Our Relationship with McDonald's
Ronald McDonald House Charities of West Georgia, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, but McDonald's is our largest corporate donor. The McDonald's restaurants in Columbus, GA, Phenix City, AL, Ladonia, AL, Valley, AL, LaGrange, GA, Hogansville, Americus and Cordele, GA graciously support our Ronald McDonald House through in-store promotions and canister collections. The remainder of our annual operating income comes from the generosity of individuals, businesses and corporate donors.
McDonald’s involvement extends beyond monetary support:
Franchises partner with local Chapters for promotional and fundraising events. McDonald’s employees are dedicated volunteers. Owner/operators participate in local and global RMHC boards. In-restaurant sales of USA Today are all donated to RMHC. McDonald's conducts an annual fundraiser in November called McHappy Day. Since 2002, it has raised $150 million for RMHC and children's charities around the world.
Although McDonald’s is our largest corporate donor, no company can solely fund RMHC programs and our projected growth. In addition to our individual donors, we would like to recognize the following local and national partners and thank them for their generous support:
Local DonorsAFLAC Foundation
Bassett & Becker Advertising
B&B Recycling, LaGrange, GA
Charter Communications Cherry Berry Frozen Yogurt Chill Yogurt Cafe Columbus Regional Healthcare Systems
Dairy Fresh Ice Cream Epperly Tire & Auto Fred's Tires
Fuller Fire & Safety
Garrett Recycling Gigi's Cupcakes
Mayer Electrical Supply Co.
Panera Bread Company
Schnitzer Southeast Recycling Company
Southside Riders Association Stevi B's Pizza Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt Taylor Mack Cupcakes TMR Printing & Mailing
Wal-Mart Supercenter Stores
Wal-Mart Distribution Center/Opelika, AL and LaGrange, GA
National DonorsACN, Inc.
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority
American Farm Bureau
Anchor Hocking Co.
Bank of America Affinity Program
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Career Education Corp.
Hilton Supply Management
Insphere Insurance Solutions
InterMetro Industries Corp.
Lennox Hearth Products
National Association of Ticket Brokers
The Coca Cola Company
The Dwyer Group
Toy Industry Foundation
Our Relationship with the Medical Community
The Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, GA is very fortunate to have great working relationships with all of our area hospitals and treatment facilities. Most of these institutions are regional treatment centers for trauma, neonatology, psychiatry, cardiac and orthopedic services. This means that people travel hundreds of miles to receive specialized medical care in these medical facilities. The facilities that we serve include The Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, The Bradley Center, Anne Elizabeth Shepherd Home, Twin Cedars Facility, Hughston Hospital, Doctor's Hospital and Bridgeway Treatment Center. Since so many of the patients treated in these facilities live outside of the Columbus area, there is a great need for cost efficient, temporary lodging for their families. The Ronald McDonald House works with the institutions that provide pediatric services and accommodates the families of their patients 365 days a year.Because there is also a need for lodging for the families of adult patients, the Ronald McDonald House sought the support of two local hotels. The DoubleTree Hotel and Home-Towne Suites have graciously pledged their support. On a space available basis, they provide lodging for the families of adult patients at a significantly reduced cost. These hotels also provide complimentary hotel rooms for the families of pediatric patients when the Ronald McDonald House is full. The partnership with each of these has been a blessing to so many people and we appreciate the DoubleTree's and Home-Towne Suites's willingness to help others during their greatest time of need. The hospitals in Columbus recognize the importance of including familiy members in their patient's care and they value the services that are offered by the Ronald McDonald House, the DoubleTree Hotel and Home-Towne Suites. Because of this, hospitals pledge support to our charity by participating as a sponsor in our annual "Hearts & Hands" Golf Tournament. Their sponsorship is critical to the success of this fundraising event and their generosity allows us to provide a "Home Away From Home" for so many of those they treat. We are proud to have such talented physicians and wonderful medical facilities located here in Columbus and appreciate the opportunity to work with them to provide the best care possible for their patients and their patient's families.
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