Our History

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

Sacramento Ronald McDonald House:
In 1974, the first Ronald McDonald House opened its doors in Philadelphia, PA thanks to Fred and Fran Hill, the Philadelphia Eagles, local McDonald’s restaurant owners, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Throughout the last 41 years, over 353 Ronald McDonald Houses have opened in more than 63 countries around the world in order to provide a temporary residence for more than families of children being treated at local hospitals.

In 1998 the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House opened its doors providing a ‘home away from home’ for families who have children age 0-18 being treated in one of the five Sacramento-area hospitals; UC Davis Medical Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Dignity Health, Kaiser, and Sutter Medical Center. Since then, the 38-bedroom facility has provided affordable, temporary housing for more than 15,000 families who have traveled from all across the United States as well as countries around the world in order to provide their child with the best medical treatment available.

Global Ronald McDonald House Charities provides each House with seed, expansion and emergency grants, as well as in-kind goods and services. However, each House relies on the people and businesses in its own community to provide additional funds, goods and services necessary for operations.

Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake:
Camp Ronald McDonald opened in 1992 under the umbrella of Eagle Lake Children’s Charities. In 1997, Eagle Lake Children’s Charity merged with the McDonald’s cooperative of owner/operators in Northern California to form Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California and became known as Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake. Built on the edge of Eagle Lake near Susanville, CA, Camp Ronald McDonald sits on 35 acres of land where approximately 1,000 campers with special needs are welcomed each summer. The mission of Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake is to provide confidence-building experiences and programs that are designed to encourage each camper’s individuality through the challenges of outdoor group living and teamwork in a supportive environment. An array of programs are offered and adapted to meet the individual needs of each camper. The staff includes experienced and well trained specialists in the fields of drama, arts and crafts, outdoor education, nutrition education, sports and waterfront activities.

 

WHAT WE DO

Keeping families together to help kids heal and cope better

  • SACRAMENTO RONALD McDONALD HOUSE


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    Keeping Families Close
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  • CAMP RONALD McDONALD AT EAGLE LAKE


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    A SPECIAL PLACE FOR SPECIAL CAMPERS
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  • DONATE YOUR VEHICLE


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    Donate your vehicle and we'll pick it up for FREE and you get a tax deduction!
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  • MULVANEY’S DINNER


    Mulvaney's Dinner fundraiser event

    A family style dinner specially prepared by Patrick Mulvaney! Wednesday, Nov. 9th!
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  • RMHC SCHOLARSHIPS


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    Assistance for students to achieve their college dream
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