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About Us

When a family faces the weight of a child’s illness, the best thing they can do is face it together. Because families are stronger together.

Established in 1989, Ronald McDonald House Charities® New Zealand (RMHC®) is the country’s leading family charity and we work tirelessly to take care of Kiwi families throughout their children’s medical journeys.  At the heart of what we do is the simple premise that families are stronger when they’re together.

Our core programme, our Ronald McDonald Houses®, endeavour to strengthen Kiwi families who are away from home with a hospitalised child, by providing free accommodation and support services. Most importantly we ensure these families can remain together so that they will be better placed to cope and help their children heal.

We are part of a global network which is now over 40 years old and RMHC has Houses operating in over 40 countries.

Our Mission

RMHC creates and supports programmes which strengthen Kiwi families throughout their children’s medical journeys, ensuring they are better placed to cope and help their children heal.

Our Vision

As pioneers of providing family centred care, RMHC continually strives to be part of the solution in improving the lives of hospitalised children and their families.  We are working towards a time when every family whose children require treatment at a hospital away from home can be reassured in knowing that they will be welcomed and supported by a RMHC New Zealand programme.

Our Annual Reports

Ronald McDonald House Charities Annual Report 2016

Our Programmes

Ronald McDonald House Auckland

Ronald McDonald House South Island

Ronald McDonald House Wellington 

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms

Ronald McDonald Family Retreat

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile