the power of love – like newborn Eva. Parents Erik and Ann discovered Eva had hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)  during a routine ultrasound back home in… Continue Reading

Our New Home

Our new House in Anchorage opens in January! The Ronald McDonald House at ANMC will be the first House in Alaska and we are very excited to be working with the Alaska Native Medical Center to get it up and running. The new House will have 34 rooms, which we expect to be full when… Continue Reading

Jane’s Story

Jane remembers the harrowing midnight drive from Kennewick, WA to Seattle Children’s hospital as one of the hardest nights of her life. She’d taken her five-month-old son to the ER for what seemed like the stomach flu, but doctors quickly spotted something much more serious after doing an ultrasound: a tumor on his liver. “The hospital in Kennewick sent… Continue Reading

Our Mission:

At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska, we support seriously ill children and their families. At the Seattle House, we provide a "home-away-from-home" to help families through a difficult time. We also provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage while their children receive medical care. Our IRS tax number or EIN is: 91-1061043.

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Seattle House & Administrative Offices:

5130 40th Ave NE

Seattle, WA 98105

Phone: 206.838.0600

RMHC at ANMC:

4001 Tudor Centre Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone: 907.729.4667