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 2.4 million overnight stays both in your neighborhood and in communities around the world.
Every penny counts.
Every time you buy a Happy Meal® or Mighty Kids 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®
Ronald McDonald Houses give families who travel far for medical care a comfortable place to stay near the hospital, complete with home-cooked meals, private bedrooms, and playrooms for kids.
Ronald McDonald Family Room®
Ronald McDonald Family Rooms help families rest and regroup even while they’re in the hospital itself, with a quiet space to recharge located near their sick child’s hospital room.
Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® travels to communities where kids and families need it most, providing medical, dental and health care resources directly to children near their home or school.
How you can help families
Every time you visit McDonald’s, you can also support RMHC programs by dropping spare change in an RMHC Donation Box at the pay-counter or drive-thru. In addition, once a year, our restaurants across the country participate in a national fundraiser for RMHC, allowing customers to donate money directly to RMHC in an even bigger way. Crews and restaurants compete with each other to raise the most money for RMHC, and the ultimate winners are the RMHC families who benefit from a comforting place to stay, close to their hospitalized child.
Thank you in advance
In 2016, our customers donated over $38 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 470,000 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.