Michael L. Hopkins, Superintendent
31 Wakefield St.
Rochester, NH 03867
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Rochester Schools Partner With McDonald’s to Raise Money for Elementary Band Program
ROCHESTER — Superintendent Michael L. Hopkins is pleased to announce that Rochester schools have partnered with McDonald’s to raise money for the city’s youngest musicians.
The Napoli Group, which owns the McDonald’s at 291 North Main St., will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from its sales on June 8-10 to the Rochester’s elementary school band program. The fundraiser is part of an ongoing celebration of the restaurant’s recent renovation.
“We are very appreciative of the Napoli Group and our local McDonald’s, as they continually support our students,” Assistant Superintendent Kyle Repucci said. “It is wonderful to have such an amazing partner in our city.”
The proceeds of the fundraiser will be used to invest in the loaner instruments that the schools make available to students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford one of their own. This summer, the money raised will be used to clean, sterilize and repair the loaners so they can be reassigned to students in the fall.
“We are so grateful for this generous donation so that we can provide instruments for all of our well deserving Rochester students,” Director of Music Joanne Houston said.
“Since 2009, the McDonald’s in Rochester have enjoyed a tremendous partnership with the Rochester Elementary Band. Given that longstanding relationship, we thought it was fitting to join together in celebration of the Grand Re-opening of our McDonald’s located at 291 North Main Street” said Sal Napoli. “We are as dedicated as ever to being involved in the communities we serve, and are proud to give back to our neighbors through partnerships like this one to benefit the Rochester Elementary Band.”