McDonald’s New Zealand,

our Founding Mission Partner


As Founding Mission Partner, McDonald’s® New Zealand has been supporting RMHC® New Zealand since it was first established as an independent charity in 1989. McDonald’s franchisees, crew, and suppliers show their support in a variety of ways to help raise much-needed funds.

Every year, RMHC New Zealand offers free accommodation and support to thousands of families with a child in a hospital away from home. This helps to relieve stresses like paying for a place to sleep near the hospital, organising family meals, and needing a friendly ear to listen on tough days.
Globally, the relationship between RMHC and McDonald’s goes back more than 45 years, helping to support families in 64 countries positively impacting over 6.5 million people.

Ways McDonald’s support RMHC New Zealand

McDonald’s New Zealand franchisees, crew and their customers collectively raise over $1.5 million for RMHC New Zealand each year. However, the financial contribution is only one part of this proud partnership, from in-store campaigns to volunteering; there are multiple ways our partnership is cemented.

Happy Meals®

Every time a Happy Meal® is purchased at McDonald’s, a portion of the proceeds is donated to RMHC New Zealand.

Donations via kiosks

McDonald’s customers have the opportunity to add a donation for RMHC New Zealand via the kiosks whilst ordering from the menu.

Collection boxes

Every day, McDonald’s customers help to support families by donating in coin boxes in McDonald’s restaurants.

Newspaper Programme

Thanks to NZME, Stuff and Allied Press, participating McDonald’s restaurants can offer discounted prices on newspapers where a portion of the proceeds is donated to RMHC New Zealand.

RMHC New Zealand Annual Appeal

McDonald’s teams get involved each year in RMHC New Zealand’s Annual Appeal; this usually involves a street collection and in-store activations.

In-restaurant campaigns – Share the Love

Each year McDonald’s runs an in-store fundraising campaign for RMHC New Zealand throughout the country. For a $1 donation you can fill the house with love.

Payroll giving

Over 1000 McDonald’s crew opt in to generously donate weekly to RMHC New Zealand through their payroll. This adds up to make a huge impact.

Fundraising events

RMHC New Zealand has an extensive portfolio of events and many of these are led and supported by Franchisees, committees and crew who often volunteer their time.


Each year McDonald’s Franchisees and crew spend hundreds of generous hours volunteering to make a difference to families who walk through RMHC New Zealand’s doors.

In-kind donations

In-kind gifts are donated to help support our operations.

RMHC New Zealand in-restaurant Marketing

McDonald’s restaurants can request RMHC New Zealand Marketing to display on their walls, drive-thru and playgrounds.

Supplier network

Thank you to McDonald’s suppliers who support RMHC New Zealand.

In addition to the generous support of McDonald’s New Zealand, we are so grateful for the generosity of our other corporate partners, individual donors, families, service groups, schools, trusts and foundations, volunteers and community groups throughout New Zealand. This collective support enables the essential services that we provide to families.

What’s happening

The Kiwiburger for Kiwis: $1 donation from 29th July – 12th August 2020

McDonald’s New Zealand is generously donating $1 from every Kiwiburger purchased between 29th July and 12th August 2020 to RMHC New Zealand. There are 4 delicious Kiwiburgers to choose from: Beef, Chicken, Veggie or Bunless. Thank you for helping us to support families when their child is in a hospital away from home.

Terms & Conditions: The total donation is capped at $100,000. The Kiwiburgers are available at participating restaurants between 10.30am – 10.30pm. The Kiwiburger Veggie is not vegetarian due to the cooking method. Limited Time Only. Serving Suggestion.

Last box of Georgie Pies – to be auctioned

There’s only one box of Georgie Pie’s left in New Zealand! Although now officially sold out at all McDonald’s Restaurants, we have been given the very last box to auction off with 100% of the proceeds being donated to RMHC New Zealand. One lucky bidder will get their hands on the last 42 Original Steak Mince ‘N’ Cheese Georgie Pies. Watch this space for Auction info!

K2 cycle challenge

The K2 cycle race is the toughest cycling event in the Southern hemisphere however; families staying at Ronald McDonald House are facing an even bigger challenge with their children in a hospital away from home. Franchisees from Clendon McDonald’s are bringing together a team to train, compete and fundraise for RMHC New Zealand.  Please show your support.

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