Ronald McDonald House Holds Ribbon Cutting

| September 19, 2017

Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut

New Haven, CT – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Sept. 13 for the new Ronald McDonald House serving Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (RMH CT) on 860 Howard Ave. directly across the street form Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.
The new facilities replace the 12 bedroom house at 501 George Street that has allowed RMH CT to provide a warm and caring environment for more than 10,000 families over the last 32 years.

This new house features open space in the common areas, larger comfortable bedrooms with private bathrooms, sunrooms and family lounges, a children’s playroom, teen room and family patio. In general, the house provides a warm homelike atmosphere with large windows, welcoming colors and plenty of volunteers to support the children and their families throughout their stay.

The first phase, of a three-phased expansion that will culminate in a 42 bedroom facility, cost $11.35 million to build. Construction was completed in one year to create the 28,000sf state of the art facility.
The co-chairs for the Capital Campaign, David Fusco and Larry Lazaroff, announced that over $5.4 million was donated from the community for this special project. The local McDonald’s owner operators of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts contributed $2 million.

Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman who participated in the dedication said, “The Ronald McDonald House has been a wonderful source of relief and comfort to more than 10,000 families over the past 32 years. I am excited about this new chapter in their history of serving children and families in need. This new state-of-the-art facility will serve as a beacon of hope to thousands and thousands of families for the decades to come.”

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital  provided tangible support from the beginning of the project by providing the land across the street from the hospital, a generous subsidy for 10 years to assist with loan repayment, and the purchase of the 501 George Street property. They also will help by providing more land next door for Phase III.

The first phase, of a three-phased expansion that will culminate in a 42 bedroom facility, cost $11.35 million to build. Construction was completed in one year to create the 28,000sf state of the art facility.

 

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