The mission of The Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, MA® (RMH Springfield) is to provide a home away form home for the families of children who are being treated in area hospitals. RMH Springfield accommodates eligible families at an affordable rate, regardless of income. The House provides a setting for families to receive emotional support.
The Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, MA® is one of an international network of over 300 Houses that have opened since the first House was established in Philadelphia in 1974. The non-profit corporation, Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, MA® was founded for the sole purpose of building and operating our House. Serving on the Board of Directors are representatives of the Junior League of Springfield, area McDonald’s® owners/operators, medical personnel, concerned parents and community volunteers.
In 1984, five members of the Junior League of Springfield researched and documented the need for a Ronald McDonald House to service pediatric needs, particularly at Baystate Medical Center and The Shriner’s Hospital. Unbeknownst to the Springfield Junior League, a Monson woman, Sandra Crowley, a mother of two, had started a petition drive to bring a Ronald McDonald House to Springfield. When Crowley and the Junior League became aware of each other’s efforts, they joined forces.