Share a Heart Campaign

The 24th annual Share a Heart Campaign, presented by McDonald’s® of the Ozarks, takes place January 25th through February 28th, 2017. For 35 days, guests of McDonald’s are able to purchase red, pink and gold paper hearts for $1, $5 and $20 (respectively), and they proudly signed their names to each heart. The signed paper hearts will be displayed on the walls and windows of more than 60 participating McDonald’s restaurants throughout Southwest Missouri and Northern Arkansas.

Every donated dollar goes directly to support Springfield’s two Ronald McDonald Houses. Annual operating expenses for the Houses exceed $900,000 – a need met by donations from people like you. Your Share a Heart donations make all the difference! Last year, we raised more than $119,000 through the support provided by our partners at McDonald’s of the Ozarks, our generous sponsors and the giving Ozarks community. Thank you so much for all of your support.

During the Share a Heart Campaign, participants have the opportunity to support the families and children we serve by donating three different ways:

  1. Adopt a Heart at a local McDonald’s

  2. Donate online

  3. Text “ShareAHeart” to 71777

This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and it would not be possible without our volunteers, McDonald’s and all of our sponsors. Learn more about our generous sponsors by clicking on the logos below.

Presented By:


Associate Sponsors:

GreatSouthern     McCann     MidAmMetal     KY3     Coca Cola Logo

You can view more information about the Campaign and how it helps families in our community by clicking on an icon below.



Wondering who your Share a Heart donation helps? Click on the links below to learn more about some of the local families that have stayed with us!

Aurora, MO – Custer Family Ava, MO – Roberts Family Branson, MO – Kistner Twins
Branson, MO – Price Family Cassville, MO – Ritchie Family Columbia, MO – McCoy Sampson
Elkland, MO – Campbell Family Hermann, MO – Mueller Family Hollister, MO – Webb Family
Houston, MO – Tobias Ayers Kimberling City, MO – Kurban Family  Kirbyville, MO – Dalton Family
Lebanon, MO – Sophia Kimmel Licking, MO – Stokes Family Marshfield, MO – Minehardt Family
Monett, MO – Frieze-Eiskina Family Mt Vernon, MO – Carter Family Mtn Grove, MO – Bradshaw Family
Nixa, MO – Gusoskey Family Nixa, MO – May Family Ozark, MO – Sophia
Preston, MO – Bryan Family Salem, MO – Taylor Family Springfield, MO – Fairbanks Family
Springfield, MO – Kempfer Family Springfield, MO – Makenna’s Family Springfield, MO – Smith Family
 St. James, MO – Franks Family Thayer, MO – Wilson Family Walnut Grove, MO – Groose Family
West Plains, MO – Drumright Family West Plains, MO – Tristan Tandy Western Grove, MO – Perse Family
Alpena, AR – John Burns Mosinee, WI – Martinez Family  


Check out the Share a Heart video that KY3 produced to promote the campaign by clicking on the image below!


Share A Heart is a lot of fun for the donors, sponsors and local McDonald’s Restaurants. Take a look at the photos below from previous Share a Heart Campaigns.

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