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$95K donated to Muskegon-area organizations, thanks to drive-thru receptacles

The money was collected from McDonald's customers from around the country who put money in donation boxes.

MUSKEGON, Mich. - You know that extra change you throw into the Ronald McDonald House receptacles when going through the drive-thru? It really does help the community!

On Monday, Dec. 10, three Muskegon-area organizations received $95,000 in donations.

The money will be split between Kids’ Food Basket, West Michigan Symphony and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore.

The money was collected from McDonald's customers from around the country who put money in those donation boxes.

"This gift will be supporting the Link Up program that enables children to come and actually play along with the symphony," said Andrew Buelow, Executive Director of West Michigan Symphony.

Lisa Hegenbart, the Executive Director Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore added, "This money is going to be a tremendous boost for our organization to be able to support both our current and new big and little matches to make the difference in the lives of hundreds of kids in our local community."

The Kids’ Food Basket will use the money to provide sack suppers to more than 1,000 Muskegon-area school children each weekday.

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