In the beginning…. a group of concerned parents gathered to form the Ronald McDonald House of Burlington which opened February 14, 1984. The First Congregational Church graciously offered their unoccupied parsonage to the founding committee for a 20 year lease at $1.00 a year. With community support in the way of furniture, wallpaper, paint, and volunteers to do the labor, we created what is known as “The House That Love Built”.
Our House has nine bedrooms and six bathrooms. Our common areas include a sitting room, TV room, dining room, kitchen, playroom, and basement with a nintendo, video games and pool table.
Most of our guest families come to us from Vermont and northern New York, however we have had families and individuals from 39 other states and 31 countries! All have seriously ill children seeking medical treatment at Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility.