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Houston McDonald’s restaurants to recycle cardboard resulting in increased donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities

The McDonald’s Owner-Operator Association of Greater Houston (MOAGH) is proud to announce their new cardboard recycling program which will result in not only a positive environmental impact by significantly reducing cardboard waste, but will also generate charitable donations that will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Houston/Galveston (RMHC) as well.

IM Green Recycling, Inc. began servicing 14 McDonald’s stores in the greater Houston area as a pilot program in September of last year. “Since the inception of the program and through January 2012, McDonald’s has recycled over 275,000 pounds of cardboard”, said David Crawford of IM Green Recycling, Inc. Every 8 cubic yard container of cardboard that is recycled (typically 2-3 containers per week) is one less container of garbage/trash that would otherwise end up at a landfill.

MOAGH President Kevin Moore added, “Two of the pillars that McDonald’s stands on are: Sustainability and giving back to the communities in which we do business. We are thrilled to participate in cardboard recycling to divert this material from the waste stream while helping increase our contribution to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Currently, a portion of the proceeds of every French Fry sold goes to college scholarships and a portion of every Happy Meal™ sale goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities. This recycling program will increase our donations to a worthy cause.”

Debbie Adams, President of RMHC said, “From the pilot program alone, close to $2,000 has been donated and we anticipate that this number will increase dramatically as all the greater Houston area McDonald’s stores come on board. All the funds raised will directly benefit children in our communities. We could not have the impact we do without the incredible support of our local McDonald’s Owner/Operators. They are wonderful! ”

About MOAGH
The McDonald’s Owner-Operators Association of Greater Houston (MOAGH) represents 309 independently-owned McDonald’s restaurants. MOAGH supports cultural field trips, scholarships and a number of charitable organizations, including Ronald McDonald House Charities, Houston’s Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald House of Galveston. Connect with MOAGH on twitter at: @mcd_houston .

About RMHC
Ronald McDonald House Charities creates, finds and supports programs that directly benefit children primarily in the areas of education and health. Core programs include: annual scholarships to deserving graduating high school seniors, two Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles (providing medical and dental care to uninsured/underinsured children in the greater Houston area completely free of charge), and three Ronald McDonald CHEER! (Children’s Health Education and Enrichment) Rooms located in UTMB Regional Maternal/Child Health Clinics. Visit us at: www.rmhcghg.org

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McDonald’s Regional Hiring Day –May 15th

• McDonald’s in the Greater Houston region is participating in a Hiring Day Event on May 15th. This is an excellent opportunity for those who are looking for good jobs with good
benefits and competitive pay.
• On this day, McDonald’s in the Houston Co-Op will hire more than 1000 part-time and full-time employees
o Applicants are encouraged to go to their neighborhood McDonald’s or visit http://www.mcstate.com to fill out an application.
• Employees qualify to participate in various McDonald’s Benefits and Health Insurance Plans. The benefits available to qualified part-time employees include access to
McDonald’s Health & Medical Insurance Plans, Flexible Schedules, free uniforms and employee support services designed to help manage their everyday lives.
• McDonald’s means opportunities for everyone, whether you’re seeking to start your career, looking for a second career, or are a college student looking for real-world business
experience and training.
• The paid training enhances your career at McDonald’s, but also builds training that will help you later in life at any other career destination you may choose. In fact, 1 out of 12
working people in America has been trained by McDonald’s.
• Nationally McDonald’s invests more than $1 billion in training. McDonald’s turns hourly employees into business owners – currently more than 1,200 Owner/Operators started
in the restaurant.
• Twenty of the Top 50 executives in management started in McDonald’s restaurants, including CEO, Jim Skinner. Additionally, 67,000 McDonald’s restaurant managers and
assistant managers started as restaurant staff.
NOTE: insert from economic impact studies: McDonald’s presence in the state of TX creates nearly 145,300 jobs and over $3.5 billion in spending.

Media Contact for McDonald’s Operators Association of Greater Houston:
Marina Coryat, Moroch PR
713-585-6591 cell
713-223-2788 office
713-221-5504 direct office
mcoryat@moroch.com
@mcd_houston

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