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McDonald's restaurants encourage customers to 'Give a Little Love' to Ronald McDonald House Charities

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[January 22, 2014]  SPRINGFIELD McDonald's restaurants in the area provide support to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois through the annual "Give a Little Love" promotion.

To "Give a Little Love," customers can donate $1 or more at participating McDonald's restaurants, beginning Jan. 23 through Feb. 16. Customers who make a donation will have their names displayed on a paper heart in the restaurant. All of the proceeds will benefit families staying in the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield. In 2013, over $200,000 was raised during the "Give a Little Love" promotion.

The Ronald McDonald House is a home-away-from-home for families with sick children who are receiving treatment at one of Springfield's medical facilities. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois provides the families with everything they need during this difficult time. The 12-bedroom facility at 610 N. Seventh St. opened its doors in February of 1986 and serves approximately 400 families each year.

"The 'Give a Little Love' promotion is a wonderful way for local McDonald's restaurants to support a worthy cause," said Steve Jeffers, McDonald's restaurant owner-operator and president of the Central Illinois Co-Op. "I appreciate all of the hard work and dedication from our customers and crew members in helping to make this fundraiser a success each year."

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For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois and ways to help, visit

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