Beginning Sunday, August 5, local McDonald’s® restaurants will team up with customers to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts and honor McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc.
Dedicated to Ray Kroc’s spirit of giving back to the community, the two-week long fundraiser runs until August 19 and involves the sale of paper cutouts of Ronald McDonald shoes on which customers can write their name and post inside each restaurant. The shoes are sold for $1 and all proceeds are donated to the local RMHC chapter.
There are 170 restaurants participating in the program. RMHC of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts will use the collected donations to support its mission of helping to improve the health, education and well being of children and families in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.
Since 1988 RMHC of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts has provided more than $6 million to over 400 non-profit organizations, helping thousands of area children lead happier, healthier and more productive lives. RMHC and its global network of local chapters in over 50 countries and regions have awarded more than $460 million in grants and program services supporting children worldwide. For more information about RMHC visit www.rmhc-ctma.org or connect on www.facebook.com/rmhc.ctma.