Ronald McDonald House Charities


The Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

One question that is frequently asked is: “Doesn’t McDonald’s fund Ronald McDonald Houses?” Your local McDonald’s restaurant owner/operators do generously fund portions of the annual operating costs of the Houses. However, the majority of the annual operating income comes from individual and other corporate donors. For more information on the ways you can help please go to the RMHC web site.


RMHEach year, seven million children and families are served by RMHC – and more need our help. We want to support more children throughout their recovery, give more families a comfortable place to stay during a difficult time and offer medical services to more children who are without.
But we can’t do it without you, so we’re asking you to get involved. There are so many ways for you to join us in our mission dedicated to providing stability and vital resources to children in need.
In North Carolina, we are fortunate to have five Ronald McDonald Houses. Click on the House nearest you to find out how you can help.

Ronald McDonald House of Durham
Serving 70 families a night in the newly expanded House which serves Duke Children’s Hospital.

Ronald McDonald House of Greenville
Helped over 7,700 families through 13,600 admissions since 1987.

Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem
Welcoming 17 families a night in the House.

Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte
This 35,000 square foot House is equipped with 28 bedrooms/suites.

Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill
With 30 bedrooms providing more than 100,000 nights of lodging since 1988.