Our Partnership with McDonald’s

Ronald McDonald House Charities has been McDonald’s “charity of choice” for over 40 years. 


McDonald’s  Corporation, Customers and Vendors

While McDonald’s the corporation is a Foundation Partner, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is neither owned nor fully funded by McDonald’s. RMHC-CNI is licensed, managed and funded locally, and we depend on local support from the community to raise the majority of our budget.


McDonald’s Volunteer Support

Several McDonald’s owner/operators and McDonald’s employees volunteer as members of our Board of Directors and serve as volunteers

McDonald’s Fundraising and Financial Support

Our local McDonald’s owner/operators and managers are big supporters of the charity. They help to support our local fundraising events and hold several donation promotions each year in their restaurants, including the McDonald’s Happy Meal Program where a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every Happy Meal benefits our families as well as the Give a Little Love Promotion in February and Give a Hand Promotion in May. 



McDonald’s customers also show their support by donating change in the restaurant donation boxes, and these donations help our local local families. Additionally, McDonald’s supports the RMHC Global organization which provides training, support and matching funds for grantmaking efforts. McDonald’s suppliers, such as Coca-Cola and Martin Brower are also donors to RMHC-CNI.  


Since its inception, RMHC-CNI has relied upon the generosity of our corporate donors, the medical community and individuals dedicated to making a positive impact on society to fund our mission of keeping families together whether it’s through cash donationsyour time, or fundraising efforts.

How you can get involved when visiting your local McDonald’s restaurant


Donation Box Ronald McDonald House Charities and McDonald's Partnership

Drop off your change

Money deposited in the donation boxes located at McDonald’s restaurants throughout Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana helps fund our core programs. From providing a ‘home away from home’ to keep families of hospitalized children together to providing mobile medical care and college scholarships to local students, your coins can make a real difference!