Community Partner Spotlight: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana’s Day of Change

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


On October 15, the entire Ronald McDonald House Charities global system commemorates the opening of the very first Ronald McDonald House. To celebrate, they rally around their Donation Boxes — their largest ongoing fundraiser — to ensure they can continue to keep families close to the care and resources they need to thrive.


Donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) can help give children a place to play after a long day at the hospital at low to no cost. The House gives parents a home for a good night’s sleep and a warm meal, near the hospital. It also gives families relief from the financial and emotional burdens of traveling for their child’s medical care.



Coin Donation Boxes are a vehicle to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities in more than 33,000 McDonald’s restaurants around the world, including 184 of them in Central Indiana. That means more than 69 million McDonald’s customers are reminded of RMHC every single day.


The RMHC Day of Change is an opportunity to remind Hoosiers that by dropping spare change into a Donation Box at one of the 184 local McDonald’s restaurants, they are helping keep Indiana families close when they have a sick child. When Hoosiers drop their spare change in a donation box on October 15, they are directly helping families stay close together.


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana provides a supportive home-away-from-home for families of children receiving medical care at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and other area hospitals. RMHCCIN also champions programs that improve the health, education and well-being of children through community grants and scholarships.


You can find more information on the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana and the impact they make in the community, visit


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