Frequently Asked Questions
RMHC–HI provides two Ronald McDonald Houses with a total of 17 guest rooms to lodge seriously–ill children and their families while the child receives life–saving medical treatment on Oahu.
Families at the Ronald McDonald House receive comfortable and safe accommodations in a homelike environment that includes a fully–stocked kitchen, pantry and laundry room, internet access, and family–centered areas and activities. They are also provided with transportation to and from hospitals and the airport, and many other family support services and resources.
Families that must travel to Oahu for a child's needed medical treatments may temporarily reside at one of two Ronald McDonald Houses in Honolulu. RMHC–HI also accepts high–risk pregnancy moms from the neighbor islands. All guest families are referred to RMHC–HI by medical practitioners, social workers or insurance companies.
There is no fee to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. Families are asked to make a nominal contribution of $20 per night if they are able; however, no family is ever denied lodging because of an inability to make a donation. The actual cost to provide accommodations and services for a family is $125/night, paid for with the contributions of caring individuals, businesses, foundations, and community organizations.
Virtually everywhere. However, most of the families that stay at the Ronald McDonald House are from the Neighbor Islands. About 40% are from the Big Island, 35% from Maui, 10% from Kauai, 5% from Molokai/Lanai, 5% from the Pacific Islands, and 5% from the Mainland/Int'l.
All RMHC families have a child–patient that is being treated for a life–threatening illness or injury, including cancer, leukemia, heart problems, organ failure, major physical trauma, premature births, or other very serious medical condition.
Through its Ronald McDonald House program, RMHC–HI helps approximately 400 families each year, or 950 individuals.
No. Ronald McDonald House does not offer medical services.
Hawaii's first Ronald McDonald House opened in Honolulu in March, 1987.
Our two Ronald McDonald Houses are both located in Manoa Valley. The first, original House is at 1970 Judd Hillside Road, and the second House is located nearby, at 2868 Oahu Avenue.
RMHC–HI is a private non–profit organization that relies on the donations of individuals, businesses and foundations in Hawaii to fund our assistance programs. Volunteers from the community also add important contributions of time and talent.
No, while RMHC–HI has a great partnership with McDonald's and they support many of our fund–raising efforts, we operate independently and depend on community wide support to fund our programs and services.
RMHC–HI accepts volunteers that are 14 years of age and older. Exceptions may be made if there is a parental guardian with those under 14.
There are numerous individual and group volunteer opportunities available at RMHC–HI. For a complete listing of volunteer opportunities, just click here, Volunteer or contact the Volunteer Services Manager at 973–5683 ext. 241.
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