The funds will go towards providing much-needed support for families with sick children, helping to keep them close to each other and the medical care their child needs.
By purchasing their favourite food and beverage items in-restaurant, at the Drive-Thru, through the McDonald’s app, and through McDelivery, to buying merch from the McDonald’s Canada x Peace Collective collection, Canadians stepped up to help raise crucial funds for families in need.
Across the country, one in four Canadians has either stayed at a Ronald McDonald House or know someone who has, with the organization supporting up to 554 families every night.
The funds raised on McHappy Day help support families like the Mitropoulos’ from Georgetown, who have spent 216 nights at Ronald McDonald House Toronto while their child underwent critical care at a nearby children’s hospital.
McHappy Day is just one of the many ways McDonald’s Canada gives back to the communities it serves.
To learn more about the company’s commitment to feeding and fostering communities, visit mcdonalds.ca.
People across the country can continue supporting RMHC in their community all year-round in the following ways:
- Extended by popular demand, Canadians can still purchase McDonald’s Canada x Peace Collective collection of tees, sweatshirts and more, featuring iconic McDonaldland® characters while supplies last. A portion of the proceeds from every sale supports RMHC and families with sick children across Canada. Visit Peace-Collective.com.
- All year, guests can support RMHC in various ways at participating restaurants, including donating at the kiosk or coin boxes, ‘Round up for RMHC’ on any order, and through the purchase of Happy Meals and RMHC Cookies
- Making an online donation to an RMHC program or setting up a fundraiser any time at https://www.rmhccanada.ca/donate.
- McHappy Day is McDonald’s Canada’s largest charity-driven program. Since the first Ronald McDonald House opened its doors in Toronto, Canada in 1981, McDonald’s fundraising programs like McHappy Day have helped RMHC support nearly 450,000 families across Canada.
- The 16 Ronald McDonald Houses and 17 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in Canada give families a place to stay together when they must travel for their sick child’s treatment.
- In an average year, RMHC supports over 26,000 families from more than 3,400 communities across Canada.
- Last year, McDonald’s Canada set a goal to donate over $70 million to RMHC by 2026. This will help to nearly double the number of bedrooms for families across Canada over the next 10 years (2022-2032).