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Our Relationship with McDonald’s
Mission partner since 1974,
when the first House in the world was established.


Since the opening of the first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, everyone involved with McDonald’s – owners/operators, suppliers, employees and customers – has helped make life easier for families with sick children.

McDonald’s support is not only financial but also wide-ranging, including volunteer and promotional activities, and the placement of donation boxes in McDonald’s restaurants around the world. With McDonald’s support, we are able to serve millions of children and their families and expand our activities even further. And in Japan, we have received similar support from the company since our foundation was established in 1999.

While McDonald’s is our biggest supporter, it is a separate organization from us. We are also supported by local communities and many sponsor companies as well as McDonald’s.