Our Relationship with McDonald's

McDonald’s played a vital role in the inception of the first Ronald McDonald House, which opened in Philadelphia in October, 1974. 

The McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Northern Indiana (NIO) co-op is a significant funder and supporter, contributing 10-15% towards our annual budget through the donation boxes and local fundraising efforts.  Alongside NIO, the McDonald’s supplier network also provides invaluable support.

Although the McDonald’s system is our largest corporate partner, no one company funds our programs entirely.  As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, we rely on the support of the entire community and greatly value all donations, whether it’s through time, talent or treasure.

Thank you for donating to our mission through your local McDonald’s restaurants!