The partnership between McDonald’s Corporation and Ronald McDonald House Charities dates back to the inception of the charitable organization. In 1974, when an unlikely partnership was formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between the Philadelphia Eagles, a NFL team, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and McDonald’s Restaurants. None of its members could have imagined that their dream of keeping families with sick children close to each other and the care and resources they need would grow to have international reach. They simply wanted to create a place where parents of sick children could be close to their children and others who could provide emotional support.
RMHC New York Tri-State Area relies on the support of individuals and organizations in our community through local fundraising and in-kind donations. Two of our long-time supporters have been McDonald’s Corporation and McDonalds New York Metro Owners/Operators, who continue to give their support through national and local promotions.
Although McDonald’s Corporation and McDonald’s New York Metro Owners/Operators are two of our largest corporate donors, no company can solely fund RMHC programs and our projected growth. We need the support of our entire community, and we greatly value any support you can give to RMHC, whether it is through cash donations, your time or your fundraising efforts on our behalf.