SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For 40 years, and with the support of Mission Partner McDonald's, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) has worked to help critically-ill children heal with their family by their side. Since 1974, the restaurant chain and its customers have helped raise millions of dollars to help the Charity ensure children and families can cope and heal together. Now through May 10, customers will have the opportunity to once again show their support and lovin' #forRMHC during the Lovin' #forRMHC fundraising campaign.
Starting May 1, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bay Area is encouraging the Bay Area to support Lovin' #forRMHC by visiting a participating McDonald's restaurant and purchasing a paper Heart for $1, $3 or $5. All proceeds from every Heart purchased will go directly to supporting RMHC and its mission to directly improve the health and wellbeing of children.
"At RMHC, we offer services and programs that strengthen families during difficult times and offer the comfort, care and support when it's needed most," says Lee Ann Freeman, president of the board of directors at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bay Area. "The continued support of McDonald's and its customers through programs like Lovin' #forRMHC ensures we're able to help bolster a family's physical and psychological wellbeing so they can focus on getting and keeping their child healthy and happy."
RMHC has been a partner in enabling family-centered care for 40 years and is a vital part of the health care continuum. Through improved access to medical care, RMHC services enhance a family's hospital experience as well as give families a place to rest and recharge so they can focus on their child's wellbeing while staying together.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 57 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-supported programs provide a bridge to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information, visit www.rmhc.org, follow RMHC on Twitter (@RMHC), or like RMHC on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).
About Greater Bay Area McDonald's Restaurants
The Greater Bay Area McDonald's Cooperative is comprised of individuals who own and operate McDonald's restaurants in the 15-county Bay Area region. Local McDonald's owner/operators are committed to their communities, supporting programs including Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Bay Area, two Ronald McDonald Houses of San Francisco and Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, two Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles serving Santa Clara County and Contra Costa County, and the RMHC Scholarship program. Follow McDonald's of the Greater Bay Area on Twitter @McD_BayArea for up-to-date information, announcements and prize giveaways.
SOURCE Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bay Area