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McTeacher's Nights raise money for local schools

Events at McDonald's in the region feature local teachers and principals and help schools raise money.

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Sarah Lindenfeld Hall

I'm going to add this idea as another good alternative to students selling wrapping paper or brick-a-brack to raise money for schools.

While it's nothing new (and I'm a bit late to the game on these events), local McDonald's have been holding McTeacher's Nights since Oct. 5. Students can watch their teachers and principals make dinner or man the cash register to raise money for local schools. The events have raised more than $550,000 for local schools in the past eight years.

Many events are still scheduled through this week and into next month. Click here for the details to find out if your school is on the list or if you live near one of the McDonald's.
Many other restaurants in the area have offered fundraisers like this to support the schools in their area. Just from my brief experience as the parent of a kindergartner, I know about events at Chick-fil-As and Pronto Pasta in Raleigh, which has hosted fundraising nights for four schools since it opened four months ago and has plans for three more.

If your school or restaurant offers something like this, how has it worked for you?

(And as an update, the school fundraiser that I wrote about earlier where parents just donated money was a success at my daughter's school!)

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