Southern California McDonald's® Restaurants End The Year Donating Nearly $140,000 To Local Schools

   Southern California McDonald's® Restaurants End The Year Donating Nearly
                          $140,000 To Local Schools

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --To continue the holiday giving
spirit, Southern California McDonald's restaurants donated nearly $140,000
raised through McTeacher's Night fundraising events that took place this past
October. Administrators of schools from across the southland were invited to
trade the classroom for a post behind the McDonald's counter, and earn a
percentage of the total sales for classroom supplies, field trips and
educational activities.

Throughout the month, principals and teachers from more than 200 participating
schools became McDonald's employees for one evening greeting customers,
working the registers, and assisting with the preparation of food orders.
Families of students and community members visited their local McDonald's to
support the worthy cause and help raise funds.

"McTeacher's Night events take place year-round, yet we give these fundraisers
special focus in October to help fund educational programs that have been
affected by budget cuts," said Michael Mangione, Jr., McDonald's
owner/operator and president of the McDonald's Operators' Association of
Southern California (MOASC). "McTeacher's Night is another opportunity for
McDonald's to give back to the communities where we do business, and it's
exciting to see everyone come together for one evening in support of our
teachers and students."

School administrators interested in participating in McTeacher's Night, are
encouraged to visit their local McDonald's franchisee or restaurant manager to
ask for details on how to create a profitable fundraiser.

MOASC is an alliance of more than 600 franchised and company-owned McDonald's
restaurants in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino
and Ventura. MAOSC takes pride in giving back to the communities in which it
does business. One of MOASC's major objectives is to provide philanthropic aid
to programs, schools and charities that provide for the well-being of
children. MOASC does this by providing funding to local charities and programs
that support children's health care and medical research, education and the
arts, and social and civic service through its philanthropic arm – Ronald
McDonald House Charities of Southern California. Every year MOASC, with the
support of McDonald's customers, donate more than $2 million to area
non-profits dedicated to helping children.

SOURCE McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California

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