Where the
little things
make the

biggest
difference

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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.

Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha:

Where the little things make the biggest difference.

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.

Making A Difference…

 

  • 621

    Number of Individuals Served

  • 35

    Average Length of Stay

  • 46%

    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

From Our Blog

  • Mike and Tia Jilg understand what this year has been like for you. They know what it’s like to be concerned with a contagious disease and to be isolated from friends and family. They know how stressful it is to meticulously plan every outing, taking every possible precaution to protect loved ones, particularly those who are significantly at-risk. They know how the constant worry and feelings of loneliness can lead to fear and exhaustion.

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  • At the beginning of the year, September 11, 2020 was a night planned to be the annual Wings & Wheels gala – a night of viewing exotic cars and aircraft in a private airplane hangar, complete with local gourmet small bites and cocktails, entertainment, and a live auction, all in person. Come mid-June, we knew that we would need to pivot this year, adjusting to the challenges of a global pandemic. In a time where the world faces so many challenges, we find opportunity and new ways of supporting the families who need us most. 

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  • At Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha, we’re used to dealing with changing circumstances. But five months ago, we – and all of you – experienced changes unlike anything we’ve seen in our 26 years of existence. We’re used to caring for immune-compromised children and their families, but the coronavirus pandemic has also caused us to cancel events, in-person programs and volunteer activities, and most significantly, prevented us from accepting new families for roughly 90 days.

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© 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.