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Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico


Since 1982, this program has provided comfort, care, and a home away from home for hundreds of families whose children are in medical treatment in area hospitals. The organization provides housing for families traveling to spend weeks – or even months – away from home.

Contributions from Nusenda’s Community Rewards® program go toward RMHC’s Family Room program at Albuquerque’s Presbyterian and University of New Mexico’s Children’s hospitals. The rooms offer parents and families a special place of respite just steps from their child’s bedside.

Here, families can have a snack, read a book, check email or do online research, do a load of laundry, or catch a few hours of rest overnight in one of four sleeping rooms. It’s also a place where families can better engage with the large number of medical professionals working toward their child’s well-being. 

Each month, this program supports 200 families in New Mexico. Community Rewards contributions specifically go to stocking family rooms with food, beverages, utensils, cleaning supplies, and other simple necessities often overlooked during traumatic times.


Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico

“The funding we receive supports our Ronald McDonald Family Room inside the hospital.”

- Kristin Rortvedt, former executive director