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 64 countries and regions, all with a common mission of supporting families with ill or injured children. 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 36 years later, RMHC of Idaho now operates a 47-room Ronald McDonald House® in Boise, a Ronald McDonald Family Room® in Eastern Idaho, and three Happy Wheels Hospitality Carts® in Boise, and one in Twin Falls.

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