History

In 1984, the first Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) was established in memory of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, a strong advocate for children who was fully committed to giving back to the communities where we serve.

Embracing Ray Kroc’s philosophy and believing that every child deserves a strong mind and a strong body, RMHC has since put into practice providing care and comfort to children and their families all around the world.

First incepted in Singapore as the Ronald McDonald Children’s Charity in 1989, the name of the Charity was changed to Ronald McDonald House Charities Singapore in 2011. Since 1989, RMHC Singapore fulfilled its mission by allocating over S$6 million in support of the Ronald McDonald Family Room at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital as well as the Beneficiaries Program helping over 900 Singaporean children in medical, surgical and rehabilitative treatments.

On January 9, 2013, RMHC Singapore opened the first Ronald McDonald House (RMH) at National University Hospital (NUH). The RMH is a stay-in facility that allows parents to stay close to their children who are receiving prolonged medical treatment at the hospital. This is especially relevant because research has shown that children recover faster when they know their parents are close by.