One of the most well-known ways that McDonald's gives back to the community is with their Ronald McDonald House Charities. This organization focuses on helping the families of very sick children.
Ronald McDonald (RM) houses are set up close to hospitals so that families can stay close to their sick children. Each house offers home cooked meals, private bedrooms, and play areas for children staying there. Some houses have additional services, such as educational services and sibling support services. 
Every RM house is run by charitable donations. People who stay in RM houses can do so at no cost or for a $25 donation for every day they stay.
As of 2015 RM House has the following services in 60 countries and regions: 
- 349 RM houses
- 196 RM family rooms
- 50 RM care mobiles
Ronald McDonald Houses work hard to alleviate the stress of staying away from home and keeping a family together when caring for a hospitalized child, and they do an excellent job!