Give-A-Hand 2014

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 As a part of McDonald’s 40 years in the role as the Mission or Foundations Partner to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), McDonald’s will kick-off the 12th annual “Give a Hand” fundraiser .   The Give A Hand fundraiser will be in participating restaurants from May 1 – 10, 2014.  As in past years, customers can show their support for the Charity by purchasing a paper hand in varying denominations of $1, $3, or $5.  All fundraiser proceeds will benefit RMHC and support children and families in need in local communities across the United States.

Community donations add up.  To show the generosity of McDonald’s customers, last year more than $5 million was raised for RMHC through the “Give a Hand” fundraiser at participating McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S.  This donation long with other RMHC receives allows the Charity to serve seven million children and families every year around the world.

Many ways to give.  With the continued support from McDonald’s customers, we can continue to raise funds for RMHC through the national “Give a Hand” fundraiser, the ongoing donations from Happy Meal or Mighty Kids Meal sales, in-restaurants RMHC Donation Boxes, and various local initiatives.

A Legacy of Giving Back.  The McDonald’s and RMHC relationship began in 1974 when the first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia.  Through its continues support for RMHC over the past 40 years, providing invaluable support and fueling the Charity’s incredible growth, McDonald’s has dedicated itself to the happiness and well-being of children.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities.  RMHC, an independent non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.  Families and children being cared for at seventy-eight percent of the top children’s hospitals in the world benefit from one or more of the Charity’s three core family-centered programs:

  • Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away-from-home so families can stay close by their hospitalized child.  As of March, 2014, the 336 Ronald McDonald House across the globe allow families to stay together, helping their children heal and cope better.
  • Ronald McDonald Family Room offers place for families to rest and regroup right at the hospital, just steps away from their sick child.  There are 200 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in 23 countries.
  • Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a clinic on wheels that offer affordable health care for children, right in their own neighborhood.  A team of pediatric specialist staff and volunteers provide high-quality, cost-effective medical, dental and health education services to more than 154,000 children in vulnerable populations each year.  There are currently 51 programs in nine countries.


Locally, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mahoning Valley & Western Pennsylvania
helps youth in the Mahoning Valley and western Pennsylvania by assisting with funding to health/educational programs that positively impact youth up to the age of 21 years.  In 2013, over $120,000 in grants was awarded to several programs and over 2700 youth received services.



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