McDonald’s is teaming up with the 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle for their upcoming McDonald’s Gives Back Day on Tuesday, April 30th.

This initiative will see a portion of sales from participating McDonald’s locations in Amarillo, Canyon, Dumas, Dalhart, and Borger go towards supporting the nonprofit, which is dedicated to aiding families of certified peace officers and firefighters who are killed or injured in the line of duty.

Stephanie Khayat, McDonald’s marketing coordinator, emphasized the importance of this partnership, particularly in light of recent wildfires that have highlighted the risks first responders face in safeguarding our communities.

The 100 Club provides assistance to families and equips law enforcement and firefighting agencies with life-saving equipment that regular budgets may not cover. 

Suzanne Talley, Executive Director of the 100 Club, emphasized that every dollar raised directly benefits these first responders, whether through financial aid for families or the provision of essential equipment.

To support the 100 Club, individuals can simply visit any participating McDonald’s location in Amarillo, Canyon, Dumas, Dalhart, and Borger on Tuesday, April 30th.

Since the beginning of McDonald’s Gives Back Days in 2020, over $77,000 has been donated to various local non-profit organizations, including Amarillo Angels, Heal The City, The Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Opportunity School, Downtown Women’s Center, Turn Center, Wesley Community Center, High Plains Food Bank, Los Barrios de Amarillo, and Faith City Mission.

Story by Madelin Brooke.