CFN – Today is the 20th annual McHappy Day – the day when $1 from every Big Mac, Happy Meal and Hot McCafé beverage sold goes to Ronald McDonald House and other local children’s charities. 14 Ronald McDonald Houses currently serve over 10,000 families each year. By 2014 that support will grow to serving over 20,000 families in Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada. Locally, the Children’s Treatment Centre will receive 50% of the proceeds raised in our area. Manager Joe Flood told CFN that the goal is to raise $10,000 to be split between the two charities and that, thanks to great community response, the target should be met easily.
McDonald’s Canada franchise owners and employees are being joined by a variety of special guests. Rolling up their sleeves and going behind the counters, sports and media personalities, local dignitaries and entertainers are greeting and serving customers to raise money and help children in need across the country.
Over the busy supper hour, CFN’s Don Smith could be found operating cash at the first drive through window. He and other members of the local Sea Cadet 60th Anniversary Reunion Committee took up various positions alongside regular store staff. Monique Levac Branchaud was delivering customers’ meals at the second drive through window. John Bulloch kept the store clean and tidy throughout the day. And, Corps officer Chris Cochrane worked alongside the kitchen crew. Elaine Smith was our main photographer. Other Corps officers could be found at the Wal-Mart McDonald’s location.
For more information on the 60th Anniversary Reunion, please follow this LINK to our feature news article.