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.
To create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.
A world where all children have access to medical care, and their families are supported and actively involved in their children’s care.
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
(Mr.) Renos Andreou
General Manager, McDonald’s Cyprus
(Mr.) Neophytos Taliotis
Managing Director, TBWA/Entelia
Dr. George Astras
Director, Medical Oncology, American Medical Center
(Mr.) Michalis Michael
Partner & Head of Litigation, Georghios Colocassides LLC
(Ms.) Katerina Andreou
CSR Head, McDonald’s Cyprus
(Mr.) Koulis Damala
Chair, Program Operations Committee
Distribution Director, Christoudias Logistics
(Ms.) Eleni Konteatis
Chair, Development & Fundraising Committee
Director, Caterways Co Ltd
(Ms.) Eleni Kolokasides
Chair, Communications Committee
Marketing Manager, McDonald’s Cyprus
(Ms.) Penelope Mertziou
Personnel & Payroll Manager, McDonald’s Cyprus
(Ms.) Margarita Photiades
Commercial Director, Head of Sales & Marketing, IPH
(Mr.) Vasilis Yiannaki
HR Manager, McDonald’s Cyprus
Dr. Paris Iacovides
Paediatrician, Private Practice
Dr. Andreas Neophytou
General Manager, Arch. Makarios III Hospital
(Ms.) Andrie Penta
Ronald McDonald House Charities® Cyprus
(Ms.) Nasia Pitsillidou
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.