Our Mission Partner

McDonald’s, our mission partner, played a vital role at the inception of both Ronald McDonald Houses in Bangor and Portland. After more than three decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC); local McDonald’s Owner/Operators, their employees and their customers; and our community remain committed to supporting our programs and services. Each year, RMHC Maine receives its support from 61 McDonald’s restaurants in Maine and 4 in northern New Hampshire.

This funding comes from donation boxes, Happy Meal sales, events, and in-store fundraisers as well as other promotions. In addition to monetary support:

  • McDonald’s Owner/Operators participate as members of our Board of Directors.
  • McDonald’s Owner/Operators and their suppliers raise money and awareness through in-store promotions and fundraising events.
  • Local McDonald’s employees serve as dedicated volunteers and brand ambassadors.

Summary of Support in 2022

Donation Boxes


Change Box

All-Star Basketball Games


Maine McDonald's All Star Basketball Logo

Happy Meal Donations


Happy Meal

Round-Up for RMHC


McDonald's Logo

Round Up for RMHC

No change required!

Every time you visit a local McDonald’s restaurant, you can help support families with ill and injured children by asking to Round-Up for RMHC when you place your order on the kiosk or with a crew member at the counter or drive-thru.

Asking to round up your total to the nearest dollar may not seem like much, but when many give, those small donations add up and have the power to change a child’s life.






Fill the Lot with Love

From April to September, during the Sea Dogs baseball season, the St. John Street McDonald’s generously donates 20 parking spots. For a $10 donation, fans can park safely just steps away from Hadlock Field.

With your support, we have the opportunity to raise $200 each game to help keep families close! Since 2004, we have raised over $124,730 through this fundraiser. Next time you plan to attend a Sea Dogs game, please consider parking in the McDonald’s parking lot at 332 St. John Street in Portland!

Want to be a part of the pre-game excitement in 2022? Contact Alicia for more information.

Give a Little Love

Every June, the Give A little Love fundraiser takes place at participating McDonald’s restaurants across Maine and northern New Hampshire. Customers are asked to purchase a heart for $1, $3, or $5 to recognize someone special while supporting RMHC Maine with 100% of the proceeds benefiting families in your community when they need to be close to their seriously ill children.

How can you be a part of these important fundraisers in the future? When you dine in or drive-thru your local McDonald’s, and the smiling face behind the counter asks if you wish to donate $1, $3 or $5 to RMHC Maine. You say, “Sure, why not?” and get that warm fuzzy feeling that happens when you do good and help others in need – one small act at a time.