This year McHappy Day will be celebrated on Saturday 9th November 2013 and McDonalds are calling on all Australians to get involved. The long running charity campaign is aiming to raise $3.4 million so that Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) can continue to provide much needed programs and services for seriously ill children and their families. McDonald’s Restaurants across the country will be a hub of activity on McHappy Day, as restaurants are transformed with plenty of fun activities for the whole family. A variety of Australian celebrities will also be donning their McHappy Day hat on the day to help out across Australia.
Now in its 23rd year, McHappy Day has raised over $20 million for RMHC, with funds going towards building new Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, Ronald McDonald Family Retreats and providing more sources for the Ronald McDonald Learning Program. The 14 Houses currently provide more than 85,000 families with a home-away-from-home while their child undergoes treatment for a serious illness at a nearby hospital. This year’s fundraising target would equate to providing over 25,000 families with a nights accommodation at Ronald McDonald House.
Participating is easy – simply drop into any McDonald’s restaurant to make a donation or buy a Big Mac, with $2 from every Big Mac sale going directly to RMHC. McDonalds on West Terrace in the city will have The Block’s Phil and Amity helping out between 12pm and 1pm and children can have their face painted between 10am and 2pm.
For those who cannot make it on the day, donations can also be made via the McHappy Day website.
What: McHappy Day
When: Saturday, November 9 2013
Where: All McDonald’s Restaurants (Australia-wide)
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