Welcome to

RMHC South Australia

Giving seriously ill children the best gift of all – their families.

1 House
208 Families stay a year
20 Bedrooms

RMHC South Australia history

Welcome to Ronald McDonald House Charities South Australia.  We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing vital programs for families with seriously ill children. 

About Our Chapter 

Ronald McDonald Charities first arrived in South Australia in 1991, following a major refurbishment of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. To assist families needing accommodation close to where their child was being treatment in hospital and in 2000 we established Adelaide’s very first Ronald McDonald House. Since then, we have expanded our accommodation facilities to give over 200 families a warm, safe and secure place to stay every year.  

Through our accommodation and support services, we strive to keep families together when life gets turned upside down due to a child’s illness.

Our Ronald McDonald House is run by a tirelessly hard working team of staff and volunteers, aided by the generous support of our donors, sponsors and corporate partners.

Our programs

We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing vital programs for families with seriously ill children.

House

Our House provides a homely and inviting place to stay for parents, guardians, carers and their siblings while their child is undergoing treatment at the Women's and Children's Hospital.

Learning Program

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program assists school-aged children with serious illnesses and injuries to catch up on missed education following treatment and recovery. Providing a suite of educational support services, including therapy sessions and one-on-one tutorials with experienced teachers, our Ronald McDonald Learning Program is tailored to students’ individual needs. We aim to build each child’s confidence and self-esteem in preparation for their return to the classroom. All services are free to families thanks to funding from our generous RMHC supporters.

How you can help

Make a donation

Support the charity or your local house

Become a volunteer

See the openings in your area

Other ways to help

   

Fundraise For Us

Whether it’s holding a raffle, a fundraiser in your club or workplace or even riding, running or walking for a good cause, by raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities South Australia, you will be making a tremendous difference to the lives of families who have a sick or injured child.

Getting started is easy.  Simply download our Fundraising Toolkit for more information about how you can fundraise in your own way and do your bit to make our House a home away from home.

Got your idea and ready to start fundraising?  Then complete an Agreement to Fundraise and send it to fundraising.sa@rmhc.org.au

Room Rescue

The original House has accommodated over 4,000 families which equates to more than 130,000 bed nights.  Understandably, the bedrooms are in need of renovation. 

The ‘Room Rescue’ Program provides organisations or community groups with the opportunity to partner with us to refurbish and maintain these bedrooms.  It is the House’s aim to improve the level of comfort that we provide to the families.

To learn more email us at admin.adelaide@rmhc.com.au 

Meals from the Heart

It is hard for families to spend each day in a hospital environment and at the end of a long emotional day; they often do not have the energy to prepare a nourishing, home-cooked meal.  Meals from the Heart gives families the chance to meet some bright, happy people who talk about ordinary, everyday things like, the football, weather and current affairs. 

To learn more about Meals from the Heart , email us at admin.adelaide@rmhc.org.au

Leave a Gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your will, or a bequest, is a wonderful legacy for future generations.  Anyone can leave a charitable bequest. It is a powerful way to make a positive impact on the future, without affecting your finances in the present. 

Whenever the time is right for you, please consider remembering Ronald McDonald House Charities in your Will.  Your gift will provide love, care and support for seriously ill children and their families whenever they need it.

Information for Solicitors & Executors

If you or your client intend to leave a Bequest to RMHC South Australia, the correct legal name to use is Ronald McDonald House Charities South Australia, registered business name of Allan Campbell AND WCH House Inc.

Our ABN is 30 061 528 747 and our registered office address is 271 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, 5006

The charity is registered with the Australia Commission for Not-for-profits and Charities (ACNC). We also have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. When taking instructions from your client about their charitable intentions, please consider the tax implications for the estate and the tax benefits of transferring assets from an estate to a charity with DGR status.  

For further information contact us on (08) 8267 6922 or email us at admin.adelaide@rmhc.com.au

Become a Corporate Partner

Our charity is able to bring comfort and care to thousands of families Australia-wide, largely thanks to the generosity of like-minded businesses and individuals who provide significant financial, in-kind and volunteering support year-on-year.

We strive to create mutually beneficial partnerships with organisations who are committed to our mission of supporting the ever-changing needs of seriously ill children and their families.

To find out about becoming a Corporate Partner, email us at admin.adelaide@rmhc.com.au

2018 House Partners

  • Kookaburra Homes

2018 Room Rescue Partners

  • Whyalla Mt Laura Lions Club
  • Lions Club Richmond
  • Wohlers
  • Toybox International
  • Department for Communities and Social Inclusion
  • Gilchrist Connell

2018 Gala Ball Supporters

  • McDonald’s South Australia
  • Adelaide BMW
  • Andrew Mazzone Design Jeweller
  • Arytza
  • Coca Cola Amatil
  • Commonwealth Bank Australia
  • KI Spirits
  • Kookaburra Homes
  • Mark Lobert Studio
  • Martin Brower
  • Modbury Press
  • oOh!Media
  • Scarpantoni Wines
  • Secure Parking
  • SANFL
  • Steadfast
  • Westpac Banking Corporation

Upcoming Events

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Events