Our mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children and their families in the five county region we serve.
With the generosity of our community, the efforts of our volunteers, staff and local McDonald’s restaurant owner operators, we are meeting that mission through our five Programs.
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® provided dental and other services to
1,950 children, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® serves 5,000 people per year,
the Ronald McDonald House® provided lodging to 125 families for a total of
1,600 nights, the Grants Program awarded a total of $75,000 to 13 children’s charities,
six FGCU students received scholarships of $1,000 each and the Scholarship Program provides 13 scholarships of $1,000 each to high school students seeking higher education.
Our ability to fund these programs results in large measure from the leveraging of our
resources. The tireless Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Advisory Committee raised almost 90% of the money required for that Program. Our Global Ronald McDonald House Charities parent contributed $5,000 toward the Scholarship Program. The State of Florida contributed $3,000 to the FGCU Scholarships. And the contribution canisters in the McDonald’s restaurants, which receive the coins and dollars of their generous customers, accumulated a sufficient amount to fund the balance of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, Grants, and Scholarship Programs.
We rely on fundraisers, general contributions, memorials, and in-kind contributions
to fund the significant balance of money required to operate the Ronald McDonald House
and to cover administrative expenses, supplies, and furnishings.
To all of you who contribute so generously, rest assured that your contributions are used effectively and are very much appreciated by the families and children we serve.