FAQ

We’re so excited that you’re Making Fun Matter to raise funds for Ronald McDonald Houses! Whatever you decide to do – whether it’s selling your secret-recipe strawberry jam or breaking the world record for unicycling – we know that it will take some time (and love!) to organize. Here are some planning guidelines to help you get started.

  • Getting started

    Download our fundraising kit to help you make your fundraiser shine! CLICK HERE

  • Event Registration

    Every fundraiser hosted for RMHC needs to be registered. You can register your event here and we will contact you if we have any questions. Please note that registration of your event on this website and/or the review of your event by RMHC does not constitute approval or endorsement of your event, nor of any products or services used in connection with your event. Your event in no way represents a joint venture or partnership with RMHC.
  • Licenses, Permits and Insurance

    Some events may require special licenses or permits. Any permits, licenses or other documentation required for your event must be obtained at your sole cost and expense. Events such as 50/50 draws, raffles, casinos, and bingos require permits. Certain events may also require registration with your local municipality.

    Some events may also require insurance. Make sure you have the appropriate insurance for your event if any is needed. Any liability or other form of insurance required for your event must be obtained at your sole cost and expense.
  • Event Costs and Proceeds

    Unfortunately RMHC is not able to offer funding or reimbursement for event expenses. You are responsible, financially and otherwise, for operating your event. All costs and expenses are to come out of the proceeds of the event, or are to be paid directly by you as the event organizer. Under no circumstances is RMHC able to offer funding or reimbursement for event expenses.
  • Logo Usage

    Ronald McDonald House Charities, RMHC and the Ronald McDonald House Charities logos (the RMHC Marks) are registered trademarks of McDonald’s Corporation and its affiliates. You are only authorized to use the RMHC Marks as they appear in the downloadable event poster, provided on this website for use in connection with your event. No other use of the RMHC Marks is permitted. The RMHC Marks as they appear in the poster cannot be edited, altered, stretched or otherwise manipulated. RMHC will have the right at any time and for any reason to request in writing that you cease use of the RMHC Marks in connection with the event, and you will use your best efforts to comply with such request.
  • Submitting the proceeds from your Event

    Submitting the proceeds from your Event

    • Proceeds from your event must be mailed to RMHC Canada in the form of a cheque and cannot be made online. You can send the cheque to:
    RMHC Canada
    Attn: Sania Ameen
    1 McDonald’s Place
    Toronto, ON M3C 3L4

    • We’d greatly appreciate it if you could remit the proceeds from your event within 30 days – that allows us to make sure we are properly thanking our donors.
    • Under Canada Revenue Agency guidelines, in order for gifts to be eligible for income tax receipting in any given calendar year, RMHC must have received the gift by the last business day of December, or the donation package must be postmarked prior to December 31st.

    Please contact us if you require individual tax receipts for your donors. You can email us at rmhc@ca.mcd.com.

  • Charitable Tax Receipting Policy

    RMHC is committed to following the rules and regulations regarding tax receipting as set out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). In order to maintain our status as a charitable organization, it is imperative that we handle matters around receipting in the appropriate manner.

    TAX RECEIPTS CAN BE ISSUED IN THE FOLLOWING CASES:
    (1) Voluntary donations with a minimum value of $15 are eligible for an income tax receipt. All information regarding the donor (donor name, home address, donation amount) must be attached and received by RMHC by the calendar year end. The total amount to be receipted must be equal to or less than the total amount of funds received.

    Event organizers are asked to remit the proceeds from their event within 30 days of the event date in order to ensure proper stewardship of donors. In addition, the funds and donor information must be received in the same calendar year that the event was held.
    TAX RECEIPTS CANNOT BE ISSUED IN THE FOLLOWING CASES:
    (3) Gifts-in-kind and donated services.
    (4) Sponsorships, as the donor is receiving the benefit of advertising, marketing and promotional value in exchange for their support.
    (5) The purchase of lottery tickets, event admission tickets, green fees, live and silent auction items.
  • Donating a portion of your sales to RMHC

    If you have a business and want to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of a product or service to RMHC, we would be happy to hear from you. This is a cause related marketing venture and shouldn’t be registered as an event on this website. Instead, please contact RMHC and ask for our Donor Stewardship Manager at 416-446-3427.
  • Liability

    RMHC will not be held liable for any financial losses incurred by the event. RMHC will not be held liable for any losses or damages arising out of or in connection with your event, or out of or in connection with any products or services used in connection with your event, including, without limitation, damages relating to any personal injury or death of an individual, or damage to or loss of property, of any kind.
    You will indemnify, defend and hold harmless RMHC, its directors, officers, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, causes of action, losses, damages, costs and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of or in connection with the event, or out of or in connection with any products or services used in connection with the Event, including, without limitation, any personal injury or death of an individual, or damage to or loss of property, of any kind.

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