Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.

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IRS EIN: 74-2277664
Phone Number: 512-628-5931
Address: 1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723
Helping a sick child fight their illness takes a big enough emotional toll on a family. Adding a financial strain can make it all almost too much to bear. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas (RMHC CTX) was built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child.

As partners in enabling family-centered care for three decades, RMHC CTX strives to be part of the solution in improving the lives of children and their families by providing programs that strengthen families during difficult times. In our 33 year history, we have supported 22,000+ families by providing them 120,000+ room nights, saving them millions of dollars in lodging and food expenses.

In 2017, we served a record 3,214 families by providing 11,083 room nights. Most importantly, we kept them close to their hospitalized children and took care of their immediate and basic needs, which allowed them to focus solely on their child.

Impact Statement

Every comfort, every meal, every amenity at RMHC CTX happens because of our generous community.

Families are supported through four programs: Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, Happy Wheels Carts and Healing Hearts. Each year, RMHC CTX receives thousands of referrals from hospital medical staff for families from all socio-economic backgrounds seeking accommodations near the hospital where their critically ill or injured children are located. The Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms increase the ability of parents to spend more time with their hospitalized children, to interact with their medical providers, and to participate in care decisions while reducing their financial burden for lodging and meals. Our Happy Wheels Carts bring complimentary items to families waiting at the hospitals and the Healing Hearts program supports families who have tragically lost children by providing financial burial assistance and bereavement counseling.

RMHC CTX opened 33 years ago to help Central Texas-area families. Our services are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We've comforted 22,000+ families, providing 120,000+ room nights and thousands of meals. Nearly 200,000 guests have visited our four Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, 1,500+ families have been supported through the Healing Hearts program, and thousands of complimentary items from our Happy Wheels Carts have been given to families.

Needs Statement

Your generosity makes an immediate impact on the children and families we serve.
--$25 could provide linens for a guest room
--$50 could fill a Ronald McDonald Family Room with snacks
--$100 could cover our cost to provide a family one night at the Ronald McDonald House
--$350 could provide burial assistance to a family who tragically lost a child
--$500 could provide dinner for families at 5 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms
--A gift of any amount helps every family that walks through our doors.
"Because of Ronald McDonald House Charities, I wasn't in constant fear and riddled with anxiety about the distance between me and my son. Every morning I woke up, I could run across the street to my child." -- Krystal Smith, Ronald McDonald House Family

"Emerson was in the NICU for 67 days, and each day she was there, we were grateful to have the Ronald McDonald Family Room to relax, rest, and regroup so we could stay strong for her." -- Jenn Zavala, Ronald McDonald Family Room Family

"As a dad, I was thankful for an environment where I could open up, speak freely, and connect with other dads. When I returned to work as an engineer, few of my colleagues (mostly men) wanted to have meaningful discussions because they were unsure of how or even if I wanted to talk. Even today, I still lean on the dads from the Healing Hearts group to talk about and honor Marie." -- Scott Carden, Healing Hearts Family

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Matching Funds Description

A generous RMHC CTX donor will match your gift dollar for dollar up to $5,000. AMPLIFY your gift now for our children and families! Thank you to Rich Piasecki for his generous match of $1,000!