Monday, November 13, 2006

Imagine If The International Community Curbed Globalization And Raised Taxes To Fund Childhood Hunger And Disease Prevention

"World Children’s Day 2006 at McDonald’s is a worldwide fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and other children’s causes that takes place annually in November.

This year in the United States, from November 10-19, customers can show their support by purchasing paper cut-out hands for $1 and personalizing a brick to post in the participating restaurant. Also, from November 17-19 in participating U.S. restaurants, a portion of sales from Happy Meals, Mighty Kids Meals and Extra Value Meals will be donated to RMHC and other vital children’s causes.

World Children’s Day is celebrated and supported in unique ways all across the globe. In Chile, McDía Feliz will benefit the country’s first Family Room. In Japan, a concert with pop stars will support World Children’s Day. In Poland, McDonald’s will sell phone straps with RMHC logos to benefit the charity. In Mexico, fifth-anniversary T-shirts will be sold with profits going to RMHC. And in Switzerland, McDonald’s is selling RMHC stuffed Elk toys to benefit the charity.

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. And with 30,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries, McDonald’s now has a lot of communities to give back to.

More than fifty million customers walk through our doors every day. Imagine if everyone just gave $1."



And imagine if the international community raised taxes by $500 billion to fund world childhood poverty and disease prevention?

Now six-year-old Vietnamese Agent Orange victim Xuan Minh (r) is shown in 2005 photo when he was 5 years old.

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