Our vision is to provide shelter and support to every Kiwi family whose child is facing a medical battle and we can’t get there without your help.
Ronald McDonald House Auckland is very proud of the fact that we have never turned a referred family away. But each year, as increasing numbers of children are referred to Starship, more and more families are turning to our House for shelter and support. Our House reached capacity point.
And so we have embarked on this capital campaign and we need your support to reach our goal – a home for every family who needs us, now, and for many years to come.
The story so far...
In March 2010, at the height of the global financial crisis, an opportunity arose to purchase a building just a short way from Auckland’s Starship Hospital.
After many months of hard work and thanks to the generous support of the Kiwi community, in March 2011 we opened the doors of our Grafton Mews House for the first time. This is a great achievement and our new facility is currently providing a home for 18 more families each night.
This has certainly alleviated our accommodation shortage but not solved it. There remains the second wing of Grafton Mews which has the potential to add a further, and much needed, 20 rooms.
We’re halfway there
2012 is set to be a big year for our Grafton Mews Capital Campaign as demand has determined that we need to renovate and open the second wing as soon as possible.
The completion of our Grafton Mews House will provide RMHA with the capacity that will not only meet today’s demand but also for the foreseeable future.
But we have a long way to go and need your help.
There is Strength in Numbers
In order to reach our goal we need to raise $6 million. This will enable us to pay-off the remaining costs from the purchase of the building and the first wings renovation as well as allow us to proceed to commence phase two building work.
We can get there with your help. There is strength in numbers. Please join us.
There are many ways individuals and organisations can join us on this worthy project and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss with you our project plans in more detail as well as funding opportunities:
- Donations: It is only through the generosity of our supporters that we will be able to complete the Grafton Mews facility. A donation will go a long way and every bit helps. Donate NOW
- Room Naming Rights Sponsor: Investors can sponsor a room in the new house and will be recognised on our acknowledgement board and naming rights outside the sponsored room.
- In-kind donation: Companies can provide in kind support for products and services for the construction and fit out of the new building. Recognition will include the name of the sponsor on our acknowledgement board.
If you would like to discuss any of the above options please contact Claire via email or phone at +64 (09) 365 8315.
Thank you to our wonderful supporters who have joined us on our journey so far: