Today, Canadians from coast-to-coast – including the Peace region - can participate in the 27th McHappy Day, McDonald's Canada's annual community charitable initiative.
Throughout the entire day, a portion of the proceeds from every menu item sold at participating restaurants will support Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), and other local children's charities.
McHappy Day is a time honoured tradition for civic and community leaders to lend their time and join McDonald’s at their local restaurant location.
"We're excited to welcome McDonald's guests today to participate in McHappy Day in-person, at our Drive-Thru or via delivery, and help more families with sick children across our communities" said Jacques Mignault, President and CEO of McDonald's Canada.
"McHappy Day wouldn't be a success without the work and passion that our crews and franchisees put in every day, for that, we cannot thank them enough."
While it wasn't possible to host McHappy Day in 2020 due to the pandemic, this year guests will have more ways to make an impact:
• For the first time, a portion of the proceeds from every food and beverage item sold all day long will support RMHC programs across Canada and local children's charities
• For a $2 donation, guests can purchase a McHappy Day Digital Heart in-restaurant, while supplies last, and receive a "thank you" video from a Canadian athlete, celebrity, or RMHC family. Guests can also donate $5 to add a pair of exclusive McHappy Day x Peace Collective socks to any Extra Value Meal order, while supplies last
• Guests can support by purchasing their favourite foods in-restaurant, through the McDonald's app, via the Drive-Thru and McDelivery® through Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes and DoorDash with free delivery on orders $12 or more (before taxes and fees; see the applicable app for details)
• Can't make it to McHappy Day? Guests can 'Round up for RMHC' on any order at participating restaurants to support RMHC all year long or visit rmhc.ca to make a donation
Despite the pandemic last year, the RMHC stayed pen to support more than 11,600 families in 2020, providing more than 80,000 nights in accommodations for families.