More than 100 beneficiaries from Compassion Fund ushered in the Lunar New Year this evening at a Prosperity Reunion Dinner hosted by Mr. Robert Hunghanfoo, Managing Director of McDonald’s Singapore and his management team.
The Prosperity Reunion Dinner, which took place at McDonald’s corporate headquarters, kicked off with a resounding festive performance by McDonald’s very own lion dance troupe. The McDonald’s team followed up with a “Yo-Hei” session and together with the beneficiaries, various McDonald’s food items such as Twister Fries, Chicken McNuggets, whole leaf lettuce and McDonald’s Sweet and Sour sauce were tossed in a “Yo-Hei” box to welcome good fortune in the Lunar New Year.
This dinner is part of McDonald’s Cares Programme 2015 where it hopes to provide support for the Compassion Fund beneficiaries during the festive season, as they cope with the sudden death, critical illnesses or major accidents of their families’ breadwinners. The partnership began in January this year, in conjunction with the launch of McDonald’s X LINE Plush Collectibles, where customers were given the option of donating their meals to the beneficiaries when purchasing the plush collectibles in stores. The donated meals, valued at S$5 each, will be distributed to the beneficiaries in the form of meal vouchers by June.
“When a family is hit by tragedy – the lighter moments for the children and the parents too, are often the first to go. We at Compassion Fund, hope this bringing in the Lunar New Year with Ronald McDonald, gives back some of those important family moments!” said Mrs Kay Iswaran, Director, Compassion Fund Ltd.
“We sometimes forget that there are others amongst us, who may not have the privilege of enjoying simple moments – such as a traditional Chinese New Year reunion dinner with their families. At McDonald’s, we have always been looking at bringing simple love and joy to the community we serve. We hope that the Prosperity Reunion Dinner and the meal donations will bring some smiles to these families as we welcome the Lunar New Year”, said Mr. Robert Hunghanfoo, Managing Director of McDonald’s Singapore.
As part of the McDonald’s Cares Programme, McDonald’s employees will also be volunteering to give back to the community through various corporate and restaurant-led activities this year.
Other highlights of the Prosperity Reunion Dinner evening also included performances by Ronald McDonald where he brought laughter and joy with his signature magic show and Erhu recital. There was also face painting and instant Chinese New Year themed family reunion photos for the beneficiaries to mark the joyous occasion.