McDonalds strong community focus provides generous support

McDonald's strong community focus provides generous support

 December 14, 2021

All year, McDonald’s customers around the world have been generously donating to causes in their communities.

As more customers order McDonald‘s food through digital channels, like the app or self-order kiosks, McDonald's markets have worked hard to make giving back easy and impactful – no matter how the orders were placed.

Here are a few examples of what this looks like.

Supporting vital youth services

McDonald's children in need

In the UK, McDonald’s customers, crew and franchisees helped raise £1.2 million for vital youth services for BBC Children in Need, one of the country’s biggest children’s charities. For six weeks in fall 2021, customers were able to donate to BBC Children in Need at self-order kiosks and through the MyMcDonald's app as well as during in-restaurant fundraising events.

Raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities

In the U.S., more than $25 million has been raised since 2019 for Ronald McDonald House Charities through the Round-Up for RMHC program, which gives McDonald’s customers the opportunity to round-up their purchase order subtotal (plus tax) to the nearest whole dollar, 365 days a year. Customers can round-up when they order at the self-order kiosk, the Drive Thru or the front counter.

Helping people affected by natural disaster

In Spain, McDonald’s joined forces with a local Spanish non-governmental organization to support families displaced by the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, Spain. The volcano has been erupting since September 2021, and thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes. Between October 1 and October 15, McDonald’s customers were able to participate in a donation campaign for the displaced families when they ordered at McDonald’s self-order kiosks. McDonald's matched each euro a customer donated and ultimately raised €65,000.

In Belgium, from July 23 to August 20, McDonald’s customers were able to donate to the Red Cross when they placed their orders at self-order kiosks. The donations were directed toward victims of recent flooding in Europe. To kick-start this effort, McDonald’s Belgium donated €10,000, and generously, franchisees in Belgium pledged to match each customer contribution. In total, the efforts raised €82,800 for the Red Cross.

Encouraging customers to give back to community 

The next time you place an order at McDonald’s, look out for an opportunity to give back to your community.

McDonald's is committed to caring for its neighbors and using its digital channels to help accomplish this.

McDonald's knows that together, they can make a big difference.

Make a positive difference in your career at McDonald's

Working for a company that actively gives back to its communities can be hugely purposeful and rewarding.

Find a job with McDonald's that best suits your interests.


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