RMHC® creates and supports programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children in our community.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas
Healthcare workers agree that the best medicine for a sick child is to have mom and dad by their side. The Ronald McDonald House lets parents get a restful night's sleep, yet be just minutes from the hospital if they need to return to their child.
Our inspiration comes from the strength and passion shown by the families who stay with us. The Jacobson's, from Markleeville, CA, stayed at the Las Vegas Ronald McDonald House for nearly 4 months while their son Joey (12) underwent intensive therapy as part of his recovery from a traumatic brain injury. Joey has re-gained control of much of his body and is looking forward to returning to school and the family fishing and hunting trips this spring.
“You provide the things necessary for life: food and shelter; but more than that, you provide the things necessary for living: conversation, a place to call home, familiar faces, laughs and concerns, support and belief. For all of these things, we humbly say, Thank You.” -Tim, Robbi, Timmy & Joey Jacobsen
5 Things To Know About RMHC
#1 - We believe distance and a place to stay should never be a reason why children can’t visit the best doctors and hospitals to get the best medical treatment.
#2 - Our programs make a difference. Research shows that children heal faster and cope better when their families are close by for support.
#3 - We believe there is strength in numbers. Families find strength from each other and from RMHC staff and volunteers, so their child can be strong enough to heal.
#4 - While McDonald's is our largest corporate donor, our local chapter relies on the generosity of individual donors like you to help grow our programs and serve more than 15,000 families a year. All donations stay in Las Vegas to benefit our local chapter.
#5 - Whenever possible, families will try to contribute a suggested $10 per night to help out, but no family is turned away due to inability to pay (it actually costs us $70).
Your donation enables us to provide comfort, security and support to families during a difficult time in their lives. We’re honored to serve the families who stay with us - and honored you are our partner in their journey of healing.