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DAYTON – McDonald’s Restaurants of the Miami Valley is now accepting applications for the 2014 Make Activities Count (MAC) Grants program for local teachers.

Teachers with students in kindergarten through eighth grade in Ohio’s Miami Valley and the Richmond, Indiana, area can apply for up to $500 to enhance the learning experience of their students. Applications may be submitted online at www.mcohio.com/macgrants and are due by Sept. 29.

“Education plays a vital role in improving our community and creating a brighter future for children,” said Ed Donnelly, President, McDonald’s Restaurants of the Miami Valley. “The local McDonald’s restaurants have made a long-term commitment to our local teachers and students by continuing to support hands-on activities and creative learning, and we’re excited to reach the $500,000 mark this year for total grants awarded through the MAC Grants program.”

Over the past 11 years, McDonald’s has awarded more than $470,000 to more than 1,000 teachers for projects covering curriculum areas such as reading, science, history, music and more.

Recipients of 2014 MAC Grants will be notified by Oct. 22 and honored at a banquet in mid-November.

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