You may think, “It’s just one penny.” Or, “I’m just one person.” But one penny, one dime, one quarter can add up to so much more if every one of us donates. One penny can change the life of one child, one family, one community. And it all starts with one person – YOU.
The RMHC Donation Boxes are one of our biggest ongoing fundraisers. And your spare change – no matter the amount – can help create big change for families and children in your community, because all of the money collected stays right here in St. Louis. Last year alone, more than $250,000 was collected in the counter and drive-thru donation boxes.
Just how powerful is the small change dropped into the donation box? A full donation box could let a family stay together at a Ronald McDonald House for up to 2 nights while their child receives care at a nearby St. Louis hospital. Change in the donation boxes can give families a place to rest in a Ronald McDonald Family Room, just steps from their child’s hospital bed. A full donation box could provide a child with an eye vision screening in a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.
Show your support when you see a donation box at a McDonald’s, and drop in your spare change. Spread the word and suggest to your friends and family that they do the same. Because little by little, we can do a lot. A big thank you goes out to all of the St. Louis region McDonald’s Owner/Operators, Managers, crew and customers for making this program such a success year after year!
Other Ways to Give
Donations are also given to RMHC St. Louis through the purchase of the following at McDonald's:
- Happy Meals or Mighty Kids Meals
- USA Today newspapers
- Six Flags tickets*
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch*
*Local participating St. Louis McDonald’s only.