Regional Charity Benefits from McDonald’s Owners Gifts
PHILADELPHIA PA- McDonald’s Restaurant owners and operators and their customers in Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties, as well as those across the remainder of southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware, recently donated $646,000 to benefit local chapters of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Funds were raised throughout special events during 2022, according to the charities’ Philadelphia Region board of directors They included a Shamrock Shake promotion in March, a charities’ challenge to restaurants in July, August, September, and December, and an annual “Give a Little Love” fund-raiser at restaurants during October. They were joined with continued support from McDonald’s franchisees.
McDonald’s owners and their employees “are very passionate about the local communities they serve, in our restaurants, and beyond,” board of directors’ member Donna Pilla-Abbonizio said. The fund-raising success was a direct result of “the support of our local McDonald’s restaurants and the generosity of our valued customers,” she noted.
Four Ronald McDonald House® programs operate within the three-state region, providing temporary lodging, transportation, meals, and social services to families who travel to the area for pediatric care. Another 16 Ronald McDonald Family Room programs extend the support of the houses at local hospitals, offering quiet respite spaces for families.
A Ronald McDonald Camp is held every summer, offering a week-long overnight camp for children with cancer and their siblings in the Pocono Mountains. A local Ronald McDonald Care Mobile also provides comprehensive oral healthcare to children in North Philadelphia.
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