Volunteers Set To Collect $25,000 In Change In 3 1/2 Hours On June 2, For The Ronald McDonald House

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

On Friday, June 2, from 7-10:30 a.m., hundreds of volunteers and local celebrities will be collecting spare change at 36 McDonald’s restaurants for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Chattanooga, a charity focused on creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Day of Change is a great opportunity to show the importance of giving back, even in the smallest gesture.

Organizers said, "Other than donating your spare change, you can purchase Times Free Press newspapers at contributing McDonald’s locations for $1. Each newspaper comes with an exclusive McDonald’s coupon and a portion of each newspaper sold will be given to the charity."

If one is not able to donate on June 2Regions Bank branches will be raising money for RMHC the entire week prior to the event. Change buckets will be located next to the teller windows.

It costs RMHC of Greater Chattanooga $66 to host one family for one night. With 26 families to take care of, even the smallest donation helps. Last year alone, RMHC Day of Change locally raised nearly $25,000. This helped the 26-bedroom facility run for over two weeks.

Local celebrities, locations and times:

Chattanooga 3rd Street McDonalds:

Mayor Andy Berke; 7-10:30 a.m.

UTC softball coach, Frank Reed; 7-10:30 a.m.

Lakesite McDonalds:

Hamilton County Commissioner, District 3, Dr. Greg Martin; 9-10:30 a.m.

Gunbarrel McDonalds:

Chattanooga City Council, District 4, Darrin Ledford; 8:30-10 a.m.

Ringgold Road-East Brainerd McDonalds:

Hamilton County Commissioner, District 7, Sabrena Smedley; 7-10:30 a.m.

Circuit Court Clerk, Larry L. Henry; 7-10:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Tiffany Cobb at 423-778-4338.



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