NASHVILLE – The local McDonald’s will again participate in the company’s “Give a Hand” campaign May 1-10. The event is an opportunity for patrons to donate funds to the Ronald McDonald House charity by purchasing $1, $3 or $5 hand stickers, with the resulting monies benefiting the Little Rock service near Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
“From the money collected, a percentage stays right here in our own communities in the form of Local Grants for our hometown needs for children. The other percentage goes toward the general chapter of RMHCC, which supports projects such as helping board families in the nearest Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald Houses began in 1980 and are a large lodging facilities located near children’s hospitals,” the company said Friday in a prepared statement. “They provide a home away from home for families while their child is hospitalized for any lengthy critical stay. The Ronald McDonald House in Little Rock currently serves more than 800 families each year from Arkansas and surrounding areas. It keeps the family close and provides a source of support and a sense of comfort. Organization is well underway to build a larger Ronald McDonald House in the Little Rock Area ,in the near future, to better serve more families in need.”
The restaurant will also collect aluminum soda can pull tabs for the house during the campaign.
“We want to thank you all, our customers, for all the daily support you give RMCC by purchasing Happy Meals and dropping off change, but we also ask for your support in filling our walls with “giving hands” during this year’s McHappy Days drive,” the statement concluded. “A little goes a long way for children in need.”