Our Relationship with McDonald's
Our Relationship With McDonald's

Ronald McDonald House Charities has been McDonald’s "charity of choice" for 36 years.

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, but McDonald's is our largest corporate donor. Portions of the annual operating costs for Ronald McDonald Houses are graciously funded by McDonald's and owner/operators of local McDonald's restaurants. The remainder of our annual operating income comes from the generosity of individual and corporate donors. 

McDonald’s involvement extends beyond monetary support:

  •  * Kansas McDonald's store owner/operators from the Mid-Kansas Co-Op and High Plains Co-Op support the organization through various fundraising and promotional activities, as well as serving on the Board of Directors and committees. 
  •  * McDonald’s employees are dedicated volunteers.
  •  * RMHC Donation Boxes hosted in restaurants and drive-thrus are the largest source of ongoing RMHC Global fundraising.
  •  * In-restaurant sales of the Wichita Eagle are donated to RMHC. 
  •  * McDonald's conducts an annual fundraiser in November called McHappy Day.  Since 2002, it has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for RMHC Wichita.

 * Although McDonald’s is our largest corporate donor, no company can solely fund RMHC Wichita programs and our projected growth. We need the support of the entire community and greatly value any support you can afford us, whether it’s through cash donations, your time or fundraising efforts.

Funds raised by McDonald's for RMHC Wichita account for 12 - 15% of the yearly operating budget of the organization.

RMHC Wichita has a license with McDonald's Corporation to operate our programs and to use its trademarks.