Hoffman Estates | Eisenhower Junior High School students gave their teachers an A-plus on their fundraising efforts to support local education and their community.

Twenty fun-loving teachers from Eisenhower Junior High School in Hoffman Estates volunteered on Wednesday, April 3rd, at the Hoffman Estates McDonald’s located on Higgins Road, where they served students and their families in a fundraiser for their school. The highlights of the night were appearances by student band and orchestra members led by teachers Mark Boekenhauer and Amanda Martin. The restaurant was packed with students and parents that were amazed by the students’ performances – Eisenhower Junior High is loaded with talent!

Heather Wilson, Principal, and Amy Houlihan, Assistant Principal, were at the event the entire night mingling with the families and doing various jobs at McDonald’s. Ashleigh Lewandowski worked the drive-thru window with expert McDonald’s employee Sheriff Elaasar, collecting donations and delivering orders. The apple pie box was worn enthusiastically by Heather Wilson and Nina Gdowski, while Lisa Hehn and Amy Houlihan sold pies the entire night and did a fabulous job raising funds for the school!

The proceeds from the sale of 200 pies, donated by McDonald’s Owner-Operator, David Bear, went directly to benefit the students. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the McTeacher’s Night sales were donated directly to Eisenhower Junior High, which plans to use that money to fund inspirational student assemblies throughout the year, focusing on happiness, social, and emotional learning. 

The Eisenhower Junior High community has an amazing network of support for their school, McDonald’s was busy the entire evening!

David Bear, Owner-Operator of the Hoffman Estates McDonald’s, and the Bear Family were delighted to participate in this worthy cause for education and the community. 

“McTeacher’s Night is part of McDonald’s larger commitment to education and other important initiatives supporting families and the local community,” Bear said. 

“We are proud to serve the families of the Eisenhower community through the McTeacher’s Night event.  In addition to helping provide financial support for our local schools, we help students feel connected to their school, their teachers and their sense of community.”

Bear donated a case of apple pies to the school for sale at the event.  Inspired by the success of McTeacher’s Night, the Bear family has set their sights on partnering with other schools in the area.

“The teachers and families who supported this event are the fabric that strengthens our community,” Bear said. 

The Eisenhower Junior High School McTeacher’s Night was courtesy of the Bear Family Restaurants and McDonald’s Owner-Operator, David Bear. Like us on Facebook and visit our Bear Website. 

For more information about events provided by the Hoffman Estates McDonald’s, please contact Community Relations Manager Melissa Thorsen at melissa@bearcomgmt.com