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Images courtesy of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York.
Images courtesy of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York.

McDonald's Shamrock Shake promotion to benefit RMHC of WNY


Sat, Feb 24th 2024 06:10 pm

Special opportunity for community to show support from Feb. 27-March 11

Submitted by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) is thrilled to announce a special collaboration with McDonald's, featuring its legendary Shamrock Shakes, to support our charitable initiatives.

From Feb. 27 through March 11, participating McDonald's in Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania will generously donate 25 cents to RMHC of WNY for every Shamrock Shake sold. In 2023, McDonald’s WNY & NWPA owner/operators donated $18,843.50 from the Shamrock Shake promotion to RMHC of WNY.

The funds raised during this year's promotion will directly support RMHC of WNY's ongoing efforts to provide lodging, meals and resources to families with sick or injured children receiving medical treatment in Buffalo.

The McDonald's/RMHC of WNY partnership, dating back to the inception of the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House, reaffirms McDonald's commitment to positively impacting local families facing health challenges. Notably, a Shamrock Shake promotion played a vital role in providing startup funding for the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House. Since its establishment in December 1983, the house has served more than 24,411 families from Western New York and beyond.

"We are grateful for McDonald's dedication to the well-being of our families in our community,” RMHC of WNY Interim Executive Director Sally Vincent said. “The Shamrock Shake promotion is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to enjoy a delicious minty treat while making a difference in the lives of families staying at the Ronald McDonald House and those benefiting from our hospital programs at John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital and Sisters of Charity Hospital. Every 25-cent donation from each shake adds up and helps us continue our mission of supporting families during difficult times.”

In addition to enjoying a Shamrock Shake during this special promotion, RMHC of WNY encourages McDonald's customers to take an extra step in philanthropy by choosing to “Round Up for RMHC” while placing their order. By rounding up their bill to the nearest dollar, patrons can contribute even more to the cause, amplifying the positive impact on needy families.

More About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York

RMHC of WNY is a 501 (c)(3) organization and proud chapter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities global network. A board of directors of local community members manages the charity. RMHC of WNY is responsible for its own fundraising and programs and is 100% funded by generous donations.

The mission of RMHC of WNY is to create and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Since 1983, our Buffalo Ronald McDonald House has served more than 21,411 families from New York, neighboring states, and globally.

Since opening in late 2017, our Ronald McDonald Family Room in John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH) receives more than 1,000 visits monthly, and our Ronald McDonald Hospitality Cart at OCH makes more than 360 bedside visits weekly. Our recently launched Ronald McDonald Hospitality Cart visits the mother/baby and NICU units at Sisters of Charity Hospital each week.

For more information about RMHC of WNY and how you can help, visit www.rmhcwny.org.

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