McHappy Day: Three reasons to celebrate

April 18, 2019
Join us for McHappy Day on Wednesday, May 8!
Larissa and Dylan
McDonald’s restaurants are gearing up for McHappy Day on Wed. May 8, 2019. On this day, $1 from the sale of every Big Mac, Happy Meal and hot McCafé beverage will support Ronald McDonald Houses and other local children's charities.

Watch the McHappy Day video.
 
Larissa Hrycyshyn and her son, Dylan, share three reasons why you should support RMHC families like theirs on McHappy Day:


 
  1. You are giving families with seriously ill children a place to call home. Last year, 719 families stayed at our House while their child underwent treatment. Many families, like Larissa and Dylan, feel like they are at home while they stay at our House. “It’s my Toronto house, I love it here!” says Dylan.
     
  2. You are providing families with more than just a place to stay. RMHC Toronto provides compassionate hospitality to help families carry the burden they are facing. The House offers first-class facilities like a kitchen with a common pantry and fridge, a media centre and a library – all