Ronald McDonald House Charities® provides sick children what


Ronald McDonald House Charities® provides sick children what
Quezada Family, RMHC of Southern Arizona
RMHC thinks globally
and acts locally to make a
measurable difference in
the lives of families
RMHC programs are tailored to meet specific needs of the
children in each country. Some of these programs include:
Ronald McDonald Learning Program: For thousands of
children in Australia who are treated for serious illnesses,
the impact of hospitalization, medications and lengthy
convalescence means that many fall behind in their studies.
This program helps children catch up on their learning so
they can reach their full potential.
RMHC U.S. Scholarship Program: With the rising cost
of college tuition, many students are unable to earn an
advanced degree. The RMHC U.S. Scholarship program
provides awards to rising high school seniors to help
them in their academic journey. Since 1985, $48 million in
scholarships have been award to over 24,000 students.
RMHC Philippines Bright Minds Read Program:
Through a partnership with the Department of Education,
this program has taught over 800,000 children to read
helping to improve the quality of public education.
RMHC Global Grants Program: Over the last 10 years, the
global office of RMHC has invested more than $93 million in
grants to other non-profit organizations who are addressing
the most urgent issues related to children’s health. Partner
organizations include Andean Health and Development,
Lwala Community Alliance, ORBIS International, The Hunger
Project and ReSurge International, among others.
©2013 McDonald’s
Ronald McDonald
House Charities®
provides sick
children what they
need the most…
their families.
RMHC impacts
the lives of
7 million children
and their families,
each year around
the world
89 ¢
of every dollar
spent is used to fund
RMHC programs
RMHC has been McDonald’s®
“Charity of Choice” since
the first Ronald McDonald
House was built in
Pictured above: De Bot Family,
RMHC Netherlands; Ahmad Family,
RMHC Chicagoland & NW Indiana
Helping families find
in numbers
Gyltman Family, RMHC Sweden
RMHC programs support
the entire family by
providing stability and
vital resources to help
them focus on what’s most
important, their child.
l Research
shows that the Ronald McDonald House®
– Improves the clinical outcomes and overall
experience for sick children and their families.
– Provides psychosocial support helping children
cope better and heal faster.
– Helps to reduce the financial burden that comes
with having a sick child. In 2012, families served
by the Houses around the world saved $311
million in hotel costs alone.
being cared for at over 78% of the world’s
top children’s hospitals have access to at least
one core RMHC family-centered program. And, in
2012, RMHC was honored by the American Hospital
Association as an exceptional partner in the delivery
of health care services.
l Children
l Over
the next five years, RMHC will expand its
program reach by 37% to meet the increasing demand
for services. The support of donors, like McDonald’s
and its customers, is vital to expand at this level.
RMHC® supports the critical
needs of children through its
family-centered programs
Each night the Ronald McDonald House®
program provides a “home away from
home” to 8,000 families so they can stay
close by their hospitalized child. This
proximity helps families participate in
important medical decisions and ultimately
helps the child heal faster.
Ronald McDonald
Houses in 32
countries & regions
as of May 2013
Each day the Ronald McDonald Family Room®
program, located right in the hospital just steps
away from their child’s bedside, provides a
place for 3,500 families to relax, regroup
and regain the strength they need to
support their child.
Ronald McDonald
Family Rooms in 22
countries & regions
as of May 2013
Ronald McDonald
Care Mobiles in 9
countries & regions
as of May 2013
Each year the Ronald McDonald
Care Mobile® program brings critical
medical and/or dental services directly to
154,000 children who live in vulnerable communities.
This fleet of state-of-the-art vehicles not only provides
screenings, like many mobile health units, but also provides
treatment and referrals for ongoing medical or dental care.