Ronald McDonald House, Northern Virginia
For families traveling long distances, the Ronald McDonald House programs provide an alternative to a prolonged stay in the hospital or a hotel. It is a quiet refuge where families in similar circumstances can give understanding and support to one another.
Ronald McDonald House, Baltimore, MD
In partnership with Six Flags America and Coca-Cola, the McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C., and Baltimore and their customers once again proved their dedication to local Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC). Recently, Six Flags America executives presented the RMHC of Greater Washington, D.C., and Baltimore with checks totaling more than $22,000 collected from a Six Flags ticket program.
From June 16 to August 4, 2008 soft drink cups sold at local McDonald's restaurants featured Six Flags coupons for reduced-price adult admission and free kids admission to the park. Six Flags committed to donating $1 to the local Ronald McDonald Houses for each coupon redeemed at the theme park. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families and helps to fund programs that directly improve the well-being of children. In the past two years, this McDonald's program raised $52,365 for the Charity in the Greater Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas.
Area McDonald's restaurants continued to support global and local RMHC efforts during the seventh annual World Children's Day celebration from November 10th through the 20th. Colorful paper hands containing an educational message about the Charity were sold for $1 each.
The Six Flags ticket program, World Children's Day celebration, and Give A Hand® program are just a few ways the McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are able to raise funds for their local Ronald McDonald Houses.