Give a Little Love 2018

2/20/2018 RMHC Central Illinois

Give a Little Love Campaign

McDonald’s® Restaurants of Central Illinois Encourage Customers to “Give a Little Love” to Local Ronald McDonald House Charities®

Area restaurants provide support to families staying in the Springfield Ronald McDonald House.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 14, 2018)—McDonald’s® Restaurants of Central Illinois and its local Owner/Operators will be providing support to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) through the annual Give a Little Love promotion again this year.

To “Give a Little Love,” customers are asked to donate $1 or more at participating McDonald’s restaurants in central Illinois, beginning Thursday, February 1 through Friday, February 23.  One hundred percent of the proceeds will stay local and benefit families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois. In 2017, more than $200,000 was raised during the Give a Little Love promotion.

“It's amazing to see members in our community come together to help the families and support the work of the Ronald McDonald House, and as Owner/Operators we’re proud to be a part of that effort,” said Chris Jeffers, local McDonald’s Owner/Operator. “The House is a wonderful part of our central Illinois community, and this is an important chance for all of us to support them so that they can continue to serve the families that need them.”

The Ronald McDonald House provides the necessities of home for families with a seriously ill child receiving treatment at one of Springfield’s medical facilities. At RMHCCI, families can stay together and find strength in numbers during a critical time. RMHCCI provides families with a private bed and bath, meals, laundry, parking and more in order to ease the stress of a difficult time in their lives. Families stay at the House at no charge to them, regardless of their length of stay.  The House serves about 400 families each year.  RMHCCI depends on the generous support of the community, especially through the Give a Little Love campaign.  Support from the community is essential to keep the house running smoothly for families served at the House.

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About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.  Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois provides the essentials of home for those families whose children are receiving medical treatment in Springfield. In an effort to reduce stress, keep the family intact, and enhance the quality of life for families, the House provides a caring, home-like atmosphere for its guests. For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois and ways you can help, please visit, follow RMHCCI on Twitter (m/rmhc" rel="noopener">@RMHCCI), Instagram (@rmhcci) or Facebook (

About McDonald’s

McDonald's USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to millions of customers every day. More than 80 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local franchisees. For more information on McDonald's visit, follow us on Twitter @MyIllinoisMcD or log on at any of the 10,000 Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants.