Your Donation Makes a Difference

“Keeping Families Close”

When you support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York, you are giving families what they need most: each other.   With such a variety of ways to help, you can be assured your support will be directly and immediately felt by our families.

Meet the Marlows and share with them their journey.  See the difference the Ronald McDonald House made in their lives.  A difference made possible by you, our donors.

It was supposed to be a very special Christmas for Sabrina and Bill Marlow.  After seven months in Iraq, Major Bill Marlowe was going home to North Carolina where he would meet for the first time his youngest child, Madelynn, who had been born while he was deployed.

IMG_6084_1That was not the case.  Instead, he was told to go to Buffalo, where the three-month-old girl was hospitalized in stable but critical condition with an infection that caused serious breathing problems.

As the family faced spending Christmas away from home with three small children, including one who was very ill, the Ronald McDonald House was there for them. “I don’t know how I ever would have done it without the House,” said Sabrina, “We made friends at the Ronald McDonald House, I want people to know how appreciative we are for the support, the hugs and the friendship we found there.”

We sincerely thank our donors and volunteers for making these moments possible and giving Major Bill, Sabrina, Madelynn and her siblings the gift of family and togetherness when they needed it the most.