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Just under $50K left to raise - we need you!

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No guest is ever turned away because they’re unable to afford the modest lodging donation. Your gift makes this possible.

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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’re so close! 

Can you help us reach our expansion funding goal?

The Russell J. Salvatore Hospitality House on the Kevin Guest House Campus opened in August of 2018 and has allowed us to double the number of guests we can serve, offer larger suites for families, and provide handicap-accessibility for the first time since 1972. We have just under $45,000 (just 2%) left to raise of our $3 million campaign. Please give a gift today!

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Our Stories

Welcoming Guests from Any Area Hospital

Kevin Guest House is the only option 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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