Mission

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Memphis offers children with pediatric cancer and other catastrophic illnesses undergoing treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and their families a nurturing, family-centered residential community. The House fosters an environment of hope through support services and child-centered activities that encourage children to be children and keep families together near the care they need, always free of charge.

Near the care they need with the family they love.

FACTS

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Memphis  is an independent, community supported 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

Ronald McDonald House of Memphis is a residential housing unit only – the patients receive no medical attention or treatments at the house. Ronald McDonald House is nondiscriminatory and non-sectarian. 

Since opening in 1991, we have housed more than 9,900 children. In 2018, families from 35 states and 10 countries called RMHC Memphis home. All families stay completely free of charge. Our doors are open to every patient of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, regardless of religion, ethnicity, race, gender, national origin, and age. 

In 2018, Ronald McDonald House of Memphis provided a home for 316 families and children, all because of the love and generous donations of our donors and volunteers. 46 days is the average length of stay.  Our house was at full occupancy 86% of 2018.

The actual cost of operating each room per night is $145. 

The vast majority of funding needed to operate a Ronald McDonald House® is provided by residents of the communities served by the House - individuals, corporations, foundations, and civic groups, to name a few. 

Ronald McDonald House of Memphis can give a family more time with their sick child. That means more hugs, more kisses and more “I love yous.”

Because of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, families can face the weight of illness together.

We enable families to focus on the health of their children rather than anything else - paying bills, cooking meals or cleaning the House.

Families are allowed to preserve a sense of normalcy with warm beds, warm meals, and warm hugs from other families fighting the same battle. 

  • Decorating Cookies Sep 18
    Last night's activity for residents was decorating cookies.   
  • Trivia at Parents Night In Sep 17
    Parents Night In for September was anything but trivial.    But there was trivia for the parents.    The team that won received a $20 gift card and second place received...
  • Music Therapy has begun at RMHC Memphis Sep 17
    Instructor Francisco Lara, known as Pacho, brought many instruments for the kids of RMHC Memphis to play and make music.
  • It's time for Back to School Aug 16
    To celebrate the start of school this year, Ronald McDonald House of Memphis had a party for the residents.  There were crafts, food, and backpacks for all the students. Dinner was generous...