Host a Fundraiser
There are countless ways to raise money and generate support for the Ronald McDonald House! Gather your friends, family and co-workers to plan a neighborhood bake sale, family garage sale, cocktail party, car wash, or wish list drive. For special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, ask that your guests bring an item off the wishlist or collect donations in lieu of gifts. The options are endless and no event or amount of support is too small.
A third-party event or fundraiser is one which an organization outside Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco (RMH-SF) organizes and executes, and of which all or a portion of the net income after expenses benefits RMH-SF. The third-party organization is responsible for the major components of the planning of the event, including sponsorships, insurance, expenses, publicity, etc. RMH-SF will assist as staff time permits and is available for guidance, but the majority of planning and execution is the responsibility of the organization hosting the event.
Each potential event will be evaluated individually by RMH-SF’s Development Department before it is approved.
Third-Party Organization Responsibilities
To get started, complete our Fundraising & Supply Drive Approval Form at least thirty (30) days prior to your event, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org – please place “External Event Proposal” in the subject line of your email. You may also mail your application to:
Ronald McDonald House of San Francisco
Attn: Development Department
1640 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
- A minimum of (60%) of the net income raised at the event should be designated to RMH-SF and/or other designated charities.
- Provide copies of all publicity (i.e., television, radio advertisements, newspaper ads, flyers, website links, etc.) using the RMH-SF name or logo for approval prior to printing or distribution of materials. All third-party organizations wishing to raise funds for RMH-SF, use the RMH-SF name and/or logo to promote the event and mention that proceeds will be donated to RMH-SF, must get approval.
- Agree that all monies collected on behalf of RMH-SF will be presented to RMH-SF within 30 days after the event, unless otherwise cleared by an authorized officer of RMH-SF.
We are happy to guide you along the way. RMH-SF can assist in the following ways:
- Provide a letter of legitimacy for your organization on our letterhead stating that your third-party event is being conducted to raise funds for RMH-SF.
- Offer advice regarding requests for sponsorships or donations (i.e. sample letter or advice on solicitation).
- Provide event suggestions.
- Provide updated Wish List.
- Other items or services as explicitly agreed upon.
RMH-SF is honored to be the beneficiary of community events organized by individuals, local organizations, schools, and businesses. The funds raised help provide the necessary services for the families who call our Ronald McDonald House their home. Thank you for your support!
RMH-SF does not provide any financial assistance for production costs, insurance or other expenses for third-party events. The third-party organization will be responsible, financially and otherwise, for operating their event and in no manner will RMH-SF be liable for any claims or liabilities, no matter by whom made, in connection with the event. RMH-SF does not facilitate requests to the McDonald’s Corporation for sponsorship of third-party events. Approval of your event application does not constitute any relationship with the McDonald’s Corporation.