Day of Change

RMHCA-DOC-SocialMediaOctober 15th — the RMHC Day of Change — is no ordinary day. It is the day when the entire RMHC global organization commemorates the opening of the very first Ronald McDonald House. To celebrate, we rally around Donation Boxes for our Day of Change, each year, to ensure that we continue to keep families close when their child needs to heal.

What does that mean for you? You know those pennies, dimes, nickels and quarters in couch cushions and under the seats in the car? Put them to good use. Celebrate the RMHC DayofChange #forRMHC families at participating McDonald’s. Your spare change can make a big difference.

Give a Hand

Every year, our Mission Partner McDonald’s kicks off their Give a Hand campaign! You can show your support for our Chapter and the 73 families we serve by visiting a participating McDonald’s restaurant during the promotion and purchase a $1, $3 or $5 paper hand. You’ll be playing an important role in helping to strengthen families with critically-ill children right in your community.

Fundraisers from partners like McDonald’s ensure our Chapter is able to provide the stability and vital resources needed to help sick children and their families heal and cope together. By supporting RMHC
programs, like the Ronald McDonald House, you’re helping our families stay focused on what matters most: their sick child.

Adventure Park Discount Coupons

You can go to Six Flags Over Georgia and Splash Adventure and help the Birmingham Ronald McDonald House at the same time!

Six Flags Discount Coupons will be at McDonald’s starting May.

Alabama Splash Adventure Discount Coupons will be at McDonald’s starting in May.

Happy Meals

11178295_10152804915057322_3378308451808843514_nWith every Happy Meal and Mighty Kids Meal sold at McDonald’s restaurant, a penny is donated to the local RMHC to help sick children heal with their families by their side. It may not seem like much, but your dinner choice can make a huge difference for our families. Each one of those pennies add up!

Your support of your local McDonald’s also means support of your local Ronald McDonald House and we are very thankful for all of your support!

Donation Boxes


You may think, “It’s just one penny.” Or, “I’m just one person.” But one penny, one dime, one quarter can add up to so much more if every one of us donates. One penny can change the life of one child, one family, one community.

And it all starts with one person – YOU.

The RMHC Donation Boxes are one of our biggest ongoing fundraisers. And your spare change – no matter the amount – can help create big change for families and children in your community, because all of the money collected stays right here in Alabama.

Did you know? If every Birmingham McDonald’s customer contributed one penny to the Donation Box at each visit, we would raise $44o,ooo to help families in need here at the Birmingham Ronald McDonald House each year!

Last year alone, more than $199,000 was collected in the counter and drive-thru Donation Boxes.

Just how powerful is the small change dropped into the Donation Box?

A full Donation Box could let a family stay together at a Ronald McDonald House for up to 2 nights while their child receives care at a nearby Children’s of Alabama or UAB.

Change in the Donation Boxes can give families a place to rest in a Ronald McDonald Family Room, just steps from their child’s hospital bed.

Show your support when you see a Donation Box at a McDonald’s, and drop in your spare change. Spread the word and suggest to your friends and family that they do the same. Because little by little, we can do a lot.