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Two sleeping babiesOur 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 the facility opens.

However, our new House still needs some items in order to be as comfortable and cozy as possible for families when they move in. We’ve compiled two online wish lists so you can help us purchase what we need – your donations will automatically be shipped to the House in Anchorage, so there’s no need to worry about how to get things where they need to go. Our list on includes kitchen items, general cleaning supplies, and a list of DVDs we need for the House: The second wish list is on and includes many items for babies and newborns: As we are expecting many of the patients at the new House to be little ones, these items will help our families feel at home right away.

Thank you for all of your help – our families thank you for all that you do!

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

Retrospective: Iva Metz & The Good Sams

It’s Throwback Thursday, so we’re taking a drive down memory lane with this story about our House’s history. Iva Metz was driving to work one day when a story on the radio caught her attention. A Ronald McDonald House was going to be built in Seattle and it was going to need support to get… Continue Reading

A Family Perspective, Part 2: Alexandra’s Story

The Ronald McDonald House serves a variety of ages, with patients up to 21 years old. Alexandra is one such teen, who came to the House after a nine-month hospital stay in her native British Columbia, Canada. Her osteosarcoma (bone cancer) required her to get proton therapy, a specialized kind of radiation, at Seattle Children’s.… Continue Reading

A Family Perspective, Part 1: Blanca’s Story

Blanca has been an extraordinary member of the community here at the Ronald McDonald House. Not only does she take care of Alexandra, her teenaged daughter being treated for bone cancer, but she also helps other families at the House find strength when they need it most. “As a caregiver, you need support. When your… Continue Reading

Wyatt Wilson Ride

This September 11th, local motorcyclists will gather at Eastside Harley-Davidson in Bellevue, WA and take a nearly 100 mile ride to Mud Mountain Dam Park to honor the memory of childhood cancer patient, Wyatt Wilson. In its 11th year, the Wyatt Wilson Ride benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska, where Wyatt spent years… Continue Reading

Giving Back: Summer Food Drives for RMHC

Summer isn’t usually a time when people think about donating food or holding a food drive – but, this is actually the time when the Ronald McDonald House needs help the most! We have a pantry available to all 80 families who stay with us each night and it is typically full of staples to… Continue Reading

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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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