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For the 11th year in a row no house awarded in the San Diego Ronald McDonald House dream house raffle

   May 18, 2018

Update: February 2019

After dropping for-profit raffle consultant, Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego finally offers the highly advertised dream house to its raffle winner. See The San Diego Union-Tribune's Dream House Raffle is back...and this time it is giving away the house.

Posted on June 20, 2018

"It should be called 'The Castle in the Sky Raffle' with a disclaimer that it is constructed with pipe dreams," CharityWatch's president said in The San Diego Union-Tribune's Charity parts ways with Dream House raffle consultant.

Posted on May 18, 2018

"The raffle ought to give away the prize that’s most heavily advertised and promoted. It’s misleading, clearly, unless someone has pored over the fine print, and obviously, people aren’t doing that," according to CharityWatch's president, Daniel Borochoff, on CBS SF Bay Area talking about the San Francisco Dream House Raffle to benefit the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.