The Longfellow House was a unique project made possible by an unprecedented partnership between KCMO Parks and Recreation, Hallmark Corporation and RMHC-KC. With 41 bedrooms, 12 of which are immunosuppressed suites, this house is LEED certified.
The second Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City opened on September 19, 1988, exactly 7 years after the first Kansas City Ronald McDonald House had opened. It has 19 bedrooms for families, and includes an outdoor playground and Sporting KC basement. It was renamed on its 30th birthday to honor Dr. Phyliss and Bob Bernstein and their family.
The Wylie House was the third Ronald McDonald House opened on Feb. 12, 2015. Adding 20 more bedrooms to make 87 total in Kansas City, the Wylie House was built in order for RMHC-KC to be there every time for the families that need their services. With area hospitals growing and expanding, the waiting list grew to unmanageable numbers, and this House was the answer to that need.
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Community Room at Longfellow House
Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Longfellow House features a Community Room, available for use by outside groups. The room is available seven days a week between the hours of 8:30am and 8:30pm with prior scheduling.
The room can accommodate 30 people with tables and 40 people with theater-style seating. The furniture in the room may be arranged to meet your needs. Please call Adrienne at 816-842-8321 ext.117 to check availability and to make a reservation.
While the Ronald McDonald House Community Room can be used by your group at no charge, we encourage you to visit our “Wish List” to see if there are any items you can contribute to help us meet our mission. We rely heavily on the community’s generous support to provide lodging and support for the children and families.