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McDonald’s joins Brigada Eskwela 2022 and increases support as in-person instruction resumes

Employee-volunteers from McDonald’s Philippines pose for a photo with Vice President and DepEd Secretary Sara Duterte during the Brigada Eskwela 2022 Kick-Off.

The QSR behemoth McDonald’s Philippines, through its charity of choice, Ronald McDonald House Charities, once again provides its assistance to schools for the annual Brigada Eskwela, reaffirming its commitment to make a difference through initiatives that support Filipino children’s need for education.

Every year, Brigada Eskwela, an initiative of the Department of Education (DepEd), brings together volunteers from the public and private sectors to aid in the pre-opening of public elementary and secondary schools. Since 2015, partner schools have received meals, cleaning supplies, and Ronald McDonald Read-to-Learn kits from McDonald’s and RMHC.

McDonald’s employee-volunteers distribute Burger McDo to educators, volunteers, parents and guardians who participated in the program.

This year, the company distributed over 20,000 Burger McDo to educators and volunteers, while 1,000 Happy Meal toys and 20 sets of Read-To-Learn kits were provided to elementary schools. These kits are part of RMHC’s Read-To-Learn program, a program in partnership with DepEd, which provides reading materials to Grade 1 and Grade 2 learners in public schools as well as trains educators on teaching beginning reading.

Grounded by its core value of malasakit, employee-volunteers from McDonald’s also took time from their daily routine to help prepare and distribute meals, and clean school premises, to ensure that both students and teachers alike, can hold classes in a safe and conducive learning environment.

McDonald’s crew members sweep the classroom floor in San Antonio Elementary School in Quezon City.

A brand new look. McDonald’s employee-volunteers aid in the maintenance of the schools by cleaning and repainting classrooms.

Meanwhile, the company also allocated streamers, welcome banners, and safety signages to over 4,000 schools, in an effort to ensure that government-mandated COVID-19 protocols are still being followed as face-to-face classes resume.

“On behalf of our Chairman and Founder Dr. George Yang and President and CEO Kenneth Yang, congratulations to the Department of Education led by Vice President and DepEd Secretary Sara Duterte on the launch of the 2022 Brigada Eskwela program. Makakaasa kayo na nandito ang McDonald’s at ang kaniyang charity of choice, Ronald McDonald House Charities, para makatulong sa inyong paghahanda para sa simula ng bagong school year,” said McDonald’s Philippines Managing Director Margot Torres during the Brigada Eskwela Kick Off.

RMHC can accomplish more with the help of volunteers, partners, and the generosity of the Filipino people. Donations can be made at by anyone who wants to spread happiness to those in need.


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