As part of its ongoing commitment to bring communities together, McDonald’s Qatar organized a series of “Gathering of Hope” events to celebrate and capture the ethos of the Holy Month of Ramadan. As part of the new initiative, McDonald’s Qatar hosted a series of iftar gatherings with its fervent customers together with the children and residents of Rumailah Hospital Children’s Rehabilitation Center at McDonald’s Airport Branch on July 4, Qatar Society Rehabilitation of Special Needs at McDonald’s Markiya branch on July 9 and the Rumailah Hospital Psychiatric Department at McDonald’s Al Sadd branch on the evening of July 10, 2014.
Team members from McDonald’s Qatar welcomed the customers and families of the children with special needs and celebrated the gatherings with a host of fun and engaging activities over iftar at their selected branches. The guests were treated to a range of special programs put together by the highly adored McDonald’s characters who entertained the kids and surprised them with gifts and giveaways that further added to the celebrations. .
Mr. Kamal Saleh AlMana, Managing Director of AlMana Restaurants & Food Co., the owner and operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Qatar said: “The ‘Gathering for Hope’ initiative furthers our commitment to social and humanitarian issues in Qatar and we consider it our good fortune to be able to host these inspiring kids and celebrate the auspicious month with them. We are committed to giving back to our community and supporting the children and adults with special needs in an environment that reflects the spirit of the holy month and encourages sharing and caring for all. The entire family at McDonald’s Qatar came together to welcome our customer and these special guests in high spirits and spread the message of solidarity and brotherhood in line with our principles to bring about positive change in our society.”