Ronald McDonald House Organization Turns 30!

The Ronald McDonald House is celebrating two things, World Children's Day and their 30th birthday.

The house, which gives out of town families a place to stay if a child is in the hospital, takes time every year to raise money for the organization through McDonald's restaurants.

From November 18 through the 20, McDonalds in 120 countries will donate 15 cents for every Extra Value Meal, Happy Meal, or Mighty Kids Meal purchase.

Ronald McDonald officials say this year’s goal is $20 million world wide. Extended Web Coverage

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Ronald McDonald House Charities, through its network of 171 local charities currently serving in 44 countries, makes grants to not for-profit organizations and provides support to Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles worldwide.

To date, Ronald McDonald House Charities' national body and global network of local charities have awarded more than $300 million to children's programs.

For more information on Ronald McDonald House Charities and its global and local community efforts, visit the RMHC Web site or call 630-623-7048.