Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Introducing McDonald's New Fundraising Campaign- Family Time, Happy Time

This is a sponsored post from BlogHer and McDonald's.



When my family was young, spending time together was easy. We'd eat every meal together at the table. Every Saturday night was game night. Every Friday night, we'd go out for dinner at our favorite diner. We'd spend Saturday mornings at the boy's basketball games and Sunday mornings in church, followed by Sunday lunch with family and friends.

As our children have grown older and our schedules got more complicated, finding time to spend together is challenging. Our boys are older and they would rather spend time doing things with friends. Luckily, our daughter is young enough to think that spending time with mommy and daddy is still fun. But getting the 5 of us together to spend time together is more of a challenge.

That is why I didn't hesitate to accept McDonald's invitation to attend the Family Time in Illinios. I looked at it as an opportunity to spend quality time with my family while at the same time learning more about McDonald's. In my previous post I mentioned what an amazing time my family had while there. So many activities for the family to do together. It was wonderful and made me miss the simpler days when my family wanted nothing more than to spend time together.

While we were there, McDonald's introduced their new campaign- "Family Time. Happy Time." As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to bring families together, McDonald’s launched a new national fundraiser in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). For each Happy Meal® and Mighty Kids Meal® sold in the U.S., a portion of the sales will be donated to RMHC – McDonald’s “Charity of Choice” for more than 35 years. As part of the campaign, you can get involved by pledging time with your family through the “Make Family Time Happy Time” online application. For each minute pledged, McDonald’s will donate one penny to the Charity, with the goal of reaching 1 million minutes and a $10,000 donation to RMHC.”

I absolutely loved the idea. You simply pledge to spend time with your family and in doing so, help families who want nothing more than to be together while facing medical challenges.



To kick off this campaign, McDonald's has given me another Prize Pack to give to one of my readers. Please visit McDonald's Facebook page to pledge time with your family and leave a comment below to let us know what you’re doing to help families in need at RMHC. And, if you have a favorite family memory tied to McDonald’s, I’d love to hear about it! Please be sure to include your email address in your comment!

25 comments:

  1. I used the widget and pledged 90 minutes for a movie night with my family.

    I remember having a birthday party at McDonalds when I was a little girl.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. That was easy-- I always do a family bike ride on the weekends so I made my pledge for that.

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  3. we help the local food bank by packing boxes

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  4. I spend one week-end every month with my mom!

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  5. I pledged to make jewelry with my girls

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  6. I pledge to create art with polymer clay with the boys and I donate my change at McDonalds to the RMDH.

    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

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  7. I pledged 60 minutes to collect and donate clothes to a local shelter. giantspeedy (at) yahoo.com

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  8. I PLEDGED 20 MINUTES TO COLLECTING MY CLOTHING I NO LONGER WEAR & DONATING IT TO THOSE IN NEED, AS I'VE SAID BEFORE... I'M THINKING... SALVATION ARMY! WE ALSO HAVE A LOT OF THE "CLOTHES & SHOES DONATION BOXES" AROUND HERE! EVERY VISIT TO MCY D'S IS A SPECIAL ONE LOL kytah00@yahoo.com

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  9. i used the widget and pledged 60 minutes to work on a scrapbook
    i try to give change(most of the time) in the container when we visit the restaurant to benefit rmhc
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  10. I pledged to spent 30 minutes donating my unused clothing to charity

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  11. i pledged to collect clothes/items for donation

    Artisticbaker @ gmail dot com

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  12. My family prepares meals for families in need! I pledge to do this more!

    shoppingchic2@gmail.com

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  13. I pledge to donate money to help families in need

    seanm1999@hotmail.com

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  14. I helped families in need by pledging 120 mins to take photos of nature w/ my family. Having a birthday party at McDonald's when I was a kid was a fun!

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  15. I pledged to build a fort with my family for 40 minutes!!

    shopgurl101 at gmail dot com

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  16. I used the widget and pledged 120 minutes to work on a scrapbook!! We donate our change at McD's for the RMHC!
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

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  17. I pledged to spend 45 minutes a day making dinner with my family. Yes we eat together, but spending time making it together is even more rewarding.

    When I was little, if I had been good in school that week, my dad would take me to McDonalds for dinner on Friday night. We would have french fry wars. We would try to find the crispiest fries in our order, and we would use them as swords to figure out who had the better fry. It still makes me smile just thinking about it :)

    jennablair30@gmail.com

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  18. I pledge 120 minutes for a trip to the museum with my family - should be fun and we plan on getting in some education and lunch at the museum cafe!

    Thanks! :)

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

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  19. I pledged, along with my girls (twins, age 7) to save our pennies for the RMHC boxes! We might even have a bake sale to help make a little extra money to put in the boxes!

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  20. I pledged 2 hours to clean up my local park with my family. I also always put my change in the box for RMHC when I visit McDonalds.

    avennett AT verizon DOT net

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  21. I pledged to spend two hours outdoors with my family.

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  22. As a teacher, I unfortunately have seen many children take ill over the years, and on numerous occasions RMHC has been a lifeline for the families – especially when they need to go to a specialized hospital out of town. We have done a number of fundraisers for them in the past years.

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  23. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/fairydancer35/status/22044332204

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  24. I pledged 20 minutes with their FB page.

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  25. I pledge to donate my sofa, unused household items and clothing to needy families, and to collect other items from my friends and family to donate.

    Suzy Q
    sumarel@gmail.com

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