• Twin baby girls lying on their stomach and smiling at the camera

Our History

Always growing thanks to dedicated volunteers, generous donors and committed staff

1974

The first Ronald McDonald House opens on October 15, 1974 in Philadelphia thanks to Dr. Audrey Evans...
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1985

With eight bedrooms and a staff of one, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas opens its doors ...
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1989

The Ronald McDonald House moves to 15th Street and Trinity and expands to 13 rooms.
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1989

RMHC Austin hosts the first Bandana Ball at the Austin Opera House.
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1993

RMHC Austin begins helping families who have lost children through the Healing Hearts program.
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2007

RMHC Austin hosts the first annual Lights of Love 5K.
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2007

In December 2007, the new Ronald McDonald House opens next door to Dell Children's Medical Center....
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2008

Friends of the House, a network of passionate young professionals dedicated to helping families...
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2009

The first Ronald McDonald Family Room in Austin opens at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center of Texas.
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2011

The second Ronald McDonald Family Room opens at Dell Children’s Medical Center....
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2012

The third Ronald McDonald Family Room with four sleeping rooms opens at St. David’s Medical Center.
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2013

A record 1,700 families are cared for through the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms...
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2014

RMHC Austin officially becomes Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas.
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2014

RMHC CTX wins eBay Small Business Challenge and teams with a group of eBay professionals.
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2014

JE Dunn Construction and our community come together to install kitchenettes in two guest suites.
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2015

We Celebrated 30 Years of Comforting and Caring for Families in Central Texas...
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2015

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Ronald McDonald Family Room at Seton Medical Center Austin
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2015

RMHC CTX officially announces expansion of services in Bryan, Texas.
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2016

RMHC CTX officially opens first Ronald McDonald Family Room in the Brazos Valley.
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July 2016

RMHC CTX launches Healing Hearts in the Brazos Valley.
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August 2016

RMHC CTX expands the NAMC Ronald McDonald Family Room with four sleep rooms.
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January 2018

RMHC CTX opens its second Ronald McDonald Family Room at College Station Medical Center.
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WHAT WE DO

Providing comfort and support to families with sick children

 

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