Bob and Wanda Swoszowski

Why Atlanta RMHC tugs at our heartstrings

And why we matched your gift on Giving Day

Bob and Wanda Swoszowski, longtime partners of Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, have always had a soft spot for keeping families close when it matters most. Reflecting on their charitable giving Bob and Wanda cite two important influences—their parents and Ray Kroc, McDonald’s founder.

“Wanda and I have been very blessed over the past 51 years, but our desire to give back started much earlier. We both grew up in very humble backgrounds and our parents taught us the value of hard work, saving and giving back. And McDonald’s has been always been part of that. To paraphrase Ray Kroc, if you work hard and take care of your customers, you will be successful and it’s your obligation to share your success with your customers. We have always believed in giving back and feel it’s our moral obligation to share our success with the community.”

Bob was one of the founding McDonald’s operators who worked to bring the Ronald McDonald House to Atlanta in the late 1970s. His passion for supporting sick children and their families is shared by his wife, Wanda.

“The work the Ronald McDonald House does is critically important,” explained Wanda. “Families with sick children have special needs and often they face difficult journeys that span not just days, but weeks and years. The Ronald McDonald House always makes sure these families have a home during these critical times. It really tugs at my heartstrings!”

Bob added, “It tears me up to see any child suffer and gives me great joy to see children and parents smile because they are able to stay together at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House. To me, it’s worth a million bucks.”

Perhaps that’s another reason why the Swozsowkis call Atlanta RMHC their favorite charity — a commitment they demonstrate through their words, and their actions, both today and in the future.