Local McDonald’s owner/operators donate $312K to the RMHCA

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Do you recognize any of these people? Photo via RMHCA

Magic happened Saturday, October 30th at the Magic City Classic football game. Local McDonald’s owner/operators in Birmingham and Mayor Randall Woodfin gave $312,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA). Keep reading to find out why it matters.

What is RMHCA?

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Have you ever donated at McDonald’s to the RMHC? Photo via RMHCA

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) is a non-profit that helps families in need confront their challenges, so they aren’t alone. How do they do this? By providing houses for families coming into Birmingham for hospital visits. They give comforts such as home-cooked meals and activities. WiFi and computers are also provided for these families.

“The Ronald McDonald House provides a supportive ‘home-away-from-home’ for families and their children who are receiving medical treatment. The kindness of our customers in Birmingham and across Alabama, through out Round-Up fundraiser makes it possible for us to aid those who need it most. When it comes to giving back, every donation adds up in a big way.”

Nick Valluzzo, RMHCA Board Member

Thank you, donors

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Thank YOU, Round-Up donors. Photo via RMHCA

If you’ve ever been to McDonald’s, then you’ve probably noticed the container of change at the register or drive-thru. You’ve probably even put extra change in them. Did you know that the donations in the boxes go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities? Through donations from you and other patrons, this $312K donation is possible.

FUN FACT: 95% of McDonald’s 14,000 US restaurants are independently owned and operated by local business people. That means all the money donated came from Alabamians—NEAT.

You also can be a part of this wonderful organization—just round up your total for your next McDonald’s purchase. Every penny matters.

RMHCA is lovin’ it.

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