Paper Hearts will soon line the walls of restaurants in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan as McDonald’s kicks off its 13th annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).
All proceeds go to RMHC, helping to strengthen families with critically ill children in local communities like, Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. In the Toledo region alone, customers have contributed a total of $305,201 to this fundraising campaign since 2003.
LOCAL McDONALD’S CUSTOMERS SHOW LOVIN’ TO N.W. OHIO AND S.E. MICHIGAN CHILDREN, FAMILIES
Annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities renamed to support McDonald’s renewed commitment to ‘lovin’’ piece of ‘i’m lovin’ it’
TOLEDO, OH – APRIL 30, 2015– Paper Hearts will soon line the walls of restaurants in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan as McDonald’s kicks off its 13th annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).
As part of its refreshed focus on the “lovin’” piece of “i’m lovin’ it,” McDonald’s is renaming the former “Give a Hand” fundraiser to “lovin’ for RMHC.”
All proceeds go to RMHC, helping to strengthen families with critically ill children in local communities like, the greater Toledo region. Event organizers hope to raise more than $5 million this year, adding to the more than $47.7 million collected from McDonald’s customers since the annual event was started in 2003. In the Toledo region alone, customers have contributed a total of $305,201 to this fundraising campaign since 2003.
“Lovin’ for RMHC” kicks off May 1 and continues through May 10 in participating restaurants nationwide. To participate, customers purchase paper Hearts in $1, $3 or $5 denominations.
“We’re excited about this renewed commitment of ‘lovin’ for RMHC,’” said Tim Sloan, Co-Op President, McDonald’s Restaurants of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. “The Charity relies heavily on the generosity of our community to help families in need.”
Through donations and events like “lovin’ for RMHC,” the Charity is able to serve more than 9 million children and families around the world every year. RMHC creates family-centered programs such as Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio, which serve as a “home away from home” for families with sick children to stay together while the child receives medical treatment. Locally, the Ronald McDonald House of NW Ohio serves more than 500 families each year, providing over 4,400 nights for families with children staying in Toledo-area hospitals.
With continued support from McDonald’s and its customers, RMHC raises funds through not only the national “lovin’ for RMHC” event, but also from ongoing donations from Happy Meal or Mighty Kids Meal sales, in-restaurant RMHC Donation Boxes and various local initiatives. Customers are encouraged to stop by and drop change in a RMHC Donation Box when they visit McDonald’s throughout the year, but especially on Oct. 15, the annual RMHC Day of Change. People can also donate to RMHC online by visiting www.donate.rmhc.org.
McDonald's USA, LLC serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. The McDonald’s Co-Op of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan has 68 restaurants in 15 counties. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit http://www.mcdonalds.com/ or follow us on Twitter (@McDonalds_NWOH) and Facebook (Facebook.com/McDonalds).
About Ronald McDonald House Charities
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. Through its global network of local Chapters in 60 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®,Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide access to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal and cope better. For more information, visit www.rmhc.org, follow RMHC on Twitter (@RMHC), or like RMHC on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).
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