Sunday 16 December, 2018

McDonald’s hosts “Great Day” in aid of the Heroes Foundation

Nailah Blackman delights some of the young ladies of The Heroes Foundation

Nailah Blackman delights some of the young ladies of The Heroes Foundation

On November 29, all proceeds from sales of McDonald’s Big Macs in Trinidad and Tobago will be donated to the nonprofit organisation, The Heroes Foundation.

As part of the restaurant’s flagship fundraiser, the Great Day, McDonald’s customers will be supporting the essential youth development programmes of The Heroes Foundation which include mentorship and community volunteerism.

Great Day is Trinidad and Tobago’s annual day of community giving in support of youth development and the needs of young people. For the third year, McDonald’s is raising funds for The Heroes Foundation.

Through engaging youngsters in school and community via its Youth Development Programme and mentoring in its Big Brothers Big Sisters programme, The Heroes Foundation strives to give participants opportunities that will inspire them to create a better future for Trinidad and Tobago.

This year, McDonald’s Great Day has adopted the theme “Flavour to Help”, encouraging customers to make a positive difference. One hundred percent of the day’s sales from McDonald’s most iconic sandwich, the Big Mac, will be donated to the cause.

In 2017, Great Day funds supported 450 secondary school-age children who participated in the Heroes Foundation Big Brothers Big Sisters programme.

Local celebrities have come on board to champion the cause, including soca star Nailah Blackman and entertainer Nikki Crosby. Both ambassadors emphasised the importance of raising awareness for youth issues, particularly providing proper access to education and training which will help young people succeed in their future careers.

McDonald's Great Day to Aid The Heroes Foundation

Customers who support the cause will receive a special treat with a Meet and Greet activity with Nailah on Great Day at the McDonald’s Cipriani Boulevard restaurant from 3 PM to 4PM.

“The funds raised from Great Day enable the Foundation to extend our reach and deepen our impact on the young people who will change Trinidad and Tobago for the better,” stated Philip Julien, Chairman of the Heroes Foundation. “We look forward to having the country come together to support the cause and facilitate youth opportunities which will inevitably uplift us all.”

“This November 29, the Big Mac will have a new flavour, the flavour of helping others,” stated Kalifa Duncan, Operations Supervisor for McDonald’s Trinidad and Tobago. “We are making it easy for everyone to contribute to our youth development, to facilitate access to training and the opportunities that our young people need to succeed.”

“Trinidad and Tobago needs organisations like The Heroes Foundation, which work tirelessly to provide critical developmental programmes for our nation’s youth,” she added. “McDonald’s is proud to support the excellent and necessary work of the organisation and will continue working to positively affect the lives of the young people who will take our country forward.”

This is the eighth year in which McDonald’s will donate funds to a charitable organisation in Trinidad and Tobago.

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