WHAT WE DO
Keeping families together while kids receive hospital treatment
Since the very first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia, the entire McDonald’s system — owners, operators, employees, suppliers, and customers — has been by our side, offering millions of children and families valuable resources and support.
Today, McDonald’s continues on as our Founding Mission Partner, supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities programs around the globe. For Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington, McDonald’s support accounts for $20 of every $150 invested to provide housing for seriously ill children and their families.
McDonald’s is our most significant local funder and supporter. Our local Ronald McDonald Houses receive more than a quarter of a million dollars annually from the nickels, dimes, and dollars dropped into donation boxes at McDonald’s Restaurants across the region. We benefit from every Happy Meal and coffee drink sold and from in-store fundraising promotions throughout the year. McDonald’s corporate offices, restaurant owners and suppliers sponsor and support our local fundraising efforts. And, the McDonald’s community contributes hundreds of volunteer hours and tens of thousands of advertising dollars to tell our story and raise support for the children and families who need our help. Today we are stronger than ever thanks to this inspiring decades-long partnership.