McDonald's® MAC Grants Help To Make Activities Count In Area Classrooms

   McDonald's® MAC Grants Help To Make Activities Count In Area Classrooms

McDonald's Now Accepting Grant Applications from Local Middle School Teachers

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, May 8, 2013

PITTSBURGH, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 19^th consecutive year, local
McDonald's restaurants are offering MAC Grants to help area middle school
teachers Make Activities Count for their students.

McDonald's recognizes that lessons often become more meaningful when
demonstrated with hands-on experiences. The MAC Grants program provides
financial support so teachers can supplement regular classroom curriculums
with activities that the school's budget may not allow, especially during
these hard economic times. Since the program's inception, McDonald's
restaurants have awarded more than a million dollars to local teachers to
support hands-on learning activities in their classrooms.

Fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade teachers may apply for grants of up to
$500 for interesting and educational projects. Teachers can use grant money
for funding their creative learning ideas such as energize a science lesson by
building robots to test the earth's soil, construct greenhouses to learn about
the life cycle of indigenous plants or solve mysteries in their very own crime
lab. Because McDonald's is soliciting ideas from teachers, project ideas are
limitless. Applications are available at

"The MAC Grants program demonstrates McDonald's commitment to excellence in
education and active support in the community," explained Rick Rehak,
McDonald's Regional Marketing Director. "MAC Grants allow teachers to
revitalize their classes with fresh and innovative teaching methods."

Completed applications must be submitted by August 2, 2013. A limited number
of grant recipients will be chosen on or before September 15, 2013.

About McDonald's
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serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredient to millions
of customers every day. More than 80 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S.
restaurants are independently owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs
who live in the communities where they do business. For more information on
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