Backpack Giveaway at McDonald’sJuly 20th, 2012
MCDONALD’S HOSTS BACKPACK SATURDAY JULY 28,
PHOENIX & NORTHERN ARIZONA MCDONALD’S RESTAURANTS TO GIVEAWAY
20,000 BACKPACKS TO HELP CHILDREN PREPARE FOR SCHOOL
50 McDonald’s Restaurants Locations To Host Health & Safety Fairs
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Parents and students get ready for the biggest backpack giveaway ever!
McDonald’s restaurants throughout greater Phoenix and northern Arizona will host Backpack Saturday on July 28th, at 8 a.m., an unprecedented event that will give away 20,000 backpacks and help thousands of children prepare for school!
The first 100 children who visit their local McDonald’s restaurant will receive a FREE backpack. Backpacks will be given away to school-age children at 200 McDonald’s restaurants in Maricopa, La Paz, Mohave, Yavapai, Coconino, Gila, Navajo, Apache, Graham, and Pinal counties. The FREE Backpack offer excludes Walmart and mall McDonald’s restaurant locations.
In addition, 50 McDonald’s restaurant locations will host Health & Safety Fairs with state/county/city community service organizations providing health screenings and information on dental care, health, nutrition and Safe Routes to School to local families. Visit McDonald’s facebook page at http://community.mcdonalds.com/phoenix for McDonald’s locations hosting Health & Safety Fairs.
“These Fairs are free and are in the Phoenix communities and beyond — some 26 Arizona cities,” said Travis Heriaud, Phoenix McDonald’s owner. “We are partnering with more than 100 community service organizations to provide valuable information on health, nutrition and safety, so bring the family!
McDonald’s Backpack Saturday is certain to be the largest event of its kind in Arizona and we’re excited to provide free backpacks and community resources to thousands of Arizona families,” explained Heriaud. “We believe this community outreach event will enrich our customers’ lives and help our local families prepare for the upcoming school year.”
About McDonald’s of Arizona
The 277 McDonald’s restaurants in the state of Arizona annually feed $283.6 million into the Arizona economy and employ 12,770 people. Visit facebook.com/mcdonalds for coupons, updates and promos in Phoenix and Northern Arizona.
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