Ronald McDonald House in Orange will purchase a car to help families with sick children after receiving a donation recently.
Ronald McDonald House Orange executive officer Rebecca Walsh said the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation donated $25,000 recently.
"It's going to enable us to purchase a car for the house so we have the ability to transport families if they don't have their own vehicle," Miss Walsh said.
"We are so excited and humbled."
She said a volunteer or staff member would drive families to and from the hospital after hours, they could pick up families who arrived in Orange via public transport or they could take them into the CBD.
"For us it's vitally important that we can assist the families," Miss Walsh said.
She said more than 650 families have stayed at the house since it opened in 2015.
Miss Walsh said the average stay was about three nights and the longest stay so far was six months and the families came from all walks of life with some families having no car, or only one car that another family member needed to use.
Staff from the house have been working with Tony Leahey Motor Group about purchasing a Hyundai sedan.
Miss Walsh attended a presentation from the Newcastle Permanent Charity Foundation in Newcastle on Thursday.
Other Central West-based recipients of the latest funding round included the Little Wings Limited's Avionics Program and the Autoimmune Resource and Research Centre Inc's Video Snapshot Project.
The Little Wings grant will go towards state-of-the-art avionics equipment to increase pilots' efficiency to safely and reliably transport seriously and chronically ill children from regional NSW to major referral hospitals.
Snapchat project is about extending its reach and helping educate patients, their families, carers and communities about living with an autoimmune disease.
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