"Day Of Change" For Fort Wayne Area McDonald's (PHOTOS)

By Emma Koch

"Day Of Change" For Fort Wayne Area McDonald's (PHOTOS)

June 28, 2013 Updated Jun 28, 2013 at 12:20 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – McDonald’s restaurants in the Fort Wayne-area and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Indiana are encouraging people to donate their extra change at participating McDonald’s restaurants on Monday, July 1 to support the Ronald McDonald House® at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

The Ronald McDonald House at Parkview Regional Medical Center is an oasis for families of seriously ill children. Families draw support from each other, and from the caring volunteers who help them through a truly difficult time in their lives.

In the Ronald McDonald House, families can relax, and take a quiet moment and a deep breath in a warm and comfortable environment that the medical world does not enter. Originally opening in 2002 at the Randallia campus, the current Ronald McDonald House is a 9,000 square foot “house” located on the main floor of the hospital. The Ronald McDonald House features 11 guestrooms.

“When a coin goes into a donation box, McDonald’s customers will know that their generosity is helping to give a family a ‘home away from home’ at our House while their child is being cared for just steps down the hall in the hospital,” said executive director Lisa Pacula. “And while we are making this push for people to donate July 1, the donation boxes are available year-round, and we have needs year-round as well. We encourage people to donate throughout the year.”

Day of Change donations can be made in the canisters located at the counter or at the drive-thru windows of participating McDonald’s restaurants in northern Indiana. The change collected in the donation boxes each and every day stays local.

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