The Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Ohio is an organization that provides lodging for families whose children face life-threatening illness. Families are asked to contribute $20 per night; however, no family is ever turned away due to inability to pay. The actual cost to provide services is approximately $100/room, per night. To this end, the Helping Hands Program was started to close the gap between what families are able to pay and the actual costs. The program supported nearly 2,500 nights of rest for families from 2009-2011. The funds from the Foundation will support this program for families from Dublin.