PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's® Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region is hosting its first Community Counts Day on July 14 by partnering with 10 local organizations, in an effort to support the community. McDonald's will send volunteer crew members and managers to the selected organizations and support projects which include, property clean-up, assisting in summer camp activities, reading books to children and serving food to the community.
Giving back to local communities is an essential part of McDonald's mission to support the communities where they live and work. Both McDonald's and the partnering organizations strive to bring out the best in our neighborhoods through teamwork, leadership and by promoting positive community values.
"McDonald's Owner/Operators, crew members and management are proud to give back to the communities we are a member of," said John Durante, President, Phil-Ad-Mac Owner/Operator Association. "We encourage our crew members and entire organization to be active within the community and help support initiatives that will reflect our values, and help our area continue to grow, thrive and be a wonderful place to call home."
McDonald's role in community involvement can also be seen across other programs and initiatives, such as Ronald McDonald House Charities® grants and scholarships, Coffee with a Cop, Archways to Opportunity, All-American High School Basketball, and through our Ronald McDonald program which inspires children to value education, become leaders amongst their peers and give back to the community.
McDonald's crew members will be volunteering at the following organizations:
- Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City
- Boys & Girls Club of Vineland
- Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
- Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center
- Olivet Boys & Girls Club
- Indian Valley Boys & Girls Club
- Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia: Wissahickon Club
- Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem
- United Way of Delaware
- Kingswood Community Center (through United Way of Delaware)
- Dover YMCA (through United Way of Delaware)
For more information on other participating locations/organizations, please contact Tom Cristino at [email protected] or 215-790-4358.
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SOURCE McDonald's Restaurants of the Greater Philadelphia Region