McDonald’s Drive Thru Challenge Benefitting Local Ronald McDonald House Charities is Back!
McDonald’s Hosts Second Annual Drive Thru Challenge & Sets Fundraising Goal to $2 Million
(GREENVILLE, SC – October 19, 2021) – The second annual McDonald’s Drive Thru Challenge has officially kicked off!! Now through December 12, Upstate-area McDonald’s restaurants are raising money through the drive thru benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas (RMHCC) and families in need.
As a result of the ongoing pandemic, the local RMHC Chapter’s fundraising opportunities have been impacted; in an effort to help close the gap, local McDonald’s restaurants are increasing awareness of the Round-Up for RMHC program though Drive Thru orders. Each time someone orders through the Drive Thru, he or she can round up the purchase to the nearest dollar or choose to give $1, $3 or $5 for RMHC. These donations provide vital resources and support to critically ill and injured children and their families receiving care at nearby hospitals. While McDonald’s is a mission partner of RMHC, we cannot do it alone; we need the community to embrace the mission of RMHC of the Carolinas all across the Upstate.
For the second year in a row, local McDonald’s restaurants are engaging in a friendly competition to see which restaurant can raise the most monetary donations for RMHC and are encouraging more visitors in the Drive Thru. In the Drive Thru Challenge’s inaugural year, thousands of McDonald’s restaurants surpassed their goal and raised a total of $1.23 million across the southeast U.S. to support their local RMHC houses and families. This year, McDonald’s restaurants want to double those funds and raise $2 million for RMHC. We need your help!
“Through the generous support of partners like McDonald’s, we are able to provide a place of healing for families when they need it most. During this time of crisis, being a part of the McDonald’s family and this donation means even more,” said Marti Spencer, CEO/Executive Director for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas. “Imagine being away from home and having a sick or injured child in the hospital today. These families can continue to count on Ronald McDonald House and McDonald’s for help. They are forever grateful.” “Imagine being away from home and having a sick or injured child in the hospital today. These families can continue to count on Ronald McDonald House and McDonald’s for help. They are forever grateful.”
Craving McDonald’s and looking for ways to donate but don’t want to wait? There’s an app for that! Customers also now have the easy and convenient option to make an RMHC donation of $1, $3 or $5 by placing their order through the McDonald’s app, all while also earning rewards. Customers can sign up for MyMcDonald’s Rewards to earn points on every dollar spent at McDonald’s—unlocking free, craveable favorites across the menu. Now that’s what we call a win-win!
About McDonald’s USA
McDonald’s USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to nearly 25 million customers every day. Ninety-five percent of McDonald’s nearly 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local business owners. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter @McDonalds and Facebook. www.facebook.com/mcdonalds.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation that creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through its global network of over 275 Chapters in more than 65 countries and regions, and its three core programs: the Ronald McDonald House, the Ronald McDonald Family Room and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, RMHC helps families with ill or injured children stay together, and close to the medical care their child needs at leading hospitals worldwide. RMHC programs not only provide access to quality health care, they enable family-centered care ensuring families are fully supported and actively involved in their children’s care. For more information, visit rmhc.org. Follow RMHC on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas
RMHC of the Carolinas’ mission is to keep families with critically ill or injured children close to each other and the care and resources they need in our community; while providing a home filled with hope, encouragement and comfort. We find and support programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Since 1989, the Chapter has provided support to more than 11,000 families through the Ronald McDonald House program. More than a room, the House serves as a quiet place for families to be alone or as a place of companionship, sharing and emotional support with other families who are also caring for a sick child being treated at nearby medical facilities. To learn more about RMHC of the Carolinas, visit www.rmhc-carolinas.org.