Corporate Donors in Action
We’re able to change the lives of children and their families because of the generosity of corporate sponsors – their monetary gifts, in-kind donations and volunteerism. Thank you to these and all of our gracious partners.
Every year, ACN (the world's largest direct seller of telecommunications services) hosts several international training events in cities around the globe. During the events, the company collects contributions from thousands of generous ACN representatives and employees to help make a difference in the lives of others. ACN then matches these contributions dollar for dollar. In 2008, ACN began working exclusively with Ronald McDonald House Charities and will raise funds for this organization at each of ACN’s global events.
ACN is also working to develop a donation program for its state-of-the-art video phones, improving the opportunities for families to stay in touch while using RMHC facilities. The company is committed to RMHC because of its global reach and outstanding commitment to children and their families.
Alpha Delta Pi Foundation
For nearly three decades, the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation has supported the Ronald McDonald House Program as its national service project. Members raise funds for the Houses through alumni associations and collegiate chapters, and provide more than 30,000 volunteer hours each year.
American Farm Bureau Federation
It takes the average American 40 days to make enough money to pay for food for his or her family for an entire year. To acknowledge American farmers’ key role in food affordability, the American Farm Bureau Federation organizes Food Check-Out Day. Every year on Food Check-Out Day, which is in mid-February, Farm Bureau chapters donate non-perishable food items to Ronald McDonald Houses in the U.S..
Since the program’s inception in 1997, the program has grown to include Houses in almost every U.S. state. The relationship extends throughout the year through volunteerism, food drives and other fundraising activities.
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Benjamin Moore & Co. provides paint, stain and finish for every U.S. Ronald McDonald House. As the official paint provider, they have brightened Ronald McDonald Houses since 1999 and have donated thousands of gallons of paint, stain and finish.
BrandSource annually donates thousands of large home appliances and electronics to nearly every Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Camp in the United States and Canada. Items include new washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, televisions and basic home stereo equipment. The company also makes a cash donation to RMHC every year.
In May 2007, BrandSource CEO Bob Lawrence was elected as a trustee of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Career Education Corporation
Career Education Corporation, an international provider of post-secondary education, is committed to our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities. With more than 90,000 students in the U.S. and more than 12,000 employees at our corporate office and across 75 campuses, Career Education Corporation represents a substantial volunteer workforce to support RMHC and the 4 million children worldwide it serves every year.
Faculty and students at American InterContinental University; Brooks Institute; Colorado Technical University; Harrington College of Design; International Academy of Design & Technology; Le Cordon Bleu North America; and Sanford-Brown Institutes and Colleges are committed to sharing knowledge, skills and learning opportunities that will enhance the quality of life for individuals and families in our communities.
The Coca-Cola Company
Coca-Cola became a corporate donor to RMHC in 1974, and the company continues to stand out as a loyal and charitable supporter today. Coke donates a stocked vending machine to every Ronald McDonald House around the world. Vending machines generate $2,000 in revenue for each House.
Coca-Cola’s commitment extends far beyond its product donation. Local RMHC Chapters and their Houses also benefit from fundraisers such as golf outings and dinner auctions. Since 1984, the Coca-Cola Company has given RMHC more than $6 million in grants.
Dillard's department stores, with more than 330 U.S. locations, support the Ronald McDonald House program raising money each year through a holiday fundraising promotion. Since 1994, Dillard's stores have sold special holiday music CD's, camera's and photo albums and most recently a Southern Living Christmas Cookbook. Through the sale of the cookbooks, Dillard's raised more than $700,000 for the various Ronald McDonald House programs in 2008. Since Dillard's began the holiday fundraising promotion, they have raised more than $4.5 million for the House programs.
The Dwyer Group, Inc., based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of six franchise businesses, each selling and supporting a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor in the UK and Portugal), and Rainbow International®. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers world-wide a broad base of residential and commercial services.
Five franchise service brands with The Dwyer Group have joined together to support Ronald McDonald House Charities with a national commitment of $100,000.
Aire Serv, Glass Doctor, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric and Mr. Rooter have united their franchise networks to support the charity and further its mission.
"Our franchise brands know what it means to be of service so that customers can have peace of mind and focus on more important things," said Dina Dwyer-Owens, CEO and chairwoman of The Dwyer Group. "That is why supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities is a perfect fit to extend that message in another meaningful way."
ForestersTM, like Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), believes that families are stronger and healthier when they are together. That’s why for the past decade, we have been proud to support thousands of children and their families at individual Ronald McDonald Houses across North America.
Beyond financial contributions, Foresters supports RMHC through volunteerism. Over the past three years, Foresters has organized activities at more than 70 local Ronald McDonald Houses, providing families with a sense of fun and comfort during an extremely stressful time. From cooking homemade dinners to planning arts and crafts activities, thousands of our dedicated member volunteers have given their time and energy to help ensure families can give all of themselves to their child so they can heal faster.
