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Ronald McDonald House Charities

Helping families heal together. A labor of love since 1974.

At McDonald's we care about the well being of children and families. In 1974 we helped open the first Ronald McDonald House and to this day we stand by RMHC in their mission to provide children with support, stability, and the best medicine of all — their families. Each year, McDonald's proudly helps RMHC impact the lives of 7 million children — both in your community, and around the world.


Every penny counts

One way we help is every time you buy a Happy Meal or Mighty Kids Meal, McDonald's donates a penny to support RMHC programs and services.

Helping is easy

Because we know you care about the well being of these children as much as we do, we offer a number of other opportunities for our customers to also support RMHC:

Throughout the year, you can find RMHC Donation Boxes in our restaurants, where you can contribute directly to RMHC every time you visit. No donation is too small, and every offering provides strength, hope and healing to families to help their children thrive. In 2013, RMHC Donation Boxes alone raised $28 Million for RMHC.


During our National Give a Hand Fundraiser, you can donate directly to RMHC by purchasing a "Hand" for $1, $3, or $5 when you visit a participating McDonald's restaurant. This year, the fundraiser is May 1-10, 2014.

You can also participate in the RMHC Day of Change — a one-day fundraising event where you’re encouraged to visit a participating McDonald's Restaurant and help fill the Donation Boxes. This year's event is October 15, 2014 — the 40th anniversary of the opening of the very first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia.

Thank you in advance

At McDonald's, giving is a part of our culture. So whether you're dropping spare change in a donation box, buying a "Hand", or purchasing a Happy Meal, you're helping to keep families together during the times they need each other most.

RMHC is at the heart of McDonald's, and together with customers and RMHC supporters like you, we are able to give back to the communities we serve and make a real difference.

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