McHappy Day helps children's charities

McHappy Day helps children's charities

McHappy Day helps children's charities

On Wednesday May 2nd for every Big Mac, Happy Meal or hot McCafé beverage purchased, $1 will be donated to RMHC and children's charities - in Williams Lake proceeds from McHappy Day will be split between the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre and RMHC.

May 2 marks the 25 year of McHappy Day.

"With a budget of over $500,000 a year and taking care of nearly 700 families a year, donations like this are crucial for us to be able to care for families with children in the hospital", said Anna Semonco, executive director of the Roanoke Ronald McDonald House.

"Every year, McHappy Day unites thousands of Canadians across the country in support of Ronald McDonald Houses and other local children's charities", says John Betts, President and CEO of McDonald's Canada.

Opened in Saskatoon in 1985, Saskatchewan's only Ronald McDonald House serves families from across the province due to its proximity to specialized services.

The organization helps house families of kids who are in the hospital. Last year's final tally between food and merchandise sales and donations netted just over $10,000 for Ronald McDonald House.

"It really supports our operational bottom line every year, it's something we can count on every year as we're not a government-funded agency, so it's great McDonald's can step up and help in some way shape or form" Forrester said.

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