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McDonald’s Saipan thanks teachers and educators

(Press Release) — In celebration of National Teachers Appreciation Week, McDonald’s of Saipan expressed its gratitude by offering a free cup of hot coffee to all teachers and educators this week.

Le’ah Murphy, Koblerville Elementary School teacher, smiles after receiving her cup of coffee from McDonald’s Middle Road.  - Photo courtesy of Le’ah Murphy

From May 6 to May 10, teachers and educators were able to redeem a free small hot coffee from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at McDonald’s Middle Road and from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at McDonald’s in Garapan. No purchase is necessary.

“The purpose of launching this promotion was to express our gratitude to all of our teachers and educators. They play a key role in educating and inspiring our kids to learn, grow and give back to their community. What most people don’t see are all the personal sacrifices that teachers and educators make to keep classes ongoing, especially during difficult times (due to natural disasters or financial difficulties),” says Mable A. Glenn of McDonald’s of Saipan.

Marcia Ayuyu, owner/operator of McDonald’s of Saipan, added that “this is a way of showing our teachers that we appreciate their hard work in the classroom. To teachers in the CNMI, we appreciate all that you do. This program is a way of saying “thank you.”

During the week, teachers from around the island have expressed their gratitude to McDonald’s for the thoughtful recognition:

• “Mornings are tough for educators, we know we have so much to do and we have so much on our minds because of the students we serve. McDonald’s made it easier this week with one less thing to think of, a cup of coffee for free! I’m thrilled they are just as thankful for us serving our community and show it in their excellent service! The cup and smiles made my day and encouraged me to do my best all over again today.”

— Le’ah Murphy, 5th grade teacher for Koblerville Elementary School. Murphy is also an ed tech teacher, member of the PSS Aspiring Leaders Cohort 2 and a member of the Pacific Century Fellows Class of 2019.

• “I love it when companies and small businesses show unending support for our stakeholders, our community and most especially our educators. No matter what they provide from painting and continuously maintaining buss stops to giving away free coffee, we are thankful for them. That’s why I’d like to say ‘Thank you, McDonald’s’ for always supporting our students, teachers, and educators!”

Karen Echon Camacho, Saipan Southern High School teacher and NHS advisor.

• “Much appreciation for your thoughts and gift in showing gratitude for the great things our teachers do. Recognizing our teacher’s dedication to teaching and learning helps in showing outwardly that what they do is noticed and appreciated. For this, we thank you!”

— Barbara K. Merfalen, vice principal, Mount Carmel School.

• “It takes a village and a community to raise a child. It takes a dedicated company like McDonald’s to help our students with scholarships, beautification projects and support for educators. Thank you McDonald’s for an amazing treat!”

— Arisa Sakai, Saipan Southern High School teacher

About McDonald’s

of Guam & Saipan

McDonald’s of Guam & Saipan, locally owned and operated by franchisees Joe & Marcia Ayuyu, is the leading food service restaurant chain in the Mariana Islands. First opened in 1993, the organization includes eight McDonald’s restaurants, two on Saipan and six on Guam. In 2016, the Ayuyus acquired all McDonald’s restaurants on Guam and the company remains one of the largest employers in the Mariana Islands.