Helping families stay close since 1974.

We care about the well-being of children and families. So back in 1974, we helped open the first Ronald McDonald House®, a comfortable place for families with sick children to rest, just steps away from a hospital. To this day, we stand by RMHC in their commitment to help families with sick children stay close to each other and the care and resources they need. In our restaurants, we help support the work RMHC does to provide 2.5 million overnight stays each year both in your neighborhoods and in communities around the world.

Every penny counts.

Every time you buy a Happy Meal®, we donate a penny to support RMHC programs and services, including Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®.

Ronald McDonald House®

A comfortable place for families with sick children to stay, near the hospital, complete with home-cooked meals, private bedrooms and playrooms for kids. There are over 181 Ronald McDonald House programs in the U.S.

Ronald McDonald Family Room®

A place within the hospital for caretakers to rest and regroup, near their sick child’s room, with quiet space to recharge. There are over 141 Ronald McDonald Family Room programs in the U.S.

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®

A mobile unit that brings medical, dental and health care resources to under-served communities. There are over 38 Ronald McDonald Care Mobile programs in the U.S.

How you can help families

Every time you visit McDonald’s, you can support RMHC programs by choosing to Round-Up for RMHC when you place your order on the kiosk or asking the crew to Round-Up your order to the nearest dollar. You may also drop spare change in any of the RMHC Donation Boxes in restaurants or drive-thru. Both fundraising programs are available 365-days-per-year in most U.S. restaurants.

Thank you in advance

In 2018, our customers donated over $34.7 million to support RMHC families through restaurant facilitated fundraisers. It takes about $80 to host one family at Ronald McDonald House each night. Through your generosity, RMHC has been able to provide over 433,000 overnight stays to families with sick children.

RMHC is McDonald's Charity of choice. Together with customers, we are making a difference for the families we serve in our communities.