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Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®)

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Helping Families Stay Close

The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is McDonald’s charity of choice. The first RMHC was formed in memory of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc who believed in giving back to the communities where we serve.

McDonald’s Singapore has been a constant supporter and contributor to the independently-run local RMHC chapter. Each year, approximately S$200,000 from Happy Meal® sales goes towards supporting the RMHC. We also make it easy for our customers to offer a helping hand via donation boxes instore and now, via the donation tab on the Self-Ordering Kiosks.

Together with our customers, we’re doing our part to help families.

Back in January 2013, with the support of the Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute, the first Ronald McDonald House was built at the National University Hospital (NUH), a comfortable place for families with sick children to rest, just steps away from their hospitalised child.

Since then, two other Ronald McDonald Family Rooms were built to provide a place of respite for even more families, allowing them to rest and recharge in between caring for their hospitalised children, at the following locations:

  1. Near NUH Paediatric Intensive Care Unit/High Dependency (PICU/HD) ward (Opened in Jan 2016)
  2. The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) (Opened in Jan 2018)

To this day, we stand by RMHC in their commitment to help families with sick children stay close to each other and the care and resources they need.

Ronald McDonald House

A comfortable place of respite for families, allowing them to be close to their hospitalised child, complete with meals, private bedrooms and bathrooms, and a playroom for kids. We believe that when a child is hospitalised, the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

Ronald McDonald Family Room

A place within the hospital for caretakers to rest and regroup, near their sick child’s room, with quiet space to recharge.

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How You Can Help Families - Small Change, Big Difference

Every time you visit McDonald’s®, you can support RMHC programs and make a donation by simply choosing to donate $2, $5, $10 or to round-up your bill to the next dollar when you place your order via our Self-Ordering Kiosks. In addition, McDonald’s® donates $0.05 to RMHC for every purchase of a Happy Meal®.

RMHC is McDonald's charity of choice. Together with customers, we are making a difference for the families we serve in our communities.

Find out more about Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Singapore here.

mchappy day

These are some of our McHappy Day highlights over the years.

Support with a Strawberry Sundae


Support with a Strawberry Sundae

$1 from every purchase of Strawberry Sundaes helped to raise S$50,000 for the charity. 

Small Change, Big Difference


Small Change, Big Difference

We rolled out a series of activities to demonstrate how small change can make a big difference in the lives of young children. Initiatives and activities included:

  • $1 from every purchase of a Chicken McNuggets® Extra Value Meal™ raised $50,000 for the charity
  • Collaborated with creative expressionists The Band of Doodlers to depict the hopes and dreams of RMHC Singapore beneficiaries
  • Donation surprises for customers who donated their change – big or small – in the form of ‘thank you’ cards and handwritten notes from the RMHC beneficiaries
Pass on the Happiness


Pass on the Happiness

Our customers joined us in Passing on the Happiness by purchasing a Vanilla Cone to donate another (worth 80 cents) to RMHC.

Show Your Stripes


Show Your Stripes

The iconic red and white “stripey socks” were sold to raise funds for the charity. For the first time ever, we also offered customers the option to make e-donations via our Self-Ordering Kiosks in our restaurants. 

Tap to Make a Difference


Tap to Make a Difference

We reminded customers that a simple tap on our Self-Ordering Kiosks to donate to RMHC could make a big difference in the lives of sick children.