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Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.

From early on, the organization had deep support from Ray Kroc's empire. Gerald Newman, Chief Accounting Officer for McDonald's Corporation, was "one of the founders of Ronald McDonald Children's Charities and was president of R.M.H.C."

RMHC has a global network of Chapters in 52 countries under three core programs, Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.