(Saturday, October 25, 2008)
Beyonce Knowles, along with her bandmates in Destiny's Child,has helped to raise over $50 million dollars for children's causes. She has been very personally involved in The Ronald McDonald House Charities.
In 2005, Beyonce was a Global Ambassador for the charity, visiting Ronald McDonald Houses all over the world,to provide support and hope to terminally ill children. In addition to this, part of the proceeds from Destiny's Child ticket sales went directly to the Ronald McDonald House Charities that year.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities seek to improve the health and overall well-being of children all over the world. When a child is seriously ill or injured, Ronald McDonald House provides a place for the family to stay, and helps with treatment and recovery.
Since the first Ronald McDonald house was built in 1974, the program has grown dramatically to meet need, and there are now over 271 Ronald McDonald Houses in over 52 countries and regions all over the world.