McDonald’s: Kicks off the 12th annual ‘Give a Hand’ fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House charities May 1-10th, 2014

Contact: Lauren Greathouse
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Celebrating the gift of family and the gift of togetherness

Madison, Wisconsin May 1, 2014 – As part of the company’s ongoing support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)– McDonald’s U.S. will kick-off the 12th annual “Give a Hand” (GAH) fundraiser to continue educating customers on ways to give, while encouraging and celebrating the gift of family and the gift of togetherness. New this year, the GAH fundraiser will take place in participating U.S. restaurants from May 1 – 10, 2014.

Similar to years past, guests can support the Charity by purchasing a paper hand in varying denominations of $1, $3 and $5. To remind customers to lend a hand to support those in need, the paper hands will also be displayed in participating McDonald’s restaurants throughout the month of May.

“Our customers and crew are always so generous and eager to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities. We are excited to partner annually with such a great cause in the Madison area,” said Lauren Greathouse, local communications manager.

Community Donations Add Up. Demonstrating the generosity and value of McDonald’s customers, last year more than $5 million was raised for RMHC through the “Give a Hand” fundraiser at participating McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. This donation along with others RMHC receives allows the Charity to serve seven million children and families every year around the world.

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