Matt and family

A Place to be a FAMILY

During one of life’s most challenging times, the Ronald McDonald House helps you focus on what’s most important… family.


We understand the value of a home-cooked meal, a chance to do a load of laundry, a safe and friendly place for your kids to just "be kids." We help you give 100% of your time and energy to your child because, most of all, we understand the value of time together as a family, when time is at its most precious.

If you must travel more than 30 miles to receive medical care for a sick or injured child, you can stay with us, at no cost, for as long as your child is receiving treatment.

Payne Family - black & white

90 Miles Away

What brought Sergeant Chris Payne to the Ronald McDonald House to volunteer?

A baby girl with a hole in her heart.

Five years ago, little Emma was born to Chris and his wife Tara in a rural clinic, and they realized that Emma needed specialized care. Within a couple of hours, she was rushed to the closest hospital - 90 miles away.

What happened next? And how are Chris and his US Air Force unit continuing to give back?

Read more about the Payne family's journey to Tucson