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McHappy Day 2015


On Wednesday May 6th, there was an amazing movement happening across the whole country. Our friends at McDonald’s and community members took a break to show their support and celebrate McHappy Day.

Every single day of the year McDonald’s supports Ronald McDonald House Charities® Atlantic through the 10 Cent Happy Meal and Coin Box Program.  But on McHappy Day, they take that extra step.  $1 from every Big Mac, Happy Meal and Hot McCafe Beverage that is sold goes to children’s charities such as ours.

The Crew at the restaurants put their heart and soul into making this day special for everyone who walked through the doors. They decorated with balloons and streamers, collected items for raffles and auctions and entertained their customers with face-painting, contests and activities. They invited volunteers to help out for the day – behind the drive-thru, selling red shoes, or working behind the counter. The crew did a great job of taking these volunteers under their wings for the day. It is the biggest day of the year for them – and they went all out!

This year we participated in a nation-wide competition amongst all Ronald McDonald Houses across the country to take and Tweet the most photos using our “Selfie Photo Frame”.  Our staff, volunteers, friends and McDonald’s crews certainly stepped up to the challenge!  Hundreds of photos were taken using the cheerful frames and capturing countless smiles. It was a great way to involve all of the customers in support of the House and to create excitement online.

The day was made even more special by our friends at Dartmouth Crossing McDonald’s who invited our families to come out for a free breakfast.  A bus provided by Ambassatours picked up our families at the House and dropped them off for breakfast!  Celebrities such as Ronald McDonald and Premier Stephen McNeil showed up for the big event and made the morning that much more special for the families.

Whether it was a hug from Ronald McDonald, a quiet breakfast with the family, a Selfie photo with the Premier, or a chance to work the drive-thru – our community found a way to get involved and showed their support for our families!