McDonald’s USA Kicks Off Annual Ronald McDonald House Charities ‘Give a Hand’ Fundraiser to Raise Funds for Families in

  McDonald’s USA Kicks Off Annual Ronald McDonald House Charities ‘Give a
  Hand’ Fundraiser to Raise Funds for Families in Need

            Annual fundraiser puts emphasis on family togetherness

Business Wire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- November 11, 2013

The 11^th annual Ronald McDonald House Charities “Give a Hand” fundraiser
kicks off this week in McDonald’s restaurants throughout Sacramento, Stockton
and Modesto with a goal of raising $5 million nationally.

From now until Nov. 20, 2013, supporters will be able to give a hand to
families in need by purchasing a paper hand at all participating McDonald’s
restaurants throughout Northern California. Each donation, available in $1, $3
or $5 denominations, supports Ronald McDonald House Charities family-centered
programs in the U.S., such as Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern
California which enables families with sick children to stay together during
treatment at local hospitals, helping them cope better and heal faster. The
more hands sold, the more families are helped.

In addition to the “Give A Hand” fundraiser, McDonald’s supports Ronald
McDonald House Charities year-round through donations from Happy Meal or
Mighty Kids Meal sales, in-restaurant Ronald McDonald House Charities Donation
Boxes and various local initiatives.

“We are so grateful to receive the support of McDonald’s since opening our
doors in 1998,” said Stacey Hodge, Director of Community Relations. “Because
of programs such as ‘Give A Hand,’ so many local families in need have been
able to heal together and find the vital resources they need to help their
children.”

New this year, McDonald’s has partnered with Snapfish by HP to strengthen the
annual fundraiser by celebrating customers who donate through a Family
Togetherness Photo Contest. The Family Togetherness Photo Contest invites
families to upload a photo that demonstrates what family togetherness means to
them. Families who enter will have the chance to win prizes including a family
vacation, prizes from Snapfish by HP, and more.

Join this year’s Ronald McDonald House Charities “Give A Hand” conversation
online by following @McDonalds and @RMHC and using the hashtag #GiveAHand.

About McDonald’s in Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto

There are over 160 McDonald’s Restaurants in the Greater
Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto Area, owned and operated by more than 54
franchisees. McDonald’s USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the
United States, serving a variety of wholesome foods mad from quality
ingredients to millions of customer every day. More than 80 percent of
McDonald’s 13, 700 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by
local franchisees. For more information, please visit www.mcdonalds.com.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California

Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California is dedicated to supporting
programs that improve the lives of children and their families by supporting
the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House and Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake.
While the owners of local McDonald's restaurants generously contribute to the
Charity, the majority of financial support comes from community donations,
corporate sponsorships and special events.

McDonald’s, Give A Hand, Ronald McDonald House Charities, RMHC, Ronald
McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
are trademarks of McDonald's Corporation and its affiliates.

©2013 McDonald’s

Contact:

for McDonald’s
Amanda Piechowski, 916-929-9100
apiechowski@moroch.com
 
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