Ronald McDonald House Charities asks McDonald's Guests to ‘Round-Up’ Their Order Total and Donate the Extra Change to Help Keep Families Together
MIAMI, FL – July 10, 2020 — Due to the decrease of donations and the cancelation of fundraising events caused by COVID-19, Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) South Florida is reminding the public that they can do their part in helping the non-profit keep families together by participating in its ‘Round-Up’ fundraiser—where McDonald’s guests Round-Up their order total to the nearest dollar and donate the change to RMHC.
“Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children—a long time to be away or to divide a family,” said Soraya Rivera-Moya, Executive Director of RMHC South Florida. “Despite the financial support we lost, due to the pandemic, donations received via ‘Round-Up’ can help us continue to give these families a home where they can stay together, near the medical care and resources they need.”
Participating in the Round-Up campaign is simple. McDonald’s guests simply need to ask a crew member to ‘Round-Up’ their total to the nearest dollar when placing an order with a credit/debit card at the counter or in the drive-through. If a guest is paying with cash, they can also ask the crew to ‘Round-Up’ to the next dollar before paying, or they can drop their spare change in any of the RMHC donation boxes located inside the lobby, at the register or below the drive-through window.
“The Round Up campaign has been a great fundraising tool for our organization, bringing in $75,000 within the last year,” said Rivera-Moya. “But this year, especially, we are hoping the fundraiser will bring in much more, in order to supplement the funding we were unable to receive due to COVID-19.”
Another way to support RMHC when visiting McDonald's, is by making a $1, $3 or $5 donation from July 6 - August 16. Guests can ask the crew member taking their order to add their chosen donation amount to their total.
This year more than ever, by ‘rounding-up’ and/or making a donation of $1, $3 or $5 at their local McDonald’s, guests will leave with more than just a meal; they’ll leave knowing they helped provide hope, care, comfort and a home to families living their worst nightmare—caring for a sick child—, made even more difficult by the pandemic.
ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES®
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation that creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. RMHC helps families with ill or injured children stay together, and close to the medical care their child needs at leading hospitals worldwide. RMHC programs not only provide access to quality health care, they enable family-centered care ensuring families are fully supported and actively involved in their children’s care. For more information, visit www.rmhcsouthflorida.org. Follow RMHC on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.