It’s McHappy Day! The one day when calories from McDonald’s DON’T COUNT!
Today, $1 from every Big Mac sandwich, Happy Meal and hot McCafé beverage sold will go to local children’s charities such as Ronald McDonald Houses.
RMHC Canada is the national organization that supports Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms across the country, which provides families of sick children a home-away-from-home or a place of peace and calm within a hospital. McDonald’s Canada covers all of RMHC Canada’s administrative and operating costs, making it possible for 100 per cent of every directly donated dollar to go to Ronald McDonald Houses and their programs. For more information on RMHC Canada, visit: www.rmhc.ca.
(Good to know: McDonald’s Canada’s community involvement efforts are year long. Since 2004, the company has raised more than $36 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Canada by donating 10 cents from the sale of every Happy Meal.)
I was fortunate to attend the Grand Opening of the new Ronald McDonald House in Toronto last year. If you take away one thing from this post, hear this: the house is a sanctuary for families coping with a child’s illness. If you never walk through its doors, consider yourself blessed. And in the meantime, donate generously, please. Today, Canada’s Ronald McDonald Houses serve 10,000 families a year. By 2014, Canada’s Ronald McDonald Houses will serve 20,000 families a year.
And so on this guilt-free day, enjoy a Big Mac sandwich, Happy Meal and/or hot McCafé beverage!
Want to do more? Canadians can show their support of children in need and their families by texting MCHAPPY to 30333 to make a $5 donation to RMHC of Canada. A one-time donation of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill. One hundred per cent of the collected donations will go to RMHC of Canada.