Friday, August 7, 2020

Central Texas McDonald’s Restaurants Offer “Sleeves for Support” -- Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) #sleevesforsupport #mcdonalds #ronaldmcdonaldhouse #fundraiser

San Antonio-area McDonald's restaurants are offering customers a simple, fun way to support
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Central Texas via its Sleeves for Support campaign. The fundraiser was developed in partnership with The Coca-Cola Company and will help generate funding for RMHC via sales of insulated beverage sleeves, which have been designed to hold 30-ounce cold beverage cups from McDonald’s. These beverage sleeves are currently available for purchase at San Antonio-area McDonald's locations for just $5 each. But? You need to act fast while supplies last! Keep your drink cold in this blazing Texas heat...while you help support your local Ronald McDonald House? Talk about a win-win situation! 
Photo provided by RMHC
Local McDonald's Owner/Operator Maria Acosta says that RMHC provides a wide range of services to families of critically ill children who are receiving medical treatment in Central Texas, “Especially during this global pandemic, families with a child going through a medical crisis carry the additional burden of unexpected medical expenses. Last year, a family with a critically ill child checked into a Ronald McDonald House in San Antonio every 4.5 hours. RMHC saved these families over $2M in lodging and meal expenses by providing 14,524 nights of comfort and support. It is often the case where families arrive for emergency care with only the clothes on their backs. RMHC provides a place of refuge to take a shower, make phone calls, wash clothes, cook meals, watch TV, enjoy privacy, relax, or distract themselves if only for a few hours. For 35 years, with support from McDonald’s, our Houses have prevented families from delaying critical medical treatment for their child or facing the prospect of sleeping in a car or crowded hospital waiting room.”
Logo provided by RMHC 
According to RMHC San Antonio CEO Travis Pearson, this campaign is only one way that the local community can help support their local Ronald McDonald House facility, "The Sleeves for Support campaign is one of many avenues used by McDonald’s to support RMHC. The Ronald McDonald House has always relied on support from the community to keep our operations up and running. Now more than ever, that help is needed to keep our mission alive and provide comfort to those in need." The first San Antonio Ronald McDonald House opened in 1985; it was expanded to a 20-family home in 1991. In 1998, San Antonio became only the sixth city in the country to have a second 20-family House. In 2002, a third House was opened to serve 10 families. As part of a 2016 expansion and renovation, this 16-bedroom House is located on the 4th floor of Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. This Home is the first worldwide that is located within a hospital.

Disclosure: This is a compensated post on behalf of McDonald's. All opinions provided are solely my own.

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