Ronald McDonald House
Magnolia Hotels is a proud partner of the Ronald McDonald House in each of our cities. As a member of the community, we not only provide financial support, but our staff is committed to volunteering, quarterly, at the local house. In addition, throughout the year, you'll see customer engagements where you can enjoy a night at the hotel and show your support to this wonderful organization. We also encourage you to make a financial donation that you're able to (every little bit helps) or volunteer your time (click here to support). The Ronald McDonald House of Denver history is below. Our goal is simply to raise awareness, raise funds and hopefully "change the community" we work and live in.
"A 1911 mansion just east of downtown Denver at the corner of 16th and Ogden was a welcome sanctuary for over 17,000 families during its tenure as Denver's first Ronald McDonald House from 1979 to 2001. But despite its 11,000 square feet with 15 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and 2 kitchens and commons area, families had to be turned away many nights because the house was full. In 1999 the Board of Directors decided to build a modern and much larger house next to Children's Hospital of Denver to meet the overwhelming demand for economical lodging. A $7 million construction campaign kicked off with ground breaking ceremonies on October 8, 1999. The new 35,000 square foot house opened on April 21, 2001 with more than double the occupancy capacity of the old house. Its floorplan features 31 bedrooms with private bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 5 TV lounges and dens, play areas and staff and volunteer offices. The House meets all ADA standards. With our metropolitan area's growing prominence in the field of medicine and moves by The Children's Hospital and the University of Colorado Hospital to the new Fitzsimons Medical Campus in Aurora, the RMHCD Board acted decisively to build yet another, even larger house to meet future needs. Groundbreaking for the Aurora Ronald McDonald House was held on October 19, 2006, at a site just west of I-225 between Colfax and Sixth Avenue. In March 2008, the 76,000 square foot facility opened with the capacity to house 45 families a night. It sports 3 large kitchens, two laundry facilities, TV lounges, play areas indoors and out, computer rooms and a patio area".
Our hotel company and staff encourage you to share your support, your financial contribution or your time. Together, we'll all make a difference not only in a child's life, but in an entire community. Click here to learn more or to donate.