McDonald’s restaurants in Branch County sold over $1,500 of donation “houses” to raise money for the Community Action’s annual Walk for Warmth fundraiser. Leading up to the Walk event on February 26, patrons of McDonald’s could purchase a paper “house” for $1.00, which were displayed in the restaurants. Proceeds collected will be used to help low- to moderate- income individuals and families stay warm this winter.
Jim Maynard, McDonald’s Franchisee Owner, stated, “We believe in giving back, and the Walk for Warmth is an excellent venue for that. All of the money raised in Branch County will stay right in the county, helping local families.”
“We are very grateful for all that McDonald’s restaurants do for the Walk,” said Nancy Macfarlane, Community Action CEO. “McDonald’s restaurants have raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Walk over the years, and helped thousands of people in our communities stay warm.”
This year Community Action’s goal was to raise $56,000 in their four-county service area. The Walk for Warmth has already raised over $50,000 across the four-county service area, and donations are still coming in daily. “Houses” were sold at the following Branch County McDonald’s locations: Bronson, Coldwater and Quincy, as well as Tekonsha in Calhoun County.
For more information about Community Action and the services described in this article, please call the Community Action office at 1-877-422-2726 or visit the organization’s Website at www.CAASCM.org.