The Boston Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away-from-home for children with cancer and their families. Since opening its doors in 1979, thousands of children, receiving treatment for cancer at Children's Hospital Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund Clinic and other area hospitals, have made our House their "home." The House--an independent community-supported non-profit--has a staff of 3 and a core group of over 50 volunteers. While Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England and McDonald's Corporation support the House in many ways, the House is responsible for raising over 90% of its operating budget each year. Thanks to the generosity of individuals, civic and religious groups, corporations and foundations in the community, we are able to provide this service to children and families during their time of need.