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The Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation received a donation of $11,974.50 from the McDonald’s of Greater Scranton that will grant additional tuition assistance to students attending one of the 20 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Scranton.

The McDonald’s in Old Forge was one of the participating restaurants.

Kicking off at the beginning of the national Catholic Schools Week and ending in mid-February, 15 McDonald’s locations donated to the foundation a portion of every payment for a large order of French fries.

School families, friends, neighbors and co-workers, visited one of the participating locations during the eligibility period to add an order of large fries, knowing every purchase directly impacted a student and their family.

Every year, the Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation grants tuition assistance to more than 1,000 families attending the four high schools and 16 elementary schools. Last year, families received more than $1.2 million in tuition assistance, with most scholarships ranging between $500 and $2,500.