Ronald McDonald House Intake 90s

FAQ Friday – 5-27-16


We’ll start today’s #FAQFriday with a bit of a mystery. Yesterday we dug up this gem from our archives – a guest handbook previously used at the House, but when was it used?

Intake 90s

A secure lighted entrance ensures complete privacy with quiet hours from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Plenty of free parking and shuttle service to hospitals is available to guests.
Entryway to our new House, opened in 2007.

FAQ #1 – So you have rooms for families with sick kids?

A: The first House was built in 1981, and yes, families who have a child (21 and under) who needs medical care can stay with us for as little as one night and for as long as that child is receiving care in Tucson. Families stay for free, as the cost of their stay is underwritten entirely by donations from the community.

FAQ #2 – The House is on Speedway, right?

A: Not anymore! In 2007 we moved to our beautiful new building on Allen Rd, east of Campbell. It’s nine years later and our volunteers keep the House looking brand new.

FAQ #3 – How can I plan a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charities?

A: Call us or contact Scott Matlick to inquire about “3rd Party” fundraisers. See the logo on the guest handbook? We haven’t used that one in over a decade! Scott can tell you more about marketing your event to stay as transparent as possible to your crowd.

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FAQ #4 – What number do I call to find out about staying at the House or making a donation?

A: We can be reached at 520-326-0060. For guest stay information or wish list donations, ask for Cheri or Chris, or you can fill out a room request form online. For monetary donations, ask for Anne or Scott, or you can use our online donation form.

Take a close look at the cover of that guest handbook. Tucson adopted the 520 area code in 1995!


As for the handbook? Our area code changed in 1995 and we began expansion to 16 rooms in 1994, so it’s at least 22 years old!