Our Relationship with McDonalds

Ronald visits boy in the hospital

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida is a local chapter within the international network of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Although it is licensed by the McDonald’s Corporation to use its name, the agency is an independent 501(c)(3) with a local Board of Directors and must raise 100% of its operating and program expenses through gifts from businesses and individuals. It is not owned or operated by the McDonald’s Corporation or any other McDonald’s company.

Local McDonald’s Restaurant owners/operators generously support us through personal donations, leadership on our board, participation in the annual McHappy Day fundraiser and by hosting RMHC Donation Boxes in their restaurants.