Restaurants raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Jonesboro McDonald’s helps raise funds for Ronald McDonald House

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Childhood illness has not slowed down because of the pandemic but donations to local Ronald McDonald House Charities have.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 12, there is a way you can roll up your sleeves and help.

Jonesboro-area McDonald’s restaurants will be selling $5 reusable drink sleeves in the drive-thru. The sleeves fit beverage cups and are available while supplies last.

Proceeds from the “Sleeves for Support” will support local Ronald McDonald Houses.

In addition to “Sleeves for Support,” McDonald’s customers can also “Round-Up” for RMHC on their drive-thru orders to the nearest dollar, or they can give $1, $3, or $5 to the charity.

Local owners say that the help should not be slowed down because of the pandemic.

“It’s the best cause that we support in my opinion because I do know that all those funds are going to the local house, and if you ever visited a local Ronald McDonald House, it’s a warm, touching, heartbreaking experience,” said Shelia Snow, director of operations.

Ronald McDonald Houses provide a home away from home for local families whose children need special medical care at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

All families stay completely free of charge.

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