On Wednesday, August 16, customers visiting McDonald’s restaurants across Kingston can support patient care at their hospitals. The funds raised tomorrow will go toward Hospice Kingston through University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF).
“The excitement in our city is that all six McDonald's locations will be supporting Hospice Kingston through UHKF,” says Dr. John Leverette, Chair, UHKF Board of Directors. “We're really excited about tomorrow and recognize that our local McDonald's restaurants have a long history of supporting the community. We're truly grateful that they’ve chosen to support health care in Kingston this year and specifically Hospice, and look forward to continuing this new partnership for many years to come.”
In addition to raising funds, community volunteers will be present at all participating restaurants from 7am until 7pm to educate patrons about Hospital Day and to collect any donations guests may wish to make. All money raised at each restaurant will be donated directly to that restaurant’s local hospital foundation.
“It's our first annual hospital day, and we'd love to make it an annual thing as we move forward,” says Todd Shea, McDonald’s restaurant owner. “We are excited by this opportunity and look forward to a great day tomorrow.”
McDonald’s in Kingston will be donating $1 from every Big Mac and McChicken and 50 cents from every brewed coffee sold on Wednesday to UHKF.
“It will be wonderful because it's really the missing link for our hospital,” says Peter Kingston, Chair, Hospice Kingston Campaign Cabinet. “We've got everything else in this community but we don't have a residential hospice.”
“I am very excited to be here and very humbled and honoured that McDonald's has chosen Hospice Kingston as their organization to donate money to this year,” says Cathy Szabo, UHKF Board of Directors. “It's so exciting that this community will have access to Hospice care. I'm so excited about tomorrow and hopeful that the community does come out in droves to purchase and help support Hospice Kingston.”