SOURCE: Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities

July 01, 2011 11:20 ET

RMHC Invites People to Give One Penny at a Time to Help Keep Families Together

OAK BROOK, IL--(Marketwire - Jul 1, 2011) -

WHAT: The "1" Campaign and the "Join RMHC for 1" event day was designed to raise awareness for the RMHC Donation Box program and inspire greater giving throughout the year.

WHEN: Today, July 1, 2011.

WHO: For Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), it all started with one: one child, Kim Hill, who needed health care, one family who hoped to stay nearby and one community who came together to build the first Ronald McDonald House®. And, just one penny can make a difference today in the lives of children and families.

WHERE: At participating McDonald's restaurants in the U.S.

HOW: Support the "1" Campaign and "Join RMHC for 1" by adding one penny, nickel, dime, quarter or dollar to the RMHC Donation Boxes at local participating McDonald's® restaurants.

WHY: Last year alone, nearly $25 million was raised through the RMHC Donation Boxes in the U.S. These funds support programs which provide a bridge to quality health care and allow families to give 100 percent of their time to their children so they can heal faster and cope better. In fact, one full Donation Box could provide a safe place to stay in a Ronald McDonald House for up to one night or cover the cost of a dental screening for a child on the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. For RMHC families, small change means resources and stability they desperately need at a critical time in their child's life.

Ronald McDonald House Charities, RMHC, Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile are all registered trademarks of McDonald's Corporation or its affiliates and are used with permission.

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