Angel with his parents

Our Mission

Ronald McDonald House Charities of El Paso keeps families close during their child’s serious illness or injury while receiving medical care in El Paso, Texas.

Since 1984, Ronald McDonald’s House Charities of El Paso has been providing a place for children and their families to rest and refresh, a place that feels like home and keeping families close of seriously ill children who are undergoing treatment in nearby hospitals.  In addition to providing lodging and love, RMHC of El Paso has also been a steward of goodwill in the border region, helping to develop and support programs/ services that directly improve the health of children in this community.

“When our son Angel was diagnosed with brain cancer, we didn't know how difficult this situation would be. But since we arrived to the Ronald McDonald House, my family has the opportunity to be normal.  We have also met wonderful people who help us all the time.  We’re grateful for this big family house.”

-Claudia Rascon

Our History

It all began in 1973, when Philadelphia Eagles football player Fred Hill and his wife, Fran, learned that their daughter, Kim, had leukemia.

While traveling into Philadelphia for treatment at the children's hospital, they met other families in the same situation. These families drove hours to the hospital to be with their children, only to sleep overnight in waiting room chairs and to eat from vending machines because they had nowhere else to go.

Fred Hill and his football team decided to do something for these them a "home-away-from-home" in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Eagles teamed up with local McDonald's Owner/Operators to raise money to purchase and restore a house near the hospital where these families could stay. Hence, the first Ronald McDonald House was born. Since that time, more than 300 Houses have been built worldwide.

Our Story
Ronald McDonald House Charities of El Paso opened its doors to the community in March 1984, through the tremendous efforts and support of McDonald’s, The Junior League of El Paso, Southwest Airlines and Wells Fargo Bank (formerly State National Bank). RMHC of El Paso was launched in this community to help address the growing need for families to have a place to stay while their children were receiving treatment in local medical facilities. To date, RMHC of El Paso has served more than 33,000 children and their families through our signature outreach programs.


Original RMHCELP house

On March 1, 1984, the first Ronald McDonald House of El Paso opened its doors at 1017 Montana. The house had 6 bedrooms.


On June 14, 2002, the charity expands its vision and reach by building a larger House with 10 bedrooms located at 300 E. California.

In the fall of 2007, RMHC El Paso inaugurates its first Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Through a partnership with Texas Tech the Care Mobile served the community for almost 4 years. The Care Mobile offered quality medical services free of charge to children who might not otherwise have access to healthcare.

New Family Room dedication

In 2008, RMHC of El Paso opened a Ronald McDonald Family Room inside The Hospitals of Providence Children’s Hospital.

In August 2016, RMHC opened another Family Room at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruses. The room provides a place for respite and relaxation to family members and patients in the Pediatric, PICU and NICU areas of the hospital.

Celebrating 39 years!!

We're celebrating 39 years of help Keeping Families Close. We're keeping the party going by sharing photos of the families we help serve and who are currently staying with us on our facebook page. Help us celebrate by donating $39 through our blue DONATE button on our profile. Thank you for your 39 years of support!

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Keeping families with sick children close to each other and the care and resources they need. Learn more about our programs and the families we serve, as well as how you can get involved.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of El Paso, Inc.
300 E. California Ave.
El Paso, TX 79902
[P] 915.542.1522
[F] 915.577.0678

Copyright © 2023 Ronald McDonald House Charities of EL Paso.

The following trademarks used here are owned by McDonald's Corporation and its affiliates; McDonald's, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Ronald McDonald House Charities Logo, RMHC, Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. RMHC is recognized as a public charity under Internal Revenue Code section 509(a) and has 501(c)(3) status.  Donations to RMHC are deductible. Donors should consult their tax advisor for questions regarding deductibility. 

The RMHCELP EIN is 74-2257357.  A copy of the RMHC determination letter is available upon request.