Our Relationship with McDonald's

The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill is one of five houses located in North Carolina affiliated with Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina and Ronald McDonald House Charities (Global.)  The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill is, however, a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  McDonald's is our largest corporate donor and a portion of the annual operating costs for each Ronald McDonald House in North Carolina is graciously funded by local McDonald's restaurants and owner/operators. The remainder of our annual operating income, about 93%, comes from the generosity of individuals, corporate donors and some small foundation grants.

McDonald’s involvement extends beyond monetary support:

  • Franchisees partner with the House for promotional and fundraising events.
  • McDonald’s employees are dedicated volunteers.
  • Owner/operators serve on our Board each year.
  • Donation boxes in McDonalds Restaurants are the largest source of on-going funding for RMHC Global.

Although McDonald’s is our largest corporate donor, no company can solely fund our programs and our projected growth.  We need the support of the entire community and greatly value any support you can afford to the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, whether it’s through cash donations, your time, your talents, spreading the word as an ambassador or fundraising efforts.