Roland McDonald House Charities

Every single day, RMHC® NZ is a home-away-from-home for over 100 families, who have to travel across New Zealand for their child’s medical care. When families walk through our doors they come to a safe and supportive space, a place to call home. Where they will find a sense of community and a support network they may not have had before. At Ronald McDonald House® programmes families can find a sense of normalcy away from the beeping machines, a respite during one of the most challenging times in their lives. Our Family Room® programmes make the time spent with a new born in the NICU a little less stressful by giving families a space to take a quick nap or make a cup of tea. Our role is more than just providing accommodation or meals – it’s about creating a bright and hopeful environment where families can find the strength, they need to face each day with hope.

RMHC provides accommodation, meals, and support to families across all communities, nationwide.  Families that stay with RMHC experience improved adherence to treatment by 56%, improves well-being by 26%, and reduces pain, infection, re-admissions, and length of stay. For every $1 invested, there is a $4.80 measurable social return. Annually, we create more than $ 46 million dollars in value.  Having meals cooked for the family, relieves the burden of having to prepare meals after a long day in the hospital.

"Without the support from Trust House Foundation we could not have run all these activities for our community and provide them at a cost-effective rate."

Porirua Basketball

"The generous support from Trust House Foundation has enabled Arita to carry out this values-based and fulfilling work in 2023, and has helped set an example of how we can set young leaders up for success in learning and development roles which create positive outcomes in their community."

Shoebox Christmas

"Massive thanks to Trust House for this funding that ensures the impacts of the WELLfed programme are maximised in 2023 "

WELLfed

"The Grant was to contribute towards our Food Services Manager.  Our wonderful Heath helps the community and corporate groups cook dinner for the families and provides meals throughout the day.  This provides the families with more time to spend with their family while their child is in hospital. "

Ronald McDonald Charitable Trust

"On behalf of Waimanaaki and the Live and Learn Trust, we thank you for your grant to help the camp in a range of ways. With these funds we have been able to purchase sixty new mattresses for campers to enjoy in the cabins. These new mattresses have a hospital-grade cover to help ease cleaning and maintain safe, hygienic practices to ensure all those who stay in the cabins are comfortable and well looked after for many camps to come. We have also been able to purchase a generator to power the campsite during outages and provide electricity for the local Riversdale residents if there is a prolonged outage. We have also completed the upgrade to all the gas regulators on-site to ensure we are up to code
and all safe.."

The Learn ‘N’ Live Trust

"Through the generosity of Trust House and their grant-funding programme we receive much needed funds which enable our Educator to see over 5000 tamariki across in the North Wellington region."

Life Education Trust North Wellington