The 17th Annual Bells and Whistles Good Friday Fundraiser benefiting 100 Clubs of Central Texas kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs through lunchtime Friday, March 30.
The 100 Club helps families of first responders killed and critically injured in the line of duty.
From 11 a.m.-2 p.m., a percentage of the sales from all participating McDonald’s restaurants will be donated to local 100 Clubs.
During the 3-hour window, first responders are also behind the counter taking orders and they get a chance to interact with the community.
“The Austin Police Department could not be more appreciative of the support of McDonald’s and the 100 Club of Central Texas,” said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley. “This is a relationship that we cherish and an event that we look forward to participating in each and every year.”
In 2016, local McDonald’s restaurants raised $14,000 for The 100 Club of Central Texas.