Overview RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES

WELCOME TO RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES

We are an independent non-profit organisation that provides a range of support to seriously ill children and their families when they need it most.

We were set up in memory of Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's, who believed in charity as a way of putting something back into the community. Our first Ronald McDonald House in Australia opened in 1981 and since then one in eight Australians have been helped by us or know someone who has used one of our programs.

McDonald's Australia pays all of our administration and management costs as well as being a generous donor. This means 100 cents from every dollar raised goes towards the children and families we support. The rest of our essential funds are raised through donations from our supporters, volunteers and sponsors.

A GLOBAL CHARITY HELPING LOCAL PEOPLE

RMHC began in the USA in 1974 as Ronald McDonald’s Children’s Charities (RMCC). Named after our instantly recognisable Ronald McDonald character who’s always smiling and full of happiness, our houses represent a place where children and families can feel safe and supported, away from the clinical hospital environment.

You can find out more on this website. Just follow the links below to learn about how each specific program provides vital support for families with seriously ill children.

 

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