Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii, Inc.
- Children & Youth
- Health & Medicine
Location1970 Judd Hillside RoadHonolulu, HI 96822 United States
To provide a home-away-from-home for seriously ill children and their families, and to develop other programs and partnerships aimed at improving the lives of children in Hawaii and the Pacific.
Ronald McDonald House Charities(r) of Hawaii, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, created in 1997 to expand the positive impact of Hawaii’s Ronald McDonald House (RMH) on the communities served. The House, which opened in 1987, has been and will always be RMHC-HI’s cornerstone program. In short, RMHC-HI keeps families together when they need each other most so that they can do the most to nurture each other. No other Hawaii organization is set up to do what RMHC-HI does. Much of its success can be credited to the community, not only for monetary contributions but also the thousands of hours of personal time given by hundreds of committed RMHC-HI volunteers. Volunteerism is essential in achieving the RMHC-HI mission.
RMHC-HI operates two residential facilities to assist families that have children with serious health conditions. They support those compelled to fly to Oahu for critical medical treatments not available on their home island.
For neighbor island families, an ocean literally separates them from their child’s desperately needed medical attention. Lengths of stay vary widely at the overnight facilities depending on diagnosis but generally range from several days to several months. The overnight facilities strive to foster emotional, spiritual, and compassionate support to all who live within.