Local McDonald’s Restaurants Bring Back “Sleeves for Support” Fundraiser with Ohio State University Design to Support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio

Beginning September 2, proceeds from beverage sleeve sales will go directly to support RMHC

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Local McDonald’s restaurants are providing another way to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio with the return of the Sleeves for Support program, featuring an exclusive Ohio State Buckeye® design. This fundraiser was developed in partnership with Coca-Cola and will generate funding for RMHC through sales of insulated beverage sleeves specifically designed to hold 30-ounce cups from McDonald’s. Sleeves will be available for purchase beginning September 2 at $6 each while supplies last.

“We’re excited to work with our partners at Coca-Cola to provide another option for our customers to support RMHC while enjoying their McDonald’s favorites,” said local McDonald’s Owner/Operator, Michael Telich. “Not only do these insulated sleeves help RMHC, they also help keep our guests’ drinks colder longer and are the perfect game day or tailgate accessory!”

In addition to Sleeves for Support, local McDonald’s restaurants give back through the Round-Up for RMHC program, where patrons can round their order up to the nearest dollar; through the Penny Per Happy Meal initiative where a portion of every Happy Meal sold benefits the Charity; and through RMHC Donation Boxes where customers can drop their spare change. Last year, $1.2 million was raised locally through these campaigns, and directly contributed to RMHC of Central Ohio, one of the largest chapters and Houses in the country.

“The Sleeves for Support campaign is one of many ways McDonald’s and its customers lend their support RMHC,” said Dee Anders, CEO & Executive Director of RMHC of Central Ohio. “McDonald’s was the founding mission partner of our charity when the first Ronald McDonald House opened 45 years ago, and the local McDonald’s team has always been an integral part of helping us fulfill our mission to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.”