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 32 year history, we have supported 19,000+ families by providing them 110,000+ room nights at our "home-away-from-home", saving them millions of dollars in lodging and food expenses.

In 2016, we served a record 2,116 families by providing 10,484 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's healing.

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 increases 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 Cart program brings items of comfort directly to families in the hospitals and the Healing Hearts program support families who have tragically lost children by providing financial burial assistance and bereavement counseling.

RMHC CTX opened 32 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 19,000+ families, providing 110,000+ room nights and thousands of meals. Nearly 200,000 guests have visited our four Ronald McDonald Families Rooms, 1,400+ 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 the cost to provide a family one night at the Ronald McDonald House
--$350 could provide provide burial assistance to a families 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.
After losing two babies in two years, I was not going to leave my newborn daughter's side. I stayed close to her because of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas. Our baby Elena was a micro-preemie. Born at 24 weeks and 5 days, she weighed a mere 1 pound 5 ounces. I wanted to be with her every moment as she got stronger in the hospital. The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms kept me close to her and right by her side. It's because of wonderful friends like our community that we were able to stay close to Elena as she got stronger. We truly believe being right by her side helped her heal and finally come home. We are forever grateful to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas for helping our family.
--Ana Hernandez
Learn more about Elena's story in our video section.

Match Amount

Thank you to UFCU for generously supporting RMHC CTX with a $10,000 challenge grant!