Volunteers are set to collect $25,000 in change in three and a half hours for the Ronald McDonald House on Friday from 7-10:30 a.m. during the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga’s annual Day of Change event.
Volunteers will be collecting at area McDonald’s restaurants in the Tennessee Valley.
The goal is to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House to continue to support families who have hospitalized children.
RMHC Day of Change embraces the importance of giving back to help keep families close to their child and the best medical care. Last year alone, this one day effort to collect spare change raised over $25,000. These funds help support programs at RMHC of Greater Chattanooga that improve the health and well-being of children. Dozens of local volunteers will be urging customers to donate their dimes, quarters, nickels and pennies.
At the Chattanooga 3rd Street McDonalds, Mayor Andy Berke will be collecting change from 8-9 a.m. and UTC softball coach Frank Reed from 7-10:30 a.m.
At the Hixson Pike McDonalds, former WTVC anchor Marcia Kling will be collecting change from 7-10:30 a.m.
At the Lakesite McDonalds Hamilton County Commissioner, District 3, Dr. Greg Martin will be collecting change from 9-10:30 a.m.
At the Gunbarrel McDonalds Chattanooga City Council, District 4, Darrin Ledford will be collecting change from 8:30-10 a.m.
At the Ringgold Road-East Brainerd McDonalds Hamilton County Commissioner, District 7, Sabrena Smedley and Circuit Court Clerk Larry L. Henry will be collecting change from 7-10:30 a.m.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press, Region’s Banks, McDonald’s and Sunny 92.3 are the main event sponsors. During Day of Change, you can purchase a Times Free Press newspaper for $1 (which features an exclusive McDonald's coupon). 75 cents of each newspaper purchase goes back to the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House. The week leading up to the event, Region’s Banks, Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Dermatology Center, BW James Jewelers, Benchmark Physically Therapy, Wholesale Supply Group, Inc., Pediatric Dentistry of Chattanooga, Wilkins, Crews, & Associates, P.C., Alliance Physical Therapy, Cigna, Chattanooga Allergy Clinic and Chattanooga College are collecting spare change as well.
To learn more, visit rmhchattanooga.com.