Just as the beef patties have come under scrutiny for whether or not they really have 100% beef, so the same criticism has been made about the fast food restaurant's eponymously named homes. These are located close to hospitals and are short-term residences for families wanting to live close to their children, who are ill.

Ronald McDonald Houses for Children are held up by the fast food restaurants as their contribution towards social responsibility. However their efforts have drawn criticism: 

Pop quiz: Who do you think funds the hundreds of Ronald McDonald Houses around the nation? McDonald’s right? Sort of, but not really. While McDonald’s gets 100 percent of the brand benefit from Ronald McDonald House Charities, the burger giant only provides about 20 percent of its funding globally. At the local level, it’s closer to ten percent, with some of that money coming from donation boxes at McDonald’s outlets, that is, from customers.
— http://www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/2013/10/29/clowning-around-with-charity-how-mcdonalds-exploits-philanthropy-and-targets-children/