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Who We Are

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®)

Our network of local Chapters has been helping millions of families with sick children find comfort and support when they need it most. Our programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in 65 countries and regions across the globe.

Since 1974, RMHC has created programs that strengthen families during difficult times. RMHC provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. Core RMHC programs — Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room®, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® programs — provide access to health care and enable family-centered care.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® Cyprus

RMHC® Cyprus was officially launched in 2014. The first major project of RMHC Cyprus was the creation of a pediatric clinic for children with heart disease at the Archbishop Makarios III Hospital in Nicosia, which was officially inaugurated in October 2014.  The pediatric clinic also is home to the Chapter’s Ronald McDonald Family Room®.

RMHC Cyprus’ second project will be the opening the first Ronald McDonald House® opposite Archbishop Makarios III Hospital, which is expected to be completed by 2021.

The revenues of RMHC Cyprus come from a variety of sources such as contributions made in RMHC Donation Boxes, found in all McDonald’s™ restaurants in Cyprus and from direct sponsorships by both individuals and companies. Recently, a new source of revenue has been identified, which is donations through the self-ordering kiosks located in a number of the local McDonald’s restaurants. In addition, a variety of fundraising activities are organised in order to financially support the chapter.

Our Mission

To create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.

Our Vision

A world where all children have access to medical care, and their families are supported and actively involved in their children’s care.

Our Values

We Focus on the Critical Needs of Children

We Lead by Example

We Celebrate the Diversity of our People and Programs

We Value our Heritage, and 

We Operate with Accountability and Transparency

Board of Trustees as of April 2020

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(Mr.) Renos Andreou
Honorary Chairman
General Manager, McDonald’s Cyprus

NEOPHYTOS TALIOTIS_edited

(Mr.) Neophytos Taliotis
Chairman
Managing Director, TBWA/Entelia

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Dr. George Astras
Vice Chair
Director, Medical Oncology, American Medical Center

MICHALIS MICHAEL_edited

(Mr.) Michalis Michael
Secretary
Partner & Head of Litigation, Georghios Colocassides LLC

KATERINA ANDREOU_edited

(Ms.) Katerina Andreou
Treasurer
CSR Head, McDonald’s Cyprus

KOULLIS DAMALAS_edited

(Mr.) Koulis Damala
Chair, Program Operations Committee
Distribution Director, Christoudias Logistics

ELENI KONTEATIS_edited

(Ms.) Eleni Konteatis
Chair, Development & Fundraising Committee
Director, Caterways Co Ltd

ELENI KOLOKASSIDES_edited

(Ms.) Eleni Kolokasides
Chair, Communications Committee
Marketing Manager, McDonald’s Cyprus

PENELOPE MERTZIOU_edited

(Ms.) Penelope Mertziou
Member
Personnel & Payroll Manager, McDonald’s Cyprus

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(Ms.) Margarita Photiades
Member
Commercial Director, Head of Sales & Marketing, IPH

VASSILIS YIANNAKI_edited

(Mr.) Vasilis Yiannaki
Member
HR Manager, McDonald’s Cyprus

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Dr. Paris Iacovides
Member
Paediatrician, Private Practice

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Dr. Andreas Neophytou
Member
General Manager, Arch. Makarios III Hospital

Permanent Staff

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(Ms.) Andrie Penta
Organizational Leader,
Ronald McDonald House Charities® Cyprus

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(Ms.) Nasia Pitsillidou
Receptionist
Ronald McDonald Family Room®
Arch. Makarios III Hospital

Our Relationship with McDonald’s

RMHC’s Founding Mission Partner since 1974.

From the moment we opened our first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia, PA, the entire McDonald’s system (owner/operators, suppliers, employees and customers) has helped us support families with sick children providing stability and vital resources.

McDonald’s support, globally and locally, extends from monetary contributions and volunteerism, to cause related marketing promotions and the space to place RMHC Donation Boxes that raise money for Chapters around the world. A recent addition has been the fundraising facility, through the self-ordering kiosks, now found in all McDonald’s™ restaurants in Cyprus.

McDonald’s has helped RMHC positively impact millions of children and their families, and continues to provide valuable resources and support to help us expand our core programs and services.

Although the McDonald’s system is our largest corporate partner, RMHC is a non-profit corporation. RMHC relies on the support of the entire community and greatly values donations from the community and other corporate partners.