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Giving Back: The Thanksgiving Spirit

Beautiful wooden houses where the RMHC hosts families (Courtesy: RMHC)

More from Hannu Wiinikainen, chairman of the board of RMHC in Helsinki, and a McDonald’s entrepreneur in Tampere: Children need their parents the most when they are in the hospital. We make this possible for families. Families live here with us in the Ronald McDonald House. Our beautiful timber-framed houses, which are over 100 years old, are located right next to the new Children’s Hospital in the Meilahti wooden villa area. 



Make A Difference 

McDonald’s entrepreneurs Guy and Julia Hands of the United Kingdom have generously donated for silent auction for Amcham’s Thanksgiving Dinner event a week-long stay at their Villa Saletta in Tuscany, Italy. All proceeds will directly benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. The Hands Family, who own Food Folk, the master franchisee for McDonald’s in all four Nordic markets.

Make A Bid: There is a minimum bid required of 15 000 € that includes many perks. Find out more about this gorgeous offering at Villa Saletta: and read more here for what’s included in your stay. It would make a perfect company retreat location or personal getaway for families and friends. A winning bid can be announced at the event or kept anonymously, based on a bidder’s preference. 


To make a bid, please contact Johanna Huhtariihi at at the Ronald McDonald House Charities directly and mention it is for the Amcham Finland Thanksgiving Dinner silent auction. All bids must be received by Oct. 31, 2022 at 5 p.m. 

For additional questions, please contact Cindy Kent, Amcham Finland’s Director of Communications and Network Impact, at or by phone at +358 50 430 3443 



More Ways to Help 

Thanksgiving is about the spirit of gratitude and in many cases, giving back. In addition to the silent auction, there will be some up-for-purchase raffle prizes donated by Amcham members the night of the event. All proceeds also will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. 

If your organization would like to become a sponsor for our Thanksgiving Nov. 3 dinner event or to donate prizes for the raffle, please contact Cindy Kent, Director of Communications and Network Impact, at or by phone at +358 50 430 3443. We thank our generous sponsors McDonald’s Corp. and Lockheed Martin.

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For more information contact:
Cindy Kent

Cindy Kent

Director of Communications & Network Impact

+358 50 4303443