McHAPPY DAY GUESTS RAISE OVER $104,000!
On Wednesday May 2nd , McDonald’s restaurants, guests and local communities helped raise more than $104,000 in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC NL) Newfoundland and Labrador and other children’s charities. Funds raised on McHappy Day, a one-day fundraising event, will help the hundreds of families, supported by RMHC NL each year, stay together as their child receives medical treatment and care far from home.
“The outpouring of generosity and support from McDonald’s guests and our local community on one of the happiest days of the year – McHappy Day! – continues to amaze us,” said Annette Godsell, Executive Director, RMHC NL. “Every dollar raised will help us keep families with a sick child close – close to one another and close to the care their child needs. For families staying at our House, this can mean being able to share meals together, having movie nights as a family, or even being able to share a kiss goodnight. Simply put, we could not be there for our families without your support – thank you!”
McHappy Day continues to play a large role in providing Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador with the funds needed to support our House and the families we serve. Since McHappy Day was first celebrated in 1977, McDonald’s Canada, its franchisees and generous guests, have contributed nearly $66 million for Ronald McDonald Houses and local Canadian children’s charities.
On McHappy Day, McDonald’s® donates $1 from every Big Mac® sandwich, Happy Meal® and Hot McCafé® beverage sold in its restaurants to Ronald McDonald Houses and other children’s charities across the country. Come out and support!
McHappy Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the giving that McDonald’s Owner/Operators and Restaurant teams provide all year to Ronald McDonald House, from 10 cent Happy Meal, coin box, volunteering and additional donations.
We look forward to seeing you at a local McDonald’s restaurant at next year’s event on Wednesday May 8, 2019 to help celebrate McHappy Day and Keeping Families Close!!