RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES
WELCOME TO RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES
We are an independent non-profit organisation that provides a range of support to seriously ill children and their families when they need it most.
We were set up in memory of Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's, who believed in charity as a way of putting something back into the community. Our first Ronald McDonald House in Australia opened in 1981 and since then one in eight Australians have been helped by us or know someone who has used one of our programs.
McDonald's Australia pays all of our administration and management costs as well as being a generous donor. This means 100 cents from every dollar raised goes towards the children and families we support. The rest of our essential funds are raised through donations from our supporters, volunteers and sponsors.
A GLOBAL CHARITY HELPING LOCAL PEOPLE
RMHC began in the USA in 1974 as Ronald McDonald’s Children’s Charities (RMCC). Named after our instantly recognisable Ronald McDonald character who’s always smiling and full of happiness, our houses represent a place where children and families can feel safe and supported, away from the clinical hospital environment.
You can find out more on this website. Just follow the links below to learn about how each specific program provides vital support for families with seriously ill children.
- Ronald McDonald House program
- Ronald McDonald Learning Program
- Ronald McDonald Family Room program
- Ronald McDonald Family Retreat program
- RMHC Cord Blood Bank
- RMHC Charlie Bell Scholarship
- Ronald McDonald Grants program
- Watch the RMHC Information DVD