OAK BROOK, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 08/24/12 -- Today, McDonald's USA is launching its first-ever "Give A Hand" Volunteer Awards program in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) -- the company's "Charity of Choice" for 38 years. As part of McDonald's ongoing support of RMHC, the "Give A Hand" Volunteer Awards (GAHVA) were created to inspire and educate families around volunteerism, and help build young volunteers' character and compassion to get involved in their local communities.
"Give A Hand" Volunteer Awards
Beginning today through November 2, individuals are invited to submit a proposed volunteerism pledge of 50 words or less in support of RMHC at the sweepstakes website, www.GiveAHandMcDonalds.com. Each week of the 10-week program, one randomly selected entry will receive a $50 McDonald's Arch Card and a $1,000 donation will be made to their local RMHC or RMH Chapter, encouraging continued volunteer projects with the Charity. Following the close of the entry period, one Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected from all of the entries to receive a $50 Arch Card and a $5,000 donation will be given to their local RMHC or RMH Chapter. More information on the sweepstakes can be found at www.GiveAHandMcDonalds.com. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. See Official Rules for details.
Additional Ways to Support RMHC
McDonald's commitment to RMHC extends beyond the "Give A Hand" Volunteer Awards program. As part of the company's ongoing support of the Charity and children's well-being, McDonald's donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Happy Meal® and Mighty Kids Meal® purchased in participating U.S. restaurants every day. Customers can also drop their spare change in the in-restaurant RMHC Donation Boxes.
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