Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House® New York (RMH-NY) is keeping families close by providing temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring environment that encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. RMH-NY can accommodate 95 families. Its location in Manhattan, in close proximity to major cancer treatment centers, draws children and families from across the country and the world, as well as from the metropolitan New York City area. Since its founding, more than 59,000 families from across the country and world have stayed at RMH-NY. RMH-NY partners with 16 leading cancer treatment hospitals in the New York City area, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Weill Cornell Medical Center and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. RMH-NY is a proud Chapter of the national and international network of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

MDC has been proud to work with Ronald McDonald House New York for many years. MDC has provided pro bono video and event services to RMHNY, which includes video production services and editing of the content to be aired during their annual Gala and annual Volunteer Dinner. MDC has also hosted fundraising events for RMHNY and is currently working on a charity hockey game in October to run alongside the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer campaign. The game will feature esteemed members of the NYPD, NJPD, FBI and DEA facing off against each other to raise money for the House.

MDC introduced a number of high-profile celebrities to the House, including Robert DeNiro, Liam Neeson, Chris Pratt, Emily Blunt, Melissa McCarthy, Tom Holland, Kristen Bell, Taylor Lautner and many more. MDC has also helped to build strong relationships between the House and top Hollywood film studios, including Fox, NBC, Universal, Marvel, Disney, Dreamworks, Lionsgate, Hasbro, Sony and Paramount. MDC organizes and hosts private movie screening events for the House so that the children and families can see all the latest films even if they’re not well enough to attend a regular theater. As a special treat, MDC works with various publicity teams to bring in the stars to answer Q+A’s and introduce their films. Actors like Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy were on hand to introduce the last two XMEN films; Steve Carell came by to introduce Despicable Me 3 and Tom Holland surprised the kids by visiting (IN COSTUME) after a private screening of Spiderman: Homecoming.

MDC is also helping RMHNY document their multimillion dollar renovation project which includes additional rooms, kitchens and an immunosuppressive wing for transplant patients.

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"Meagan Celeste uses her talent and her network to create extraordinary experiences to benefit impactful charities. Her work links high profile people with charities that match their expressed philanthropic interests. Her work with the Ronald McDonald House of New York is a gift of love that conveys the breath and depth of our work and the impact on families in need. By sharing her gift of talent, Meagan is setting the example for others who may want to volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House of New York or one of the many charities making a difference in people’s lives."
– Dr. Ruth C. Browne, CEO and President Ronald McDonald House of New York

Happenings For The House

July 01 2021 MDC Celebrity Series Q+A: TFATWSOctober 28 2019 2019 Face Off to Fight CancerOctober 21 2018 2018 Face Off to Fight Pediatric CancerApril 19 2018 Falcon Sweeps Into TownApril 05 2018 Fun-Filled Day with the Apatow FamilyApril 02 2018 James McAvoy Braves A BlizzardMarch 24 2018 NYPD vs FDNY Charity HockeyFebruary 16 2018 NY Rangers December 01 2017 John CenaOctober 30 2017 Thor Teleports to New York CityOctober 24 2017 Ronald McDonald Recognition DinnerOctober 22 2017 2017 Face Off to Fight Pediatric CancerOctober 13 2017 My Little Pony ScreeningSeptember 22 2017 Steve Van ZandtSeptember 18 2017 Ronald McDonald House Renovation VideoJune 30 2017 Despicable Me: 3 ScreeningJune 27 2017 Tom Holland Visits RMHNYJune 26 2017 Spiderman ScreeningMay 08 2017 2017 Chris Pratt RMH Visit Trolls Screening Event James McAvoy Joins Us for XMEN: Apocalypse Taylor Lautner Visits RMHNY Arts & Crafts with Melissa McCarthy Liam Neeson Visits Ronald McDonald House Chris Pratt Delivers Toys