Ronald McDonald House Charities
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Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is an independent 501c3 organization whose mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children across the world. Programs are grass-roots driven to enable the Charity to offer help where children need it most—right in their own communities.

RMHC has a global network of Chapters in 52 countries under three core programs: the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.
There are currently 305 Ronald McDonald Houses in 52 countries and regions.
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Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is an independent 501c3 organization whose mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children across the world. Programs are grass-roots driven to enable the Charity to offer help where children need it most—right in their own communities.

RMHC has a global network of Chapters in 52 countries under three core programs: the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.

Programs

There are currently 305 Ronald McDonald Houses in 52 countries and regions. Ronald McDonald Houses act as a home away from home so families can stay close by their hospitalized child. Ronald McDonald Houses provide over 7,200 bedrooms to families around the world each night, with an estimated value of $257 million in lieu of hotel costs.

There are currently 161 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in 19 countries and regions. These Rooms accommodate over 3,000 families each day who live in the local community and don't need to stay at a Ronald McDonald House. They provide a place for family members to rest, wash clothes, take a shower, or nap near the vicinity of their child.

There are currently 43 Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles in 6 countries. Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles are mobile clinics that offer affordable health care for children in their own neighborhoods. The program serves more than 100,000 children a year, and saves families in the U.S. $10 million in medical and dental costs each year.

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program (Australia only) was formed in 1997 to help children who had suffered serious illness and returned to school. The stated mission of the program is to provide educational support to these children who have fallen behind in their education. The Ronald McDonald Learning Program is the only program of its kind in Australia.

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program supplies students with:
• A Cognitive and Educational assessment by an Educational Psychologist
• 40 hours of individual tutoring by a qualified teacher
• 10 sessions of Speech or Occupational Therapy, if required

International

In 1981, the first Ronald McDonald House outside the United States
United States
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 opened, in Toronto
Toronto
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, Ontario
Ontario
Ontario is a province of Canada, located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province and second largest in total area. It is home to the nation's most populous city, Toronto, and the nation's capital, Ottawa....

. In 1991, the 150th Ronald McDonald House opened, in Paris, France. On July 25, 2005, the 250th opened, in Caracas, Venezuela. Currently, there are 298 Ronald McDonald Houses operating in 30 countries.

RMHC Donation Boxes
RMHC Donation Boxes are located in most McDonald's
McDonald's
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 restaurants.

RMHC Pop Tab Program
Through the RMHC Pop Tab Collection Program, to date more than $4 million has been generated. The Pop Tab Collection Program has been established to allow individuals and businesses to collect soda pop tabs from aluminum cans and donate them to their local RMHC Chapter or Ronald McDonald House. Though it differs from program to program, for the most part, RMHC Chapters use the money received from recycling the tabs to help offset operational expenses or to sponsor or support programs. Not all Houses participate in the Pop Tab Program.

Awards

Worth
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magazine named Ronald McDonald House Charity one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” in 2001 and 2002.

June 5, 2008 USGBC
United States Green Building Council
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 Awards LEED Platinum Rating to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas, first LEED Platinum Ronald McDonald House in the world.

The U.S. Green Building Council certified the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas (RMHC-ACT) with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
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 Platinum certification, the highest level of sustainable building in the nation. Not only is the green design good for the environment, the eco-friendly features create a healthier environment for the children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House while children are treated at area medical centers.

See also

  • Jim Murray
    Jim Murray (football)
    Jim Murray is the co-founder of the Ronald McDonald House and a former General Manager of the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a native of West Philadelphia and is also president of Jim Murray Ltd, a sports promotion and marketing firm.-Childhood Influences:...

  • McHappy Day
  • Fred Hill
  • Mac and Me
    Mac and Me
    Mac and Me is a 1988 sci-fi fantasy film co-written and directed by Stewart Raffill about a "Mysterious Alien Creature" escapes from nefarious NASA agents and is befriended by a young boy who uses a wheelchair. Together, they try to find MAC's family, from whom he has been separated...


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