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Our Relationship with McDonald’s

RMHC Mission Partner Since 1974

From the moment the doors opened at the first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia, PA, the McDonald’s System including owner/operators, suppliers, employees and customers, have called our mission their own.  Since 1974, the entire system has opened their hearts to us, providing invaluable support and fueling our growth from one House helping a few families into a multi-national network of family-centered programs serving more than seven million children and families annually.

Today, we are stronger than ever due in large part to the continued outpouring of resources from our Mission Partner, McDonald’s. Their unwavering support, extending from monetary contributions to volunteerism; from board participation to media donations, has helped us impact countless lives by giving children support, stability and the best medicine of all – their families.

Thank you, McDonald’s, for helping children heal with their families by their side.Your support helped families like Crystal Bell and her daughters Ky’Briegh and Kai’Liegh. “The House helped my twins’ recover because I was able to be there with them to give them strength when they were fighting for their lives.”

Although the McDonald’s system is our largest corporate partner, RMHC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and no one company can solely fund the growth of RMHC programs and services necessary to serve more families. We also rely on the support of the entire community and greatly value any donations you can afford to RMHC, whether it’s through cash and/or in-kind contributions, your time or fundraising efforts.

Did you know?

  • RMHC has local Chapters in more than 60 countries and regions around the world
  • More than $200 million has been collected through RMHC Donation Boxes
  • At least one RMHC core program provides care for children and their families being served at 89% of the top children’s hospitals worldwide
  • In 2014, RMHC served nearly 5.7 million children and families
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    Rose Torphy's Family


    Running with Rose for RMHC

    Five generations of my family took a walk led by my mother, Rose, who celebrated her 100th birthday in September. This wasn’t just any walk; it was the Running for Hope 5K Run/Fun Walk to raise money to support RMHC of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. Surrounded by one of her daughters, two ... Read More

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    The Wehr Family


    RMHC helped us cope while our child was hospitalized

    I knew about RMHC before our daughter Autumn was hospitalized, but I had no idea what it would mean to us to be able to stay at the House. I had no idea just how much thought and effort staff and volunteers put into making life easier for families with sick children. Our eleven-month-old daughter Au... Read More

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    I Will Always Remember My 15th Birthday

    On June 30th, my family and I celebrated the 4th anniversary of the day I finished my cancer treatments and left the Seattle Ronald McDonald House. We felt so lucky to be offered a room at the House, but even luckier when we got to go home three months later.I had just turned 15 when I started my tr... Read More

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    RMHC helped give our family new hope

    My three-year-old son, Brady, has had extensive medical issues since he was eight weeks old and developed tremendous difficulty eating. Since that time he has been in the hospital – sometimes for weeks at a time – over and over again. After all this time, we understand that we may never know the roo... Read More

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    Ronald McDonald House Truly Is Our Home

    For my sixteen-year-old son Nathan and me, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford truly is our home. For now. Nathan is on the transplant list to receive a new heart and liver, so we have no idea how long we'll be here. Nathan was first admitted to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in D... Read More

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    Proud to Serve Military Families Across the Country

    Captain Roger Curry, U.S. Navy, and his family are grateful for all that the Ronald McDonald House of Durham has done for their family.Capt. Curry’s daughter, Megan, suffers from Gata-2 Deficiency, a rare genetic blood disorder. Last year, Megan spent 198 nights at the House, which her father descri... Read More

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    All American Basketball Games Bring Players and Children Together

    Each year, The McDonald's High School All American® Basketball Games bring elite high school players from all over the country together for East vs. West exhibition games. This great event raises funds for RMHC Chapters and raises the spirits of children staying in local Ronald McDonald Houses. ... Read More

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    Whitley Simpson


    Love for RMHC Runs in my Family

    When I was born, my parents learned that I had a heart defect called ‘transposition of the great vessels’ that required open heart surgery. The next day, I was flown from Tallahassee, Florida, to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. My parents drove the two and a half hours from Tallahassee to G... Read More

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    Forever Grateful for RMHC

    When our two-year-old daughter Avery suddenly became very ill over Labor Day weekend two years ago, my husband Ryan and I rushed her to our local hospital. The ER doctors did a CAT scan and immediately transferred Avery to Rainbows Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH. When the helicopter arrived to... Read More

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    Comfort, Care and Support

    After a long and difficult labor, Katie Bloodworth’s precious new baby finally arrived.  But the doctors and nurses in the delivery room began working on her urgently.  Katie and her husband had no idea what would happen next.  They were scared; baby Ellen wasn’ t making a sound. Thankfully, baby El... Read More



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