As much I would care less than I already do about planting although I’m a huge fan of greenery and flowers of all kinds; I was very much excited to take kid and participate in McDonald’s “Go Green” day which celebrates Earth Day as they usually do on annual basis. I’m totally not bluffing when I tell you that this is the first time I get to know of this activity although several other parties conduct the same but hey, Ronald’s in the equation and I would never miss on having Alma go bananas over him!
It was announced in local papers and I thank God for Google Maps (as well as the driver Nasser) who managed to pass over directions to Salwa Park (Block 11) where McDonald’s branch is and although it was pretty hot, there was a decent crowd. The crowd is so special and they are sweet, many organizations taking care of special needs children encourage these kids in ‘Earthly’ activities to embed sense of responsibility towards mother nature as well as engage them with the community after all, they are normal children who deserve to live and love life to the max. <3 so side by side with other kids from different schools, they all were on foot and hand to plant a small flower pot or a patch of green grass. “Go Green” is sponsored by The Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources as well as numerous special needs organizations and private schools.
As always, there’s a small team that acts like an army behind every McDoanld’s event; Need I add that they are all ladies, so utter respect goes to each and every single one of them for their contribution as well as dedication in translating their love to the society into fancy decorations, fun filled schedules as well as great ideas for attendees to enjoy their time.
Besides the planting, various stations were set offering different activities / hand crafts for the children i.e Design your pot, photobooth for pics etc..
Games and prizes + giveaways for kids
Jolly McDo staff doing their thaaaang for the crowd <3
Here comes Ronald <3 explaining to kids how to plant and soil
Alma planting <3 I got to plant myself as well and it was so much fun! Oh, and kids don’t let you help them they just loved it!
My baby with her baby
This girl has a seeeerious crush! <3
I got a souvenir from this day, I love love LOVE the design on the T-shirt!
I didn’t stay till the end where they had a cake sadly but I left very happy and thankful for what I have and even more appreciative of having Alma in my life..