Imperial Valley McDonald’s McTeacher’s night challenge raises $5,700 for local schools

File Photo: Hidalgo Principal David Ramos greeted each guest at the McDonald’s Brawley Store as his school hoped to also win the additional $1000 award for most food sold during their two hour stint.

Myron D. Witter Wins Imperial Valley Challenge, Receives Additional $1,000 Donation

BRAWLEY, CA – Imperial Valley schools are “lovin’ it!”
Calexico McDonald’s restaurants owned by Jose Leon and El Centro and Brawley McDonald’s restaurants owned by Abelardo Martinez raised more than $5,700 for Imperial Valley schools.


El Centro, Brawley and Calexico McDonald’s restaurants hosted a month-long McTeacher’s Night Challenge in February for 14 Imperial Valley schools.


Imperial Valley schools participating included: Sunflower, Martin Luther King, Jefferson Rockwood, Kennedy Gardens, Dool, Miguel Hildago, Myron D. Witter, J. W. Oakley, Mains, Blanche Charles, Phil D. Swing, Dogwood, Desert Garden and Imagine School.


Myron D. Witter Elementary won the Imperial Valley McTeacher’s Night Challenge raising the most money with its fundraiser and received an additional $1,000 donation from McDonald’s owners Jose Leon and Abelardo Martinez.


As part of McTeacher’s Night, a portion of McDonald’s sales during a two-hour period benefited each school. The school’s principal and teachers “worked” at McDonald’s greeting customers, working the registers. Families of students and local school supporters visited McDonald’s and tipped their teachers to help raise funds.


“We were delighted to bring this McTeacher’s Night Challenge to Imperial Valley and work with our local schools to raise money for education,” said Jose Leon and Abelardo Martinez, McDonald’s owners. “We take great pride as local business owners in giving back to our community.”