RMHC Donation Boxes

Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton

Your Small Change Can Make a Big Difference

A dime here. A quarter there. It might not seem like much but when millions give, those coins add up to help children and families worldwide in truly amazing ways.

The RMHC Donation Boxes in McDonald’s restaurants are one of our largest ongoing fundraisers. These funds come from people like you filling the Donation Boxes with nickels, dimes, and quarters. Last year alone, $20 million was collected worldwide through our donation box programs.

When you visit participating restaurants in October, you can also be a part of the RMHC “Day of Change” – a one-day fundraising event where customers are encouraged to fill RMHC Donation Boxes. This event is held on October 15th each year – the anniversary of the very first opening of a Ronald McDonald House.

Each Donation Box can cover the cost of one night at Ronald McDonald House

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Just how powerful is the small change dropped into RMHC Donation Boxes?

  • If every McDonald’s customer donated a penny in a donation box, it could raise more than $116 million to support hospitalized children and their families worldwide.
  • A full donation box could let a family stay together at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton for several nights while their child receives care at a nearby hospital.

Let your small change make a big difference by donating your spare change in a RMHC donation box at any area McDonald’s and support RMHC Dayton. Learn more about RMHC Dayton’s partnership with McDonald’s.