The donation represents fifty percent of the sale from Newsday papers sold in McDonald’s restaurants on Long Island.
New Hyde Park, NY - June 13, 2017 - Newsday’s commitment to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island continues to shine as they present a check for $19,787 representing proceeds from newspapers sold in select Long Island McDonald’s restaurants in 2016.
On Wednesday, June 21st at 10:30 a.m.,Newsday’s Co-Publishers Edward Bushey, and Debby Krenek will join Vice President of Public Affairs, Paul Fleishman, in presenting a check to Matt Campo, President of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. The check presentation will take place at the House located at 267-07 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 11040. Ronald McDonald and some Long Island McDonald’s owner and operators will be present as well.
This program has been in effect for approximately 26 years now. The donation represents fifty percent of the sale from Newsday papers sold in the following McDonald’s restaurants on Long Island: Long Beach, Lindenhurst, North Babylon, Huntington, Syosset, Oakdale, West Islip, Hicksville, Jericho, Oceanside, Elmont, Franklin Square, Baldwin, Lynbrook, Freeport, and Uniondale stores.
"It's a privilege for Newsday to be able to partner with our local McDonald's restaurants to help raise much-needed funds which support the extraordinary work done by theRonald McDonald House of Long Island" says Paul Fleishman, Newsday’s Vice President of Public Affairs.
“We are extremely grateful to have this wonderful program in place with Newsday. It’s a great feeling to know that Newsday donates 50% for every Newsday purchased at select Long Island McDonald’s restaurants to Long Island’s “best kept secret”…the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. ”We thank Newsday for their continued support of this wonderful program which has tremendously helped further the mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Islandover the years says Luciana Montuoro, Long Island McDonald’s Marketing & Public Relations Director.
In November 2001, the Board of Directors at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island embarked on a $5 million journey to more than double the size of the existing facility. The reason for this project was to help alleviate the pressures the resident managers faced when forced to turn away families in need. The new building, consisting of 24 additional bedrooms along with expanded community areas, has allowed the House to serve approximately one thousand families each year.
About the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island
Keeping families close in the midst of a medical crisis
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is the 100th House of over 350 Ronald McDonald House programs worldwide. Located in New Hyde Park on the campus of the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, the House accommodates families in a warm and supportive environment. Through a series of programs and services, families staying at RMH-LI are able to focus on their child’s recovery.
Home-cooked meals prepared by volunteers, transportation to and from medical appointments, a comfortable place to stay just steps from their child’s bedside and support from other families going through a similar experience allow parents to recharge for the challenges of the next day. For over 30 years, RMH-LI has served over 30,000 families in the United States and more than 80 countries around the world who are dealing with the pain of having a child undergoing medical treatment at nearby hospitals.
There are 80 McDonald’s restaurants in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. For information on Long Island McDonald’s programs, and to see how we serve in our communities, visit www.LIMcDonalds.com.