Local Ronald McDonald House Charities receives sizable donation

Happy Meals for the House Fundraiser premiered in 2022

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — Local McDonald’s owner-operators presented a check for nearly $17,000 Wednesday morning to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga.

That money was raised from the Happy Meals for the House Fundraiser, which took 10% of sales from Happy Meals at local McDonald’s restaurants.

It was the first year for the fundraiser.

“The House is important because it houses all of the families of the children who are next door at the hospital,” said McDonald’s Owner-Operator Steven Overby. “It’s something you don’t even know you need until you’re right in the middle of it sometimes. So, we like to give back to that and we also just want to keep the families together and keep the families close.”

The Ronald McDonald House is committed to continue providing service to sick children and their families in the community.


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