Christmas is a time for sharing, love, and gift-giving. Families gather to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, especially in the Philippines where people value moments spent with loved ones.
So, to make the season brighter and happier, and to share smiles in this wonderful season, McDonald's, through its charity of choice Ronald McDonald's House Charities, and in partnership with Coca-Cola Philippines hosted a donation drive and Christmas party for over 460 families in Sitio Pintor, Bgy. San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal.
"Pagkatapos ang mahigit na dalawang taon na pandemya, actually magtatatlong taon na pala, mae-experience na natin muli ang saya ng pagsasama. Ang McDonald's ay naririto ngayon para magsilbing liwanag ng inyong Pasko at maipadama na higit sa pagiging restaurant, ang McDonald's ay isang lugar din kung saan sama-samang nagtitipon ang mga pamilya at magkakaibigan upang magkaroon ng fun at memorable moments," shares Marie Angeles, Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philippines.
(After two years of the pandemic, actually now in its third year, we will now experience being able to gather together. McDonald's is here to share the light of Christmas and to let everyone feel that McDonald's is more than a restaurant, but a place where people, families, and friends can gather to have fun and memorable moments.)
Through their 'Share the Light Campaign' in its second year, it is McDonald's desire to create a memorable Christmas for Filipino families.
"Andito ang McDonald's ngayon, kasama ang Coca Cola, upang magsilbing liwanag at magbigay ng ligaya sa pamamagitan ng pamamahagi ng laruan at mga aklat at siyempre pagkain sa inyong lahat ngayong araw. Kaya sama-sama tayong mag-enjoy and let us have some fun sa lahat ng sorpresang ihinanda namin para sa inyo," adds Angeles.
(McDonald's, along with Coca Cola, is here today to serve as the light and to give happiness by giving toys, books, and of course, meals to everyone today. Together let us enjoy and let us have some fun with all the surprises we have prepared for everyone.
Approximately a hundred families joined together to enjoy the day filled with games, prizes, surprises, and a bonding time with Ronald McDonald himself, Birdie, Hamburglar, and Grimace. Even Kapamilya singer and Asia's Soul Supreme, KZ Tandingan visited Sitio Pintor to sing with the children and families and to make the day more magical.
"Totoo po talaga na may real magic ang Pasko kapag ito ay sine-celebrate ng sama-sama na masaya kasama ang mga pamilya, ang McDonald's at ang pamaskong handog ng Coke sa mga pamilya ng Sitio Pintor," shares Anna Taruc, Senior Business Development Manager at The Coca-Cola Company Philippines.
(It is true that there is real magic in Christmas when it is celebrated together and happily with the family, McDonald's and the Christmas offering of Coke in Sitio Pintor.)
She also shares that it is their desire to be the "liwanag at saya ng Pasko" to Filipino families and children.
After the fun and excitement, McDonald's and Coca-Cola distributed McDonald's Kindness Kitchen meals, noche buena packs, including 8-pc Chicken McShare and 1.5L of Coca Cola bottles, and Happy Meal toys, so each family can take home a meal to share with every family member at home.
The venue was also filled with game booths where children can win extra prizes to take home and a Coca-Cola message wall where families can leave messages of thanks and wishes for the holiday season.
McDonald's and Coca-Cola promise to bring light and happiness to more families around the country.
"Ngayong taon po ay nadagdagan ang saya at liwanag ang pasko dahil mas marami na po tayong pagsasalo-salo na pupuntahan at ngayon ay makakapag-reunion na muli kasama ang ating pamilya," adds Angeles.
To know more about McDonald's events and offerings visit their Facebook page. To share and know more about Ronald McDonald's House of Charities Philippines visit their website.
NOTE: BrandNews articles are promotional features from our sponsors and not news articles from our editorial staff.