Family Stories

Helping families stay close to their children in a time of need

Donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada go toward helping families in northern Nevada and northern California stay close to their child during a hospital stay. In addition, donations may go toward a family leveraging our Travel-for-Treatment program (traveling to their child’s care when it is out of the northern Nevada area), toward providing families respite in the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Renown Children’s Hospital, toward a northern Nevada high schooler’s scholarship through the RMHC U.S. Scholarship Program, or toward dental and health services to women and children through our Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.

But it’s easier to see the families you’re helping.


Can you imagine living in a different state from your newborn baby? Learn how the generosity from supporters saved the Thompsons from moving to California when their daughter was born premature.


A day of skiing changed one young girl’s life forever. Read more of the day that changed Jillian Foster’s life and how the Reno Ronald McDonald House was here to help her parent’s through the transition.