McDonald’s In Your Community
McDonald’s Provides Community Grants for Local Non-Profits
What happens when a child with disabilities can’t play on the playground with all his or her friends? This question was the beginning of Shane’s Inspiration, a non-profit organization designed to build playgrounds where everyone can play together. Since they built their first playground in Griffith Park in 2000, McDonald’s owner/operators in Southern California and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California® have been there to help by donating funds to these playground projects.
Shane’s Inspiration is just one of more than 900 grants that the McDonald’s owner/operators of Southern California have funded through RMHCSC. Since 1987, local owner/operators and RMHCSC have donated more than $24 million to organizations in Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
Learn More about Community Grants here.
McDonald’s franchisees in Southern California support local children in many ways.
Each year McDonald’s franchisees help fund more than 100 scholarships for Southland high school seniors through Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. Since the scholarship programs began, more than 3,000 local students have received almost $5 million in scholarship funding.
McTeacher’s Night is a community fundraiser designed to address the financial needs of local schools. Last year more than 180 area schools hosted McTeacher’s Nights fundraisers in their local McDonald’s during October. Their combined efforts raised more than $120,000 for local schools.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California
Local McDonald’s franchisees support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (RMHCSC) in efforts to provide its. Each year, franchisees and customers of their McDonald’s restaurants support the work of six Ronald McDonald Houses, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times with more than $2 million in local funding. These funds are collected from each canister in the restaurant, every Happy Meal sale and the individual donations of local franchisees.
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