McDonald's employees participated in a statewide community cleanup April 27 in all 75 McDonald's Restaurants of Hawaii communities.
The event, which occurred simultaneously within a two-block radius of each McDonald's restaurant on Maui, the Big Island, Kauai and Oahu, included trash and litter pickup and a total of 750 service hours by more than 375 McDonald's employees.
The "My McDonald's, My Community" cleanup event was conducted in support of Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful Day, a statewide volunteer event hosted by Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful, the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.
"On behalf of Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful, we commend McDonald's Restaurants of Hawaii - from their in-store efforts to their off-site cleanups - for their environmental stewardship in continuing their commitment to build and sustain vibrant communities," said Dan Goodfellow, president of Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful. "We would like to encourage all interested volunteers to join us and McDonald's in maintaining our beautiful islands through volunteer efforts this spring."
Throughout May, Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful will host volunteer events with service opportunities such as planting community trees and gardens, removing graffiti, reclaiming community amenities such as parks and playgrounds, cleaning up litter and debris from public lands, and hosting recycling and e-cycling drives. Interested volunteers can visit www.kab.org and click on "Hawaii" for a list of local events or email firstname.lastname@example.org.