Get involved: show your stripes for charity

Strength is found in numbers and Ronald McDonald House Charities South Africa (RMHC (SA)) is appealing to young and old to dress in solidarity in November to support its family-centred programmes.

The distinguished Ronald McDonald red and white striped socks are on sale for R20 per adult and R15 per child at McDonald’s restaurants across the country to raise funds to open the countries first Ronald McDonald House in South Africa which will consist of 28 rooms and will accommodate families of sick children at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital when it opens in 2016.

With a vision to change the world with one child at a time, this charity keeps families together to help children heal faster and cope better through family centred programmes such as Ronald McDonald Family Room. “RMHC (SA) believes when you change a child’s life, you change a family’s, which can change a community and, ultimately, the world. As pioneers of providing family-centred care, RMHC (SA) strive to be part of the solution in improving the lives of children and their families, providing programmes that strengthen families during difficult times,” shares RMHC (SA) Chairperson, Reggie Skhosana.

Sales from the striped socks will contribute to the building and opening of the house and in addition to the socks, each restaurant has a RMHC (SA) Donation Box where customers can donate money that will go to maintaining the established Family Rooms at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. For more information on RMHC (SA) visit and donate. Join in on twitter: #forRMHC

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