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McHappy Day raises record-breaking $8.9M

McDonald’s Canada is proud to share the results of this year’s McHappy Day efforts as another record-breaking year of support rolls in.

This year, McDonald’s guests, franchisees and crew showed up like no other, helping to rally support and raise over $8.9M for Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada (RMHC Canada ) and other local children’s charities in Canada.

The immense support from this year’s event helped make the 30th McHappy Day here in Canada worthy of celebration for another reason. Thanks to all the support, McHappy Day has officially surpassed $100 million raised since the first event in Canada in 1977.

Michèle Boudria, President and CEO at McDonald’s Canada, expressed gratitude saying, “We are overwhelmed by the incredible support we received during McHappy Day this year as we surpassed $100M raised over the past 30 McHappy Day events. McHappy Day has a profound impact on families and children across Canada and would not be possible without the generosity of our guests, crew and franchisees who make this day so special.”

The funds raised on McHappy Day go directly towards providing essential services, supporting families staying at RMHC Houses and Family Rooms across Canada including accommodations, food programming, mental health and wellness support, and so much more while their child is receiving medical treatment at a nearby hospital.

“RMHC is an essential pillar of support for families with sick children across Canada, with programs and services that provide a sense of community, remove barriers, strengthen families and promote healing when children need healthcare, far from home. And with 4 out 5 families unable to access support due to lack of space, RMHC has never been more needed than it is today. Thanks to the generous support of McDonald’s Canada, restaurant teams, and guests on McHappy Day and every day,  RMHC can continue caring for families across Canada so they can focus on what matters most – their sick child.” said Kate Horton, President and CEO at RMHC Canada.

In addition to supporting RMHC on McHappy Day, McDonald’s Canada together with its independent franchisees, restaurant teams and guests, extends its support year-round through mechanics like Round Up, self-order kiosk and coin box donations, and by directing a portion of the proceeds from every Happy Meal and RMHC Cookie sold to support families staying with RMHC in communities across Canada.

 

Photo: Local McDonald’s franchise owners Marcia and Todd Finlayson and area VIPs celebrate McHappy Day.

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