This Chinese New Year, McDonald’s will be giving back to the community by sharing the joy of prosperity across Singapore through donations to the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) and festive surprise visits to old folk’s homes.

With the return of the popular McDonald’s Prosperity Special Meal, Prosperity Twister Meal and Prosperity Extra Value Meal, McDonald’s will be donating 10 cents from the sale of each Prosperity meal between 1 January to 31 January 2013. All proceeds will go to MINDS where it will be used to help residents of the MINDS Children’s Wing with their therapy, social and welfare needs.

The signature Beef Prosperity Burger will be available in restaurants from 1 January 2013 and the Chicken Prosperity Burger will be available from 24 January 2013. Both burgers will then be available till 20 February 2013 (whilst stocks last). Customers can look forward to savouring juicy, tender beef or chicken in spicy black pepper sauce, topped with fresh onions for that festive, feisty bite.

Prosperity Special Meal 福气特餐 at $8.35 comprises:

  • Beef or Chicken Prosperity Burger® 牛肉 / 鸡肉 福气汉堡
  • Twister Fries (Large) 扭扭薯条
  • Prosperity McFizz (16oz) 福气泡泡

The Beef and Chicken Prosperity Burger is also available as part of an Extra Value Meal at just $7.20 with Medium Fries and 16oz Soft Drink.

Customers who wish to make their own donations to MINDS can also do so at donation boxes specially set up in 20 selected McDonald’s restaurants at: Ang Moh Kio Park, Ang Moh Kio, North Point, Causeway Point, Yishun Safra, Harbourfront Centre, Springleaf Tower, Great World City, United Square, PSA Building, Kallang, Bedok Interchange, Tampines Mall, Tampines Central 1, Bendemeer, Jurong Central Park, King Albert Park, Lot One, Jurong Point and Choa Chu Kang 62 (Near Yew Tee MRT).

Last year, McDonald’s raised some $60,000 for MINDS through similar initiatives. It hopes to raise $60,000 this year as well.

Bringing prosperity to the community 

In addition to helping the children, McDonald’s staff volunteers will be visiting old folk’s homes across Singapore where they will debut McDonald’s very own ‘Prosperity lion dance troupe’. The troupe will be visiting five Orange Valley Homes between 21 to 31 January. Whilst the troupe entertains the elderly, staff volunteers will be spending time with the elderly and providing food items to the homes and giving out gifts in the spirit of giving back to the community this Chinese New Year.

These initiatives are part of McDonald’s Cares programme, a long-term volunteer programme championed by McDonald’s staff. In 2012, 12 volunteering activities were organised, chalking up 1575 volunteer hours over the year.

About McDonald’s Restaurants 

In Singapore, McDonald’s has a network of 125 restaurants island-wide, fourteen Drive-Thrus, over 30 dessert kiosks and over 40 McCafé outlets.

McDonald’s is the first in the industry to offer super-convenience with McDelivery 24/7TM (online ordering available, 24 hours Drive-Thrus, 24 hours dining at a majority of restaurants daily or on weekends (Fridays, Saturdays and eve of Public Holidays) and Breakfast from 4am.

McDonald’s employs 8,500 people in Singapore and serves more than 6 million customers every month. It is the recipient of the Aon Hewitt Best Employer award in 2007 (Singapore), 2009 (Singapore & Asia) and 2011 (Singapore & Asia) and the national Service Excellence award in 2008.

In 2011, McDonald’s received recognition for its green efforts winning four Green Mark for Restaurants certifications by the Building & Construction Authority. This includes the first ever Platinum Green Mark award for its restaurant at Jurong Central Park.

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About MINDS 

The Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) was founded in May 1962 under the name of Singapore Association for Retarded Children (SARC). A group of philanthropists saw the need to provide equal opportunities for children with intellectual disabilities to receive education and later, to be integrated as contributing and responsible citizens in Singapore.

Beginning with a single classroom of 26 children in 1962, MINDS has grown to be one of the oldest and largest Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWO) in Singapore. MINDS’ services include four special education schools, three sheltered workshops, three day activity centres and a multi-service residential facility catering to the needs of persons with moderate to severe intellectual disability from the ages of 7 to elderly. To date, MINDS serves about 2,400 clients in the 11 facilities located island-wide and has received strong support from various funding bodies, the community, corporations and individuals. It is their vision to grow and become a world-class VWO that advances the development, well-being and aspirations of persons with intellectual disability and their integration back into society.