Ronald McDonald House
Magnolia Hotels is a proud partner of the Ronald McDonald House in each of our cities. As a member of the community, our boutique hotel in Houston not only provides financial support, but our staff is committed to volunteering, quarterly, at the local house. In addition, throughout the year, you'll see customer engagements where you can enjoy a night at the hotel and show your support to this wonderful organization. We also encourage you to make any financial donation that you're able to or volunteer your time. Every little bit helps. The Ronald McDonald House of Houston history is below. Our goal is simply to raise awareness, raise funds and hopefully "change the community" we work and live in.
"Dr. Donald Fernbach picked up the baton for a Ronald McDonald House in Houston in 1978. Assembling a local group of McDonalds' franchise executives, concerned parents of pediatric patients and supporting members of Houston's medical community, Dr. Fernbach started the ball rolling. All of them shared a desire to build a safe haven within the Texas Medical Center for families of young, gravely ill patients. After a visit with Dr. Ed Baum on the National Advisory Committee for McDonald's and a trip to see the Chicago Ronald McDonald House, Dr. Fernbach and his group understood what kind of facility and services families of young patients needed most and how much help they'd need to make Ronald McDonald House Houston a reality. Enter Bud Adams and the Houston Oilers. Like the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears before them, the Houston's NFL publicity machine kicked itself into gear to help raise awareness for the worthy cause. With the Oiler's support and visibility, fundraising began in earnest. A property within the Texas Medical Center was secured, the building designed, and construction started. Before the end of 1981 the original 21-bedroom Ronald McDonald House in Houston rose at 1550 La Concha Lane. Many services and materials were donated by local businesses and enterprises, despite the fact that the primary beneficiaries of RMH Houston would be visitors in need who were not from the Houston area. Ronald McDonald House Houston joins more than 260 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide in providing families with a comforting place to call home during their most trying times, when their child needs medical care they can't access at home."
Our hotel company and staff encourage you to share your support, your financial contribution or your time. Together, we'll all make a difference not only in a child's life, but in an entire community. Click here to learn more or to donate.