Yuma and Imperial Valley McTeacher's Night Challenge Raises $12,000 for Local Schools

Yuma, Arizona - Yuma and Imperial Valley schools are “lovin’ it!”

McDonald’s restaurants, owned by Joe Johnson and Jose Leon, raised more than $12,000 for Yuma and Imperial Valley schools.

Their McDonald’s restaurants hosted a month-long McTeacher’s Night Challenge in February for 23 Yuma and Imperial Valley schools. Yuma schools participating included: James D. Price, Pueblo, Mesquite, 4th Ave. Junior High, Salida del Sol, Palmcroft, Pecan Grove, Roosevelt, Yuma Lutheran, Gary Knox, Suverkrup, and OC Johnson. Imperial Valley schools participating included: Sunflower, Martin Luther King, Miguel Hildago, Myron D. Witter, J. W. Oakley, Cesar Chavez, Jefferson, Mains, Blanche Charles, Phil D. Swing and Desert Garden.

O.C. Johnson Elementary won the Yuma McTeacher’s Night Challenge and J.W. Oakley Elementary won the Imperial Valley McTeacher’s Night Challenge raising the most money with their fundraisers. Both schools received an additional $1,000 prize.

As part of McTeacher’s Night, a portion of McDonald’s sales during a two-hour period benefited each school.  The school’s principal and teachers “worked” at McDonald’s greeting customers, working the registers.  Families of students and local school supporters visited McDonald’s and tipped their teachers to help raise funds.

“We were delighted to bring this McTeacher’s Night Challenge to Yuma and  Imperial Valley and work with our local schools to raise money for education,” said Joe Johnson and Jose Leon, McDonald’s owners. “We take great pride as local business owners in giving back to our community.”

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