Criterion
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

McDonald’s Claims World’s Biggest Fundraiser


Monday, 2nd December 2002 at 12:12 pm
Staff Reporter
With a headline that says " McDonald's to Host Global Fundraiser - More Than 100 Countries to Participate in Unprecedented World Children's Day Event" – other fundraisers are sure to take an interest!

Monday, 2nd December 2002
at 12:12 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
McDonald’s Claims World’s Biggest Fundraiser
Monday, 2nd December 2002 at 12:12 pm

With a headline that says ” McDonald’s to Host Global Fundraiser – More Than 100 Countries to Participate in Unprecedented World Children’s Day Event” – other fundraisers are sure to take an interest!

Taking a look at the statistics from last month’s event, the power of the giant food retailer to attract Olympians and celebrities from all walks of life across the globe to take part is a little enviable to say the least!

McDonald’s says World Children’s Day is its first-ever simultaneous global fundraiser in more than 100 countries benefiting children around the world.

Take a look at this for corporate muscle:

 McDonald’s has more than 30,000 restaurants serving over 46 million people each day in 121 countries.
 Approximately 80 percent of McDonald’s restaurants are owned and operated by independent local business people.
 Ronald McDonald House Charities creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in 44 countries.
 Named one of America’s Top 100 Charities by Worth magazine in 2001 and 2002, the Charity makes grants to NFP organisations and provides support to Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles worldwide.
 To date, Ronald McDonald House Charities’ national body and global network have awarded more than $340 million in grants to children’s programs.
 In the US alone some 200 Olympians were part of the McDonald’s World Children’s Day event!
 Other high profile celebrities keen to be involved encouraged by Celine Dion and a raft of famous entertainers.

McDonald’s says uniting its restaurants in more than 100 countries was a history-making fundraising initiative benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities and important local children’s causes.

Organisers say that while specific fundraising programs vary country by country, McDonald’s restaurants share a single goal: to join with customers in a global effort that will make a difference for children in their communities and around the world.

McDonald’s Chairman and CEO Jack Greenberg says the value of World Children’s Day goes far beyond the millions of dollars that will be raised to help children. It brings the world’s attention to the ever increasing needs of children, and the role we must all play in affecting positive change.

He says McDonald’s has a rich heritage and tradition of being a good community partner and neighbour, and World Children’s Day exemplifies the philanthropic spirit of McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc, who believed in giving back to the communities McDonald’s serves. This year would be Ray Kroc’s 100th birthday!




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Tags : Fundraising,

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

I’d Know That Cause Anywhere!

Dr Steve Francis

Thursday, 13th September 2018 at 7:30 am

Charity Sector Welcomes Release of ACNC Review

Luke Michael

Thursday, 23rd August 2018 at 8:33 am

Social Sector Ramps Up Campaign to ‘Fix Fundraising’

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 21st August 2018 at 5:04 pm

Include a Charity in Your Will for ‘Lasting Impact’

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 20th August 2018 at 8:49 am

POPULAR

Family Faces ‘Devastating’ Loss of Support for Son with Disability

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 11th September 2018 at 8:37 am

$50 million Up For Grabs to Help NFPs Drive Change

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 17th September 2018 at 4:21 pm

Australia’s Most Innovative NFPs Highlighted

Luke Michael

Thursday, 13th September 2018 at 8:41 am

Philanthropic Leader Calls to Overhaul Economic System

Maggie Coggan

Thursday, 13th September 2018 at 8:52 am

Criterion
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!