Since 1980, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas has been creating, finding and supporting programs that directly impact the well-being of children. We do this through our core programs, the Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.
Keeping Families Close
When a family struggles with their child's critical medical condition, the Ronald McDonald House provides a private place for them to stay each night and the little things that are otherwise easily taken for granted. While RMHCA cannot make medicine taste better or take away painful treatments, families receive comfortable suites, hot meals, play spaces and friendly faces to come home to after a long day in the hospital. Ronald McDonald House is not a hotel, but a warm "home-away-from-home" with a sense of community and support.
This Ronald McDonald House has provided stress-relieving comfort and respite for more than 35,000 families sent to Little Rock for life saving medical care for their child, and will welcome approximately 1,200 more in 2018. These families must travel hundreds of miles from their homes, from all across Arkansas, many states and other countries. Families are often heard saying, "we don't know what we would do without the Ronald McDonald House."
Keeping Kids Healthy
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides free dental care and educational services to Arkansas' under-served children in their own neighborhoods. Through a relationship between Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas, Arkansas Children's Hospital and Delta Dental of Arkansas, this 40-foot, state-of-the-art, mobile dental clinic visits schools and other youth-serving agencies bringing hope and relief to children who would otherwise not be able to obtain dental care.