Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii
What We Do
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, created in 1987 to expand the positive impact of Hawaii’s Ronald McDonald House on the communities served. The House, which opened in 1987, has been and will always be RMHC-HI’s cornerstone program. The mission of RMHC-HI is 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.”RMHC-HI operates two facilities to assist families that have children with serious health conditions. These two residential facilities support those compelled to fly to Oahu for critical medical treatments not available on their home island. For many, an ocean literally separates them from their child’s desperately needed attention. This includes Hawaii’s Neighbor Islands, and other Pacific locals such as Guam, Saipan, Samoa and the Federated Sates of Micronesia. 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 mental support to all who live within.