Celebrating 35 years of

Keeping families close®!

The drive to establish a Ronald McDonald House in Lubbock first originated in 1981 by the Junior League of Lubbock. In 1983, a non-profit organization named Family House, Inc. was organized, and the local co-op of McDonald’s restaurants and the national McDonald’s Corporation solidly backed the project. The local community rallied together to fund the project and on September 14, 1985 ground was broken. On March 10,1988, the Ronald McDonald House of Lubbock opened to it first family. In 1996, 8 more bedrooms and an extended dining room were added to the House. Then, in 2004 the Ronald McDonald House of the Permian Basin joined with the Ronald McDonald House of Lubbock to become Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest.

Since then RMHC of the Southwest has opened 4 Ronald McDonald Family Room Programs at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa (2006), Covenant Children’s (2006), UMC (2006), Midland Memorial Hospital (2022) and served thousands of families.

Join us in serving thousands more and looking towards our future!

Celebrate with us!


Join us in celebrating 35 years of “Keeping families close” by helping RMHC raise $35,000 to provide more support to families with hospitalized children.

Donate $100 or more and receive an exclusive 35th Anniversary t-shirt! Our 35th Anniversary t-shirt will harken back to when a Ronald McDonald House in Lubbock was just a dream. The t-shirt will feature a reference to our original project manual for the Ronald McDonald House. The “House that Love Built” was truly a community effort. We hope you wear it with pride and know you are part of the community that is “Keeping families close”.

35th Anniversary

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If you have been involved with RMHC of the Southwest over the past 35 years, we would love to hear your memories and see your photos of your time with RMHC. Use the form below to share your memories or photos. If you have any questions or would like to email your story instead, please send it to Meghan O’Rourke, meghan@rmhcsouthwest.com.

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