McDonald’s believes in the power of community to transform the world. This is particularly true when it comes to empowering young minds and hearts. So, it’s natural that our charity of choice should be Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Since 1974, McDonald’s has continued to strengthen our support of RMHC through various means originating in all parts of the McDonald’s System.
McDonald’s Corporation provides free use of facilities, equipment, materials and a portion of general and administrative costs for the global office of RMHC. This helps defray costs that RMHC would otherwise incur and allows donations to be distributed directly to grants and program services that benefit children.
McDonald’s franchisees, restaurant and regional staff members and suppliers provide additional funding and volunteer support. McDonald’s customers also support RMHC through a variety of fundraising events and programs, including donations in RMHC Donation Boxes and McDonald’s McHappy Day® – a global fundraiser that takes place each November.