Give families the chance to feel at home with Ronald McDonald House Houston

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Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Houston

Help families receiving medical care find comfort and compassion with Ronald McDonald House Houston.

Houston is home to the world’s largest medical center and offers some of the best pediatric treatment in the world.

However, navigating a new, unfamiliar city and affording hotel expenses while seeking medical care can be challenging.

Since 1978, Ronald McDonald House Houston has been providing a “home away from home” for the families of children receiving care in the Texas Medical Center.

The Holcombe House

Located less than a mile from the Med Center, Ronald McDonald House Houston has a stand-alone facility called the Holcombe House with 50 “bedroom homes” for patients and families receiving long-term care.

Guests of the Holcombe House receive many meals, transportation to the medical center, and access to the in-house laundry room, play areas, and community kitchen.

There are also additional rooms and care centers located within local hospitals. These care centers and the Holcombe House, which host a variety of events including tutoring sessions, movie nights and spa days, create a sense of community and foster healing for the patients and their families.

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Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Houston

Give Back

To continue providing the comfort of a home to displaced families, Ronald McDonald House Houston relies on volunteers and donations from the local community. See how you can give back and support their cause with our list below.

  • Volunteer At Events Volunteers are needed at events as well as in preparation for annual events such as the Trafigura Run for the House, Boo Ball, and golf tournament. Jobs include addressing holiday cards, assisting with administrative tasks, assisting with fundraising events and much more.
  • Individual Volunteers Volunteers 16 and older are needed to greet families, bake cookies, prepare bedrooms, and visit with patients and families as well as other activities that make the house feel like a home.
  • Friends and Young Friends Organization – This membership organization and young professional association is dedicated to supporting the endeavors of the Ronald McDonald House Houston through volunteerism, fundraising, and social networking.

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Megan O'Malley covers Houston area nonprofits and select events and helps manage social media for 365 Houston. She grew up in Galveston and graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in public relations and event planning, She recently relocated to Houston and has enthusiastically embraced all the city has to offer. Megan is an animal lover, passionate about special events and loves spending time outdoors and giving back to the community.