Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a “home-away-from-home” for families with critically ill or injured children being treated in area medical facilities at little or no cost. These Houses are built on the simple concept that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay. Houses provide all the comforts of home including hot meals, comfortable living spaces, laundry facilities and more.
In 2008, ACN began working with the Ronald McDonald House Charities and raises funds for this organization at each of ACN's global events. "We thought we could do the most good by really focusing on a charity that embraced our core value of helping families with children. That led us to Ronald McDonald House Charities," ACN Chairman and Co-Founder Robert Stevanovski says of the company's designated global charity. ACN matches any donations made by employees and Independent Business Owners dollar for dollar, and together have raised millions of dollars worldwide to support Ronald McDonald House Charities.
ACN made significant contributions locally to open the doors of the new Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte which opened its doors in May of 2010. ACN has continued to support the cause through donations and volunteer hours. Each month ACN employees prepare dinner for the 28 families staying at the House on a given night.
The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte Celebrity Golf Tournament is another way funds are raised for the RMH of Charlotte. ACN employees plan and volunteer to work this event, which sells out annually, and most recently raised over $200,000! The tournament offers golfers the opportunity to play a round with a celebrity captain AND give back to a great cause.
ACN, our employees, and our Independent Business Owners have donated millions of dollars to RMHC around the globe.
ACN hosts an annual celebrity golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club near Charlotte, NC, with 100% of proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. The tournament offers foursomes the opportunity to play a round of golf with a celebrity captain. The 2014 tournament raised an incredible $228,750.