Through the annual “Share the Love” in-restaurant fundraiser, McDonald’s Austin and the local community pull together to raise funds to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Austin and Central Texas

Photo from LtoR: McDonald’s  Owner/Operator and RMHC Board Member Mike Benton; RMHC Austin CEO Kent Burress; McDonald’s Owner/Operator Bastrop Dan Kinney; McDonald’s Owner/Operator Georgetown Denny Meyer.

AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 29, 2012) – McDonald’s Austin Owner/Operators today announced their restaurants have collectively raised over $83,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Austin and Central Texas (RMHC) thanks to the efforts of the local community. From February 1 – 15, 2012, customers were encouraged to visit all 68 participating Austin and surrounding area restaurants to purchase a paper house for $1 to support the health and well-being of children and families staying at RMHC. All money raised stays locally benefiting RMHC Austin.

 Participating McDonald’s restaurants throughout Austin and surrounding areas included Bastrop, Buda, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto, Kyle, Leander, Lockhart, Round Rock, Pflugerville, and Taylor.

 About McDonald’s

McDonald’s USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local business men and women, including the more than 60 locations in and around Central Texas. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter (@McDonalds) and Facebook (Facebook.com/McDonalds) for updates on our business, promotions and products.                              

 About RMHC Austin

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas (RMHC Austin) creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. For a small $10 per night fee, the Ronald McDonald House keeps families near their hospitalized children and provides families with private bedrooms, home-cooked meals, laundry facilities, and game room and play areas. The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas and at Dell Children’s Medical Center are places of rest and support for families with children in the neonatal or pediatric intensive care units.  For more information, visit www.RMHC-Austin.org, follow on Twitter @RMHCAustin or Facebook Facebook.com/RMHCAustin. 

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