Our History

The very first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia in 1974. Since then, over 365 Houses and other programs have been opened around the world in more than 43 countries and regions, all with a common mission of providing a welcoming, comfortable environment for families during a very difficult time in their lives. Read more…

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho (RMHC of Idaho) opened the Idaho Ronald McDonald House on February 1, 1988 with 4 bedrooms and it was the smallest Ronald McDonald House in the world. Over 31 years later, RMHC of Idaho now operates a 17-room Ronald McDonald House in Boise, two Happy Wheels Hospitality Carts in Boise, and soon, a Ronald McDonald Family Room® in Idaho Falls.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho raises all funds for operating the Idaho Ronald McDonald House and Happy Wheels Hospitality Carts locally, through donations and signature fundraising events.