Foresters is a life insurance provider with a difference. Foresters exists solely to enrich the lives of its members, their families and the communities where they live. To learn more, please visit foresters.com.
Paper products are essential in the daily operation of a Ronald McDonald House. Since 1999, the Georgia-Pacific Corp. has donated paper goods to all U.S. Ronald McDonald Houses. They have donated thousands of rolls of toilet paper, paper towels, boxes of facial tissue, packages of napkins, reams of paper and containers of liquid soap.
Insphere Insurance Solutions
Insphere Insurance Solutionssm is a distribution company that specializes in meeting the life, health, long-term care and retirement insurance needs of small business and middle-income individual and families through its portfolio of products from nationally recognized insurance carriers.
Insphere’s support of RMHC includes annual financial contributions and opportunities for agents affiliated with Insphere Insurance Solutions to support the activities of the local Chapters.
“Over the years, many of our agents have been personally involved with their local RMHC Chapter and their experiences have been extremely rewarding. Now, by providing financial support, and activating local volunteers from our network of more than 2,600 agents, we believe we can help RMHC continue to make a positive impact in the lives of families in need across the country,” said Tim Roach, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Insphere.
For the families of ill and injured children staying in Ronald McDonald Houses or relaxing in Family Rooms, the comforts of home bring a sense of normalcy during a time that’s anything but normal. And as the new “official furniture provider” for RMHC, La-Z-Boy will help provide a comfortable home-away-from-home to families at a time when they need it most.
Lumber Liquidators found their niche market in hardwood flooring in 1996 in Massachusetts and has grown to more than 100 locations nationwide. Lumber Liquidators provides hardwood flooring to all for existing and new Ronald McDonald Houses.
RMHC receives support from McDonald's Corporation including free use of facilities, equipment and materials and other 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. Additional funding and volunteer support come from McDonald's owner/operators, restaurant and regional staff members and suppliers.
McDonald’s customers also support RMHC through a variety of fundraising events and programs, including donations in RMHC collection canisters and World Children’s Day at McDonald’s – a global fundraiser that takes place each November.
>> Learn more about our unique relationship with McDonald’s
As one of America’s most recognized hotel brands, Motel 6 is known for providing guests with clean, comfortable and affordable lodging. As an extension of its mission of hospitality, Motel 6 will provide support to RMHC and the Ronald McDonald House® program in doing what they do best: providing a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill or injured children who must travel far from home for medical treatment.
“We are proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities and its mission to improve the lives, health and well-being of children,” said Olivier Poirot, CEO for Accor North America, Motel 6 and Studio 6. “This sponsorship will allow our employees and our guests the opportunity to be a part of the very important work of Ronald McDonald House Charities – whether that be through donating funds or their valuable time. We look forward to contributing to the great efforts of Ronald McDonald House Charities for years to come and making a positive difference to many children and families in need.” Motel 6 will also support and promote the RMHC on its newly-launched, redesigned Web site.
Southwest Airlines adopted RMHC as its primary charity in 1985. Southwest employees volunteer at Houses in every city served by the airline and frequently support RMHC in Texas, the airline’s home state.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Ronald McDonald House program, Southwest unveiled a signature aircraft, "The Spirit of Hope," at Boeing Field in Seattle. The plane features original overhead bin artwork created by children from RMHC of Western Washington and Alaska.
Each year, Stampin' Up!, one of the nation's leading manufacturers and distributors of decorative rubber stamps and accessories, supports RMHC through recurring donations of time, money and supplies. Its “Making a Difference” campaign allows Stampin’ Up! employees to become more involved with their local RMHC Chapter. In addition to an annual cash donation, Stampin’ Up! designs an exclusive stamp set each year for RMHC.
Tempur-Pedic International Inc., the leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of premium mattresses and pillows worldwide, provides mattresses to the more than 160 Houses throughout the United States.
According to Mark Sarvary, CEO of Tempur-Pedic International, "Tempur-Pedic is dedicated to helping people get their best nights' sleep every night, but we know this can be particularly challenging for parents and other caregivers. We're so pleased to be a part of this valuable undertaking helping families stay together, rest together and support each other in their times of need."
Tempur-Pedic began outfitting four U.S. Ronald McDonald Houses with beds in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, 30 to 40 Houses will receive Tempur-Pedic beds, meaning more than 32,000 families this year will be able to get the sleep they need to support their children. By the end of 2013, the plan is for all participating U.S. Houses to have Tempur-Pedic beds
Since 1993, USA Today has raised money for RMHC through newspaper sales in McDonald's restaurants across the United States. Currently, local RMHC Chapters receive 15 cents from every paper sold in participating McDonald’s restaurants. In addition, USA Today annually donates five full-page ads to RMHC.