Preparations for the holidays are at their peak, with many of us looking forward to a time of rest and celebration, eager to leave behind the year that was and start anew. And while we may get caught up in all this holiday hustle, let’s not forget what this season is truly about— the spirit of giving.
With 2020 coming to an end, it’s time to sit back and be grateful for coming this far. Quite a year indeed has shown us it takes a united community to overcome these challenges. And that is why McDonald’s has invited the Filipinos to come together and mark the end of the year with bright smiles on everyone’s faces.
Launched last November 27, McDonald’s Happy Meal Buy 1 Share 1 Program aims to help spread happiness to Filipino children this holiday season. Making the smallest of things count, every Happy Meal purchase that goes for as low as Php90 can make not just one, but two children happier as McDonald’s matches each purchase by gifting a toy or a book to kids from partner beneficiaries.
With the community’s support, McDonald’s has already distributed books and toys with the help of partner organizations such as the Philippine Red Cross, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Manila Water Foundation, and Makati Med Foundation. Beneficiaries of the Happy Meal Buy 1 Share 1 program include children from areas affected by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses such as those in Rizal, Marikina, Albay, Batangas, Quezon, Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Pampanga, and Sorsogon, as well a number of local government units and non-government organizations and all Bahay Bulilit communities.