McDonald’s® Annual “Give A Hand®” Fundraiser Includes New Donation Options to SupportRonald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®)
“Give A Hand” Program Extends Online for Second Year with Multi-Winner Online Sweepstakes
OAK BROOK, Ill.--(McDonald’s® USA invites customers nationwide to celebrate McHappy Day® by visiting participating U.S. McDonald’s restaurants and purchasing a paper Hand through its annual “Give A Hand®” fundraiser to help support Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). New this year, McDonald’s customers can purchase a paper Hand in-restaurant for $1, $3, or $5, with all proceeds benefitting RMHC. McDonald’s has supported RMHC – the company’s “Charity of Choice” – for 37 years.)--Beginning today,
In addition to the annual in-restaurant fundraiser, the “Give A Hand” online sweepstakes is back with more ways to win. For the second year, McDonald’s invites customers to show their support for RMHC via McDonald’s USA Twitter handle (@McDonalds) with a chance to win daily prizes. To participate, customers are encouraged to write a message of support for RMHC on their hand, take a picture, and submit it online at http://bit.ly/mcdgah. Each day, between November 10 - 20, 2011, three winners will be selected at random from the submitted hand photos to receive a prize pack, $250 cash prize, and a $500 donation in their name to their local RMHC Chapter. As a token of appreciation for customers joining McDonald’s to support families in need, everyone who submits a photo of their hand will receive an electronic coupon for a free McCafé® beverage with the purchase of a Happy Meal®. More information on the sweepstakes and official rules can be found at http://bit.ly/mcdgah.
Providing More Ways to Support RMHC
In addition to McDonald’s annual “Give A Hand” fundraiser, customers can support Ronald McDonald House Charities year-round through the company’s Happy Meal and Mighty Kids Meal® donation program. When customers purchase a Happy Meal or Mighty Kids Meal, a portion of the proceeds is donated to RMHC. McDonald’s also continues to support in-restaurant RMHC Donation Boxes. Through these vehicles, McDonald’s, along with its customers and franchisees have raised nearly $39 million nationwide for RMHC in the past year alone.These contributions and countless, additional local McDonald’s fundraising efforts, enable RMHC to continue its mission to improve the health and well-being of children through its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®.
McDonald's USA, LLC is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to millions of customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local business men and women. Since 1974, McDonald’s has supported RMHC and its mission to improve the health and well-being of children around the world. Customers can now log online for free at any of the more than 12,000 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com or follow us on Twitter (@McDonalds) orFacebook (Facebook.com/McDonalds) for updates on our business, promotions and products.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), an independent non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 54 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-supported programs provide a bridge to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information, visit www.rmhc.org, follow RMHC on Twitter (@RMHC), or like RMHC on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).
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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England.