Ty Pennington came to Greenville to help kick off the renovation of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas’ family lounge and business center. He has helped with some of the design for the renovation and also wanted to thank donors.

Ronald McDonald House recently expanded in June of 2018 and added 12 more guest rooms for families. The original House, built in 1989, is in need of a small renovation.

What is the kitchen in the original house is now projected to become a place for families to relax and enjoy their stay. Pennington, HG-TV star and host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, heard of the project and stopped by to tour the home and meet people of the Greenville community.

Pennington was touched and amazed at how many people have been helped through Ronald McDonald House. “Over 15,000 families in the past 30 years have been helped,” said Pennington.


Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas helps to keep families with sick children together and near the care and resources they need. The House provides two programs, Ronald McDonald House and a Ronald McDonald Family Room, that directly improve the health and well-being of hospitalized children and their families.

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