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Old 11-01-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Critics say U.S. fast-food giant McDonald's reaps invaluable publicity from its meager contributions to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Corporate Accountability International charged McDonald's provides only about 20 percent of the charity's funding and spent far more in 2011 touting its connection to the Ronald McDonald Houses than it did in contributions to them, ABC News reported. The group released a report Tuesday, "Clowning Around With Charity: How McDonald's Exploits Philanthropy and Targets Children."



Read more: McDonald's: Report on its giving to Ronald McDonald House 'misleading' - UPI.com
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:31 AM
 
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Didn't McDonalds build those houses and give them away to the charity?
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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McDonald's got the whole thing organized, and that's the important part.

I did know that there is a lot of volunteering and fund raising associated with the Ronald McDonald houses and also that they fill a very real need.

I don't have the slightest negative feelings about McDonald's upon hearing that they only provide 20% of the funding (which must be millions and millions of dollars)
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:53 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I agree, they set it up and have containers at the drive-up window to collect donations from their customers. I think 20% of the funding is a huge amount for a corporate donation. I might add that I am no fan of their food, and don't eat there, but they are doing good work with this charity. If they include it in their advertising, that's fine, so does every other company
when they do something charitable.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: USA
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Bash MacDonalds once again. So, what else is new?
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:13 PM
 
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It's a great charity, but McDonald's does make out quite well with it. They don't pay for the operations, just to build the house. The people that stay there are typically families and children and their name goes on the building permanently. It's not necessarily done for evil purposes, but they do well by it.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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At least they are donating money!

Seems a little weird to criticize for not "giving enough" when they are under no obligation to give at all
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: IL
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Page 3: McDonald's Accused of Stiffing Ronald McDonald House Charities - ABC News

Sheila Musolino, chief operating officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities, provided a statement to ABCNews.com saying, the nonprofit "helps approximately 12,000 families every single night around the world."

"This would not be possible without McDonald's - the awareness they help create, the dollars they donate and the support of its thousands of independent owner/operators, customers and suppliers," she said. "The support of the entire McDonald's family has enabled what started as a local initiative helping a few families grow into a worldwide program that serves over seven million children and families every year. McDonald's assistance with the administrative costs that the global office of RMHC would otherwise incur allows the Charity to devote more funding to support of local programs. This unwavering support allows us to focus on helping families in need while their critically-ill children fight for their lives."
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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McDonald's does an excellent job helping people and if anything they should beef up helping people afford to eat there.
Taking most of the dollar deals off of the dollar menu, which they did a couple of days ago, was a giant step in the wrong direction.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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McDonald's does an excellent job helping people and if anything they should beef up helping people afford to eat there.
Taking most of the dollar deals off of the dollar menu, which they did a couple of days ago, was a giant step in the wrong direction.
Yeah and the 'value' meals aren't really that great of a deal anymore.

It's quick and easy and relatively consistent which is why they do so well.
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