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Our Relationship with McDonald’s

Ronald McDonald House Charities has been McDonald’s “charity of choice” for over 40 years.  We are a non-profit 501 (c ) (3) organization, but McDonald’s is our largest corporate donor.  Portions of the annual operating costs for Ronald McDonald Houses are supported by McDonald’s Corp. and the owner/operators of local McDonald’s restaurants. Donation boxes in restaurants are the largest source of ongoing fundraising, as well as Round Up, and other special promotions.  Each year, the Michigan McDonald’s Owners Business Association makes a substantial donation to each Ronald McDonald House in Michigan.

McDonald’s involvement extends beyond monetary support.  Franchises partner with local Chapters for promotional and fundraising events, owner/operators participate on local and global RMHC boards, and McDonald’s employees are dedicated volunteers.  In addition, McDonald’s vendors such as The Coca-Cola Company, La-Z-Boy, Georgia Pacific and others are donors supporting RMHCAA with in-kind donations.

The remainder of our annual operating income comes from the generosity of our local community – including individuals, corporations, organizations, and foundations.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Ann Arbor opening event.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Ann Arbor opened its doors in 1985