Our Relationship to McDonald’s
Ronald McDonald House Charities of West Georgia, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization affiliated with the international organization, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC Global). The close relationship between RMHC and McDonald’s Corporation, together with its owner/operators, dates back to the origination of the RMHC organization. While RMHC of West Georgia does not receive direct funding from McDonald’s Corporation or its local owner/operator organization, there is a strong partnership nevertheless.
On a local level, the McDonald’s restaurants in and around Columbus, Georgia, including some in west central Georgia and east Alabama, graciously support our Ronald McDonald House through in-store promotions and by allowing RMHC of West Georgia to house its donation boxes at all area McDonald’s restaurants. In addition, the owner/operator’s organization provides generous support through in-kind administrative services, foundational support for major fundraisers, and by promoting RMHC of West Georgia throughout its own organization.
On a more global scale, McDonald’s Corporation provides direct and indirect support through its Happy Meal program- 1 penny from every Happy Meal sold goes to support Ronald McDonald House Charities- and periodic national campaigns, such as the Shamrock Shake promotion. Additionally, McDonald’s and RMHC collaborate on shared business issues so that all RMHC chapters benefit from promotions, branding, awareness and other administrative concerns.
Our chapter relies on the generosity of individuals and corporate citizens in our community. In addition to the strong relationship that our chapter has with our local McDonald’s owner/operator, RMHC of West Georgia has strong partnerships with many other local and national companies and organizations whose generous support allows us to serve the needs of families year in, year out.
RMHC of West Georgia Corporate PartnersAFLAC A Cut Above Advance Capture Call it Yours Casseroles Coca Cola Bottling Co (Atlanta) Columbus Cabinet Company Columbus Power Piedmont Columbus Regional Daniel Appliance E&E Wholesale Plumbing Energy Savers Gigi’s Cupcakes J. Smith Lanier & Co.
Kysor//Warren La-Z-Boy of Columbus Naartjie Panera Bread Company Pezold Companies
Schnitzer Southeast Recycling Company Stifel Nicolaus Synovus
Valley Hospitality Walmart Stores
Walmart 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 Thirty-One Gifts USA Today
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, maternal-fetal medicine, neonatal intensive care, 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 Piedmont Columbus Regional, Northside Hospital, John B. Amos Cancer Center, St. Francis Hospital, The Bradley Center, Anne Elizabeth Shepherd Home, Twin Cedars Facility, Martin Army Hospital, Jack Hughston Hospital, East Alabama Medical Center. The Ronald McDonald House works with the institutions that provide pediatric services and accommodates the families of their patients 365 days a year.
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 RMHC of West Georgia. RMHC of West Georgia enjoys strong, mutually beneficial relationships with each of the hospitals we serve, and their support of our charity 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.