Funding and Charities

What is Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)?

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is a registered charity with a simple objective: to provide a supportive home for families of sick and critically ill children who have to travel away from their home for the medical care of their child. It is committed to keeping families close while families focus on improving the physical and emotional quality of life for their child with serious illnesses.

How is Ronald McDonald House Charities in Saskatchewan Funded?

The Saskatchewan House is a registered not for profit organization known as Friends of Saskatchewan Children, Inc. operated by a Board of Directors. The organization receives 25% o fits funding through our Founding and Forever Partners – McDonald’s and RMHC Canada and 75% of its support through 3rd Party Fundraising events, individuals, service groups and corporate donors. The Saskatchewan Ronald McDonald House does not receive government funding through the province of Saskatchewan, therefore relies on community support to assist with its $1.8Million operation budget.

What is the relationship of McDonald’s Restaurants and Ronald McDonald House Charities?

To generate funds for RMHC, franchisees and the McDonald’s corporation leverage their resource to implement national and local promotions, including McHappy Day, Day of Change, $0.10 on every Happy meal, RMHC Cookie Program and the Coinbox revenue. Collectively, they utilize their restaurants, advertising dollars, packaging and crew to create customer awareness and support. Through the years, they have raised millions of dollars to help Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada to fulfill its mission.

McDonald’s as a Founding and Forever Partner and Ronald McDonald House Charities and its programs have a relationship that dates back to the inception of the charitable organization. McDonald’s, its franchisees, crew members, suppliers and business partners all work to support the Charity. Every dollar donated directly to RMHC benefits the sick child and their families through Ronald McDonald House Charity chapters across the country.

Members of the McDonald’s family serve as volunteers on the boards and committees of the local Houses, working alongside other members of their community. In addition to in-store fundraising efforts, McDonald’s participate in many local events for the Houses, including golf tournaments and other fundraising events. Houses can also directly access help from McDonald’s corporate, division and regional employees in areas such as legal, tax, accounting, safety and security, human resources, communications, marketing, and facility construction and maintenance. McDonald’s suppliers also get involved through donations of gifts in-kind, monetary donations and support for local Chapters and families.