Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) lies at the heart of our commitment to our community. RMHC is an independent registered non-profit organization in Hong Kong, and it has become our "Charity of Choice" since its establishment in 1996 with Ronald McDonald HouseTM as its cornerstone project.
The mission of Ronald McDonald House is to provide a 'home away from home' - accommodation for families so they can stay close to their hospitalized children. We believe that when a child is hospitalized, the love and support of family is as powerful as the best medicine prescribed. By providing a comfortable and caring environment, we hope it can help to keep family units together during what can be extremely stressful times.
The House that Love Built
The first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia in 1974 through the efforts of Fred Hill, a Philadelphia Eagles football player. When his daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, Hill and his wide camped out on hospital chairs and benches, and got by on food from vending machines.
They saw others suffering as they did, and wondered how they could provide temporary housing for families with seriously ill children. With considerable help from local McDonald's® franchises, they established the very first Ronald McDonald House. Today, there are over 300 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide, providing thousands of rooms for families each night in dozen of countries and regions.
The House for Hong Kong
Asia's first Ronald McDonald House was established in 1996 in Hong Kong. The 2,000 square meter site is a convenient four-minute walk from the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin, located on a quiet reservoir access road at the western edge of To Shek Village. This 23-bedroom House gives occupants the privacy of their owned air-conditioned, bathroom-equipped bedrooms. Common areas, such as the living room, kitchen and game room, are shared.
Want to learn more? Click on the pages below or visit the Ronald McDonald House website at http://rmh.org.hk.