McHappy Day returned to McDonald’s restaurants across Canada on September 22, and this year the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation will be receiving support from restaurants in Alliston and Angus.
McDonalds restaurants host McHappy Day every year and donates a portion of menu items sold it its restaurants to Ronald McDonald House Charities and other local children’s charities across the country.
This year, the restaurant will donate ten per cent of net sales for the day.
Since its inception in 1977, McDonald’s Canada and its franchises have contributed nearly $66 million for Ronald McDonald Houses and local Canadian children’s charities.
Alliston restaurant owner Rory MacKinnon is a long-time support of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation.
“McHappy Day has always been McDonald’s way to further support children and family charities,” Mr. MacKinnon said. “There is a real need now to support a modern hospital for our community’s future families.”
During the year, Mr. MacKinnon runs the McCafe Loyalty Card program at McDonald’s locations in Alliston and Angus.
Customers collect a stamp with each purchase of a hot beverage. Once the card is filled, customers can donate their “free” coffee back to the hospital.
“We are thrilled to welcome back McHappy Day for 2021, as a fortunate recipient of funds from Alliston and Angus McDonalds,” said Mary Thomas, Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation CEO. “We are especially grateful to Rory MacKinnon for his dedication to Stevenson Memorial Hospital, and look forward to another wonderful event on September 22.”
Each year more than 1,400 McDonald’s restaurants across the country celebrate McHappy Day, the company’s longest running and best-known national fundraising event.
Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times