Thursday, May 19, 2022

$33,491 raised in Chatham-Kent for McHappy Day 2022

A total of $33,491.84 was raised in Chatham-Kent for McHappy Day.

The annual fundraiser, in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and other local children’s charities across Canada, was held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

“We live in such an amazing community,” Deadra Kilbride, administrative assistant for McDonald’s in Chatham and Wallaceburg, told the Sydenham Current.

Locally, the family of Seth Nottley, a Port Lambton student, was promoting McHappy Day in the community.

Seth’s grandma, Wallaceburg’s Sheila Harris, told the Sydenham Current that the Ronald McDonald House helped her grandson when he was in the hospital.

Prior to the fundraiser, Dana Haggith caught up with Harris was an interview. Listen, below:

McDonald’s Canada officials say McHappy Day is one of the most important days of the year – where franchisees, restaurant teams, crew and guests come together to support communities and families, who are at the heart of who they are and what they do.

McHappy Day is McDonald’s Canada’s largest charity-driven program.

Since its inception in 1977, McHappy Day has helped RMHC support more than 436,000 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 have to travel for their sick child’s treatment.

In an average year, RMHC supports over 26,000 families from more than 3,400 communities.

Every day, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited, their independent franchisees, and guests, support Ronald McDonald House families by purchasing Happy Meals and RMHC Cookies, as well as through coin box and kiosk donations, McDonald’s Canada officials added.

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