McHappy Day

McHappy Day 2022 brings the smiles on May 11th! You won’t believe the impact of your donation dollars!

McHappy Day — tickle your toes and your tastebuds

What is McHappy Day?

Every year, McDonald’s® Canada franchisees and Crew across the country host McHappy Day, an annual day of community giving to support Ronald McDonald House Charities and other local children’s charities across Canada.

Who are you helping on McHappy Day?

In an average year, RMHC® supports more than 26,000 families from over 3,400 communities across Canada. Through 33 programs (16 Houses and 17 Family Rooms), across the country, we provide families with a place to stay together and close to their sick child in hospital. Since the first House opened in Toronto in 1981, RMHC Canada has helped over 436,000 families with sick children stay together.

How to support RMHC on McHappy Day

1. Order your faves on May 11 at McDonald’s or through the McDonald’s app. Can’t make it to a restaurant? Order McDelivery via Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes or DoorDash and receive a $0 delivery fee on a McDonald’s order of $15 (plus tax) or more!

2. For a limited time, purchase exclusive merch from Peace Collective.

3. Donate $2 at McDonald’s and you’ll receive a McHappy Day heart* with a special video message.

4. Buy a pair of McHappy Day socks* for $5+ tax at McDonald’s or though the McDonald’s app.

Ronald McDonald House keeps families together.

Imagine learning that your child is ill and you will need to travel to a different city to receive the medical care they need. In the midst of your worst nightmare as a parent, you must now also leave your home, your job and your support system. This is the reality for more than 70 per cent of Canadian families with seriously ill or injured children.

Helping is so easy! First things first: make your McHappy Day purchases!

Next, your car, truck, van, and SUV donations make care for these families possible. Since first partnering together in 2015, Donate a Car Canada has facilitated the donation of dozens of vehicles for RMH.

Donors from High Prairie, Crossfield, Sundre, Canmore, and beyond have gifted recycle-ready, and auctionable cars. One Rocky Mountain House donor donated 6 vehicles at one time!

Many donated vehicles are recycle-ready. These cars, trucks, motorcycles and holiday vehicles are priced based on an ever-fluctuating metal market. From time-to-time, a donor will give a donation that has re-sale potential. These vehicles are sold as-is to the highest bidder.

For example, one Yaris donated from Bragg Creek drew a donation of $989.30 to RMH!

Company vans. Trusty old Hondas. The net proceeds from the sale of each vehicle is sent to the charity at the end of the month. Moreover, no fees are ever charged to the charity. You will receive a tax receipt that reflects the amount that RMH receives from your vehicle donation.

How you can work with RMH to help the kiddos

Last year, 590 out-of-town families stayed at the Houses in Calgary and Red Deer. Additionally, 1,314 local families received health services through the RMH Care Mobile Program.

Give to Ronald McDonald House in other ways (not everyone has a donation-ready car sitting in the drive way!). McHappy Day treats and merch are one great way to participate. Or, ask them about their wish lists.  They may be looking for things like baking supplies, toiletries, recreation and craft materials. Furthermore, they appreciate pick-me-up gifts for their families.

Donated items help keep costs low. This ensures they can continue providing a home away from home for hundreds of families each year.

Of course, if you do have a car, truck, motorcycle, or some other unique 4-wheeled wonder to share, connect with DACC! We will take care of all of your donation particulars, ensuring your gift gets into the hands of the cause you care about.

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