Ronald Mcdonald House Charities Case Study

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The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire began in 1986 and is one of 338 Ronald McDonald Houses around the world. Each House is an independent, community agency. The Savannah RMHC has thirteen bedrooms and is usually on a waiting list. Other programs connected to the local RMHC are the Ronald McDonald Family Room and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile (n.d.) Retrieved from
“The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families” (n.d.) Retrieved from
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Joseph’s/Candler Hospital and other medical businesses in the Savannah, Georgia area. Other stakeholders include the RMHC board members, directors and the staff. The RMHC volunteers and donors are also stakeholders, and McDonald’s is the largest corporate donor. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and the Ronald McDonald Family Room are outreach programs that offer family services, dental treatment and health education (n.d.) Retrieved from…show more content…
The evaluation will reveal if the program’s services aid in the healing of the children and allow them a speedier recovery time because they have their families by their sides. An evaluation will also demonstrate if the program meets the goal of easing financial strain by providing a home away from home for families. The evaluation will look at the Coastal Empire chapter to determine if they adjust to meet the needs of sick children and their families in Savannah. Information for the evaluation was collected from the RMHC stakeholders previously listed.
A formative evaluation was implemented because the RMHC project is ongoing and this evaluation focuses on the process and the progress of the internal performance goals (Baker, 2010). A formative evaluation contributes information on if the program works and on how to enhance the program. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected. The data was collected through questionnaires, interviews, observation of the children and their families and observation of the hospital staff and RMHC staff over a three-year period (McNamara,

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