Share Your Heart asks McDonald’s customers to donate $1 to RMHC of NC by purchasing a heart during their visit to any of the 146 restaurants in the Triangle. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the campaign will go directly back to RMHC of NC, which helps support the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill & Durham. A portion of the proceeds from EVERY Happy Meal goes directly to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
If you’d like an opportunity to make a direct impact on local children and families, please support Share Your Heart! Keith Manning a local owner of McDonald’s Durham restaurants states that Share Your Heart does create an opportunity that directly affects your community and If ten customers walk into Triangle-area McDonald’s and donates a dollar, that combined effort will pay for one family’s night at a Ronald McDonald House.
More than 400 McDonald’s restaurants across North Carolina and South Carolina participate in this annual fundraiser. In 2012 more than $240,000 was raised for RMHC of NC through Share Your Heart.
General Information: Since 1980, the Ronald McDonald House of Durham has allowed families to focus on health and well being of their critically ill children by keeping families together who are in need of a community of hope, comfort and empathy. Since 2010 WakeMed has serviced a Ronald McDonald Family Room located in Wake Med’s new Children’s Hospital on WakeMed’s Raleigh Campus. The Ronald McDonald Family Room of Duke is open 365 days a year and is located on the pediatric floor of Duke Medical Center and offers families a feeling of security.
Each year, Ronald McDonald house of Chapel Hill provides over 1,800 families with serious ill or injured children the basic necessities and comforts of home so they can focus on caring for a sick child. Approximately, 99% of families come to Chapel Hill for treatment at NC Children’s Hospital. In May of 2011 a Ronald McDonald Family room was opened on the seventh floor of the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. The family room extends comfort and care to all inpatient families.
For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina, the Share Your Heart campaign or to volunteer or donate, visit Ronald McDonald House Charities of NC.