McDonald’s “charity of choice” since 1974.
The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana is to provide a “home away from home” for families of children receiving healthcare at area medical facilities while also lending support to other organizations who aid children.
Ronald McDonald Charities of Kentuckiana is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, part of a global organization serving children in 58 countries and regions. To learn more about the global impact of RMHC, please visit www.rmhc.org. McDonald’s is our largest corporate donor. Portions of our annual operating costs for Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are graciously funded by McDonald’s owners/operators from the Kentuckiana region. The remainder of our annual operating income is generated by the generosity of individual and additional corporate donors.
McDonald’s involvement extends beyond monetary support:
- McDonald’s partner with RMHCK for promotional and fundraising events.
- McDonald’s employees are dedicated volunteers.
- Owners/operators serve on RMHCK boards.
- RMHC donation boxes hosted in our local restaurants are a large source of ongoing fundraising.
- All in restaurant sales of USA Today go to RMHCK.
- McDonald’s conducts an annual fundraiser in November called McHappy Day. Since 2002, it has raised $150 million for global RMHC and children’s charities around the world.
In addition to sponsoring events and in-store fundraisers that benefit our Ronald McDonald House and three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, McDonald’s Kentuckiana Restaurants and their owner/operators fully fund the local portion of our RMHC Grants and Scholarships programs.
Although McDonald’s is our largest corporate donor, no company can solely fund Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana programs and our projected growth. We need the support of the entire community and greatly value any support you can afford to RMHCK, whether it’s through cash donations, your time or fundraising efforts.
RMHC Donation Boxes
Little by little, we can do a lot.
When you visit your local McDonald’s Restaurant, you will see a RMHC Donation Box at the cash registers and in the drive thru similar to this one.
You can give a dime here; a quarter there. It might not seem like much, but when thousands of people drop their change at our local McDonald’s, approximately $250,000 is donated to RMHCK on an annual basis.
Every time you drop your change into a RMHC Donation Box at McDonald’s, you are helping RMHCK provide a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children. Please continue to make a change by dropping your change. Thank you for supporting the House and tell your friends!