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About Kevin Guest House

Inspired by 13-year old Kevin Garvey who traveled to Buffalo to battle leukemia in 1972

As the first independent healthcare hospitality house in America, Kevin Guest House has served as the model for more than 600 houses across the country, including the very first Ronald McDonald House.   

Since opening in July 1972 we have hosted patients and their families, primarily from Western New York, but also from 49 states, Canada, and eleven other countries.

Our mission is to provide a comfortable and supportive home away from home for patients and their families. As America’s first healthcare hospitality house, our vision is to set the standard for compassionate guest care. 

We’ve reached our Expansion Goal! 

A critical step in serving our guests, and doubling our capacity. 

The biggest accomplishment of 2020 was closing our first ever capital expansion at the Russell J. Salvatore Hospitality House. Thanks to the gifts from hundreds of donors – and our closing donor, the First Niagara Foundation – a project nearly 20 years in the making is complete, allowing us to now focus on improving our daily operations, making the rest of our campus more suitable for our guests, and strategically plan for our future sustainability. 

Would you like to help sustain the future of Kevin Guest House? Find out more about Naming Opportunities, and other ways to support our future success. 

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Our Stories

Welcoming Guests from Any Area Hospital

Kevin Guest House is the only facility that welcomes families and patients of any age and for any type of treatment at all area hospitals including Roswell Park, Kaleida, ECMC and Catholic Health facilities.

Imagine if you were away from home and faced with medical crisis. Where would you stay? How could you afford a long term stay and who would be with you? We hope these stories will inspire you to help pay it forward for the next guest who needs a place to stay.

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Pay It Forward For a Guest

Friends of KGH continue to fundraise online and  year-round to help provide needed funding for the next guests who cannot afford their stay. Donate to a fundraiser or start your own fundraiser now.

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Volunteers Keep Our Doors Open

One of the many ways individuals and corporations can help us continue our mission is to help keep our Healing Garden a beautiful respite and sanctuary for our guests. Consider donating flowers or helping our gardening team to keep it blooming!

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Show Our Families Some Love

Can you provide items that help us maintain our home and keep it safe, clean and comfortable for our guests?  Consider organizing a collection drive with your neighbors, family, school or company. 

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Purchase Our KGH Book

Arcadia Publishing’s writer & national book seller Gerald Halligan, a has told our unique story in a pictorial book about Kevin Guest House.

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