McDonald’s donates to local schools

McDonald’s donates to local schools

YUMA, Ariz. – Thirty-two schools between Yuma and Imperial counties raised more than $15,000 through one of McDonald’s charity programs in February.

School principals and teachers “worked” at the local fast food locations as part of McTeacher’s Night. They greeted customers and worked registers. As part of the fund raiser a portion of the money made during the event will benefit all 32 schools.

Families, students and school supporters tipped school staff, who worked for periods of two hours, helping the fund raiser.

O.C. Johnson Elementary and Yuma Lutheran tied to win the Yuma challenge, while Phil D. Swing Elementary won the Imperial Valley Challenge by raising the most money. The three schools received an additional $1,000 from the local franchise owners for winning the challenge in their individual counties.


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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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