Nearly $85,000 donated to Ronald McDonald Houses in Minnesota

Upper Midwest McDonald’s will donate nearly $85,000 to the Shamrock the House! fundraiser.

The funds will be used to benefit the Ronald McDonald houses in Duluth, Rochester and Minneapolis.

More than 225 McDonald’s restaurants in the Upper Midwest participated in the Shamrock Shake fundraiser, where 25 cents from each Shamrock shake or McFlurry sold would benefit the charities.

McDonald’s Minnesota Co-Op President Melissa Kennedy said she and her fellow owner/operators have raised nearly $775,000 for the charity in Minnesota during the nine (2014-’22) Shamrock The House! events.

“We thank our customers, because their support of this wonderful cause helps us help families,” Kennedy said. “We’re proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities here in Minnesota, where families stay together when it matters most.”

Ronald McDonald Houses provide support to families, to keep parents close to their children who may be undergoing medical procedures far away from home.

The Twin Cities House was the first in Minnesota and opened in 1979.

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