MINNEAPOLIS, MN-- Northland McDonald's restaurants are giving back to an organization by the same name.
Sunday, March 7 through March 17 (St. Patrick's Day), when you buy a Shamrock Shake at participating McDonalds, 25-cents will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities-Upper Midwest and the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester.
225 McDonald's locations in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and Ironwood, Michigan are taking part.
The efforts have contributed to nearly $610,000 donated to the Minnesota chapters since 2014.
Ronald McDonald Houses provide a welcoming home-away-from-home and services that keep families together when seeking medical care for their children.
“Help us help families by purchasing a Shamrock Shake during this initiative,” said Minnesota Co-Op President Courtney Henry, a McDonald’s owner/operator. “Our local owner/operators are proud to support the Ronald McDonald Houses, where families stay together during the most difficult times of their lives. We appreciate our customers’ support for this wonderful cause.”
The Northland's first Ronald McDonald House opened last month. It's located in downtown Duluth on Essentia Health's campus.
You can find more information on the fundraiser and ways to donate here.