RMHC® McHappy Day

RMHC® McHappy Day

RMHC® McHappy Day

This year McHappy Day is on Saturday, 18th October 2014 and Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) are calling on all Australians to get behind the big day to help raise more than $3 million for the charity – the equivalent of providing 23,000 families with a night of accommodation in a Ronald McDonald House.

All funds raised on McHappy Day go directly to RMHC to ensure it can continue providing much needed programs and services for seriously ill children and their families through programs such as Ronald McDonald House that provides families with a home-away-from-home while their child undergoes treatment for serious illness at a nearby hospital, which they’d otherwise need to pay for.

There are currently 14 Ronald McDonald Houses in Australia, but sadly hundreds of families are turned away each month as there aren’t enough rooms to accommodate them all. The funds raised through McHappy Day are used to help these Houses expand in order to help more families stay close during these challenging times.
Funds raised on the day also go towards other RMHC programs including Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, the Ronald McDonald Learning Program and the Ronald McDonald Family Retreats program.

McDonald’s restaurants across the country will be a hub of activity on McHappy Day, as crew transform their restaurants with plenty of fun activities for the whole family. A number of Australian celebrities will also be donning their McHappy Day hats on the day to help raise awareness and funds across Australia.
It’s easy for people to get behind the day and contribute by simply:

·        Visiting one of McDonald’s 920 restaurants on Saturday 18th October and making a donation into one of the fundraising buckets or by buying a Big Mac ($2 from every sale will go to RMHC)

·        Purchasing a Helping Hand for $1 at a McDonald’s restaurant from 1st – 18th October 2014

·        Going online to donate at www.rmhc.org.au/mchappyday


·        What: Ronald McDonald House Charities’ McHappy Day

·        When: All day - Saturday, 18th October 2014

·        Why: RMHC’s biggest annual fundraising event to help families with seriously ill kids

·        Where: All McDonald’s 920 restaurants Australia-wide



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