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From our Families To Yours, Happy Holidays!

The holidays can be difficult, doubly so when you’re away from home with a sick child. For families like Taylor’s, it helps to know generous people like you are there to make things easier.

By donating to Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha, you’re ensuring families like Taylor’s are well cared for this holiday season. Illness doesn’t take a holiday break, and we’re thankful that your support doesn’t, either.

Plus, thanks to an anonymous donor, your gift can be matched, dollar for-dollar, up to $30,000. Will you give today and make the holidays a little bit easier for twice as many families? Thank you for your big heart, and for providing the little things that make a big difference.

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Our Mission

Strengthening children and their families during their most difficult and challenging times

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha (RMHC) is to create and operate programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. We strive to do so by providing opportunities that strengthen children and families during their most difficult and challenging times.

The specific purpose of the Ronald McDonald House Charities is to support access to care, reduce financial burden, provide psychosocial support keeping families together, enhance clinical experiences and outcomes and help families resume normalcy.

It’s The Little Things

At Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha, we know that oftentimes, it’s the little things that provide the most comfort. A hot cup of coffee in the morning. The smell of clean laundry. The feeling of a fresh haircut.

Just like you, our families appreciate those little things in our House, as well as crawling into a warm bed after a long day in the hospital room. The taste of a home-cooked meal, even while far from home. A calming voice saying, “it’ll be okay.”

When families travel to Omaha for their child’s medical care, they need those little things to get through it. They find them at Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha.

Where the little things make the biggest difference.

Making A Difference…


  • 417

    Number of Individuals Served

  • 29

    Average Length of Stay

  • 34%

    Of families served are from Nebraska

In Their Words…

“Just one hour of fun. One hour of laughing and giggling, and learning about their life and their past, and giving them hope, and them saying, ‘It’ll be okay.’ Absolutely no one knows if it’s going to be okay or not, but just to hear them say that is amazing.”

- Emily Webster, Grand Island, NE

During her stay, a local sorority came to the House and cooked dinner. “I don’t think they have any idea how happy I was to have pancakes and bacon. We couldn’t afford bacon. That’s the harsh reality of your kids being in the hospital: you can’t work. If you don’t work, you have no money. You have no place to stay. You have no food. Without the Ronald McDonald House, I literally don’t know what I would have done.”

- Kenzie Pasold, Norfolk, NE

“At the House, we feel like we’re not the only ones going through this.”

- Nick Everett, Beatrice, NE

“It helps me not keep everything bottled up inside. If I’m having a bad day, I can just talk to somebody. They’ll tell me, ‘You’re loved. You’re safe. You’re ok, and you’re going to get through this.’ And the parents are just living the same life we are. It doesn’t matter what kind of background we come from, or how much money we have or don’t have, we’re all the same.”

- Andrea Garrett, Sidney, NE

“You can just think about your kid. You don’t have to worry about dinner. You don’t have to worry about where you’re going to wash your clothes. You don’t have to worry about how much a hotel is going to cost on a given night.”

- April Albright, Wyoming

© McDonald’s Corporation The following trademarks used herein are owned by McDonald’s Corporation and its affiliates; McDonald’s, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Ronald McDonald House Charities Logo, RMHC, Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. RMHC is recognized as a public charity under Internal Revenue Code section 509(a) and has 501(c)(3) status. Donations to RMHC are deductible. Donors should consult their tax advisor for questions regarding deductibility. The RMHC in Omaha EIN is 47-0755104. A copy of the RMHC determination letter is available upon request. To request accessible versions of RMHC in Omaha financial documents, please email hsamuels@rmhcomaha.org.