UXC Eclipse is a leading provider of intelligent business solutions to the enterprise and mid-market. Established in 1991, our success has been built by providing the highest levels of service and offering a choice of solutions from leading software vendors. http://www.uxceclipse.co.nz
Direct Security Services
Direct Security Services is a 100% NZ owned business that provides security with a difference. We ensure our customers feel safe and secure and admire Ronald McDonald house for doing the same for Kiwi kids and their families. http://www.directsecurity.co.nz
Abano Healthcare Group
Abano Healthcare Group is a leading investor in, and operator of, healthcare and medical services businesses. With a long term Co-Invest and Build business model, Abano has proven and profitable growth businesses in Audiology, Dental, Diagnostics and Rehabilitation. http://www.abanohealthcare.co.nz
Amcor is proud to support RMHA and the work they do in helping families in need. Our contribution forms part of our commitment to act responsibly for our environment and our community. http://www.amcor.com/
ASB has been part of our family since 2006. Hundreds of ASB staff have voluntarily cooked dinners for families and supported our annual street appeal, reinforcing their commitment to the community. A lasting legacy in our House is the cheery ASB kitchen which forms the heart of our home. http://www.asb.co.nz
Cerebos Foodservice NZ
Cerebos Foodservice is one of the most recent members to join our Business Club and we are now able to offer our families quality hot beverages at the push of a button – just what families need when they take a break from the hospital. http://www.cerebosfoodservice.co.nz
It was a logical step for us to support this great children’s charity. Our staff also love to help out. Plus, our self contained suites are ideal for long stay families and we are very close to Starship. http://www.heritagehotels.co.nz/citylife-auckland
Michael Cullen from Ecolab visited RMHA recently and agreed to step in and help us organise our cleaning and sanitation products for the House. This makes an enormous difference to us when we are usually at 100% capacity. http://www.ecolab.com
Ernst & Young
Through the Ernst & Young Foundation we aim to make a difference in the communities in which we live & work. We’re proud to support RMH through in-kind services, so they can continue to support families caring for children with life-threatening illness. http://www.ey.com/NZ/EN/Home
Feltex Carpets came onboard with the Business Club in 2007; through volunteering, the staff have experienced first-hand how the House shelters and supports its families. http://www.feltex.co.nz
G.J. Gardner Homes
G.J. Gardner Homes is proud to be a member of the Business Club and see it as a natural extension of their own philosophy of making great homes for kiwi families by helping families from all over NZ stay together during tough times. http://www.gjgardner.co.nz
Henry Schein Shalfoon
Henry Schein Cares, our global social responsibility programme, seeks to narrow the disparity in the delivery of healthcare services and information to underserved communities in New Zealand and abroad. http://www.henryscheinshalfoon.co.nz
We look forward to contributing to Ronald McDonald House Auckland, not only financially, but also through providing our cereal, and by providing volunteer assistance in the kitchen. http://www.hubbards.co.nz
Kelly Tarlton’s is committed to supporting New Zealand charities and as a family-focused aquarium business, we are particularly committed to supporting child health organisations. As such we commit to sponsorships and donations to a value of over $70,000 per year. http://kellytarltons.co.nz
In partnership with parents, we are dedicated to developing each child’s full potential by providing outstanding early childhood care and education. http://www.kindercare.co.nz/
Paramount Cleaning Service
By supporting Ronald McDonald House Auckland we know that at some time a member of the extended ‘Paramount Family’ will be the recipient of the amazing care and facilities of RMHA. http://www.service-is-paramount.co.nz/
Apart from pledging us their financial support they certainly help our families who need a well-deserved break by donating passes for a day of fun, making family memories to treasure. http://www.rainbowsend.co.nz
Ray White is proud to be associated with RMHA. We’re about finding Kiwi families the right house, so we’re thrilled to be able to help families when they need a ‘home away from home’ in Auckland. http://www.raywhite.co.nz
Rothbury Insurance Brokers Auckland
Rothbury Insurance Brokers Auckland have helped us sell hundreds of charity cook books to their very generous clients and they’ve also donated (via Lumley Insurance) much needed umbrellas. http://www.rothbury.co.nz
Transpacific Industries Group (NZ) Ltd is delighted to support Ronald McDonald House Auckland and the hundreds of families needing their assistance each year. http://www.wastemanagement.co.nz/
18 Years Ago this October…
For the past 18 years Ronald McDonald House Auckland has been doing it’s very best to keep kiwi families stronger together. It’s going to be a time of celebration for us here at the house, as we are so proud to have supported over 12,000 amazing families over the years. It has been an incredible journey for the House, its staff, supporters and all of the families that we support.
Our story began on October 25th 1994 with the construction of ten bedrooms in the Auckland Domain, resulting from a collaboration of those who saw the importance of providing a place for families to be supported together while their children stayed in Starship, the National Children’s Hospital.
Eveline Berry, mother of the young girl Antoinette who cut the ribbon at the House’s opening ceremony shared with the media her difficult experience of trying to be there for her daughter while staying at the hospital; “It’s very hard when you’re trying to care for a sick child far from home, coping with an unknown hospital and unknown systems in an unfamiliar city. Somewhere where you could have privacy, a place to relax and a comfortable bed to sleep in would just be wonderful”.
We’ve come a long way in the past 18 years, having grown from one building with a capacity of 10 families to three buildings that can hold around 80! One of the things we’re most proud of is the fact that we’ve never turned a referred family away – ensuring that even when our House is full, they have a place to stay and be there for each other. Over years this has amounted to more than 12,000 families. The next few weeks will see the House, our families and our supporters celebrating all that we’ve achieved in the past 18 years, and all that we will achieve in the years to come. Achievements that wouldn’t be possible without the contributions of the incredibly generous people, businesses and groups that understand the importance of what we do here at RMHA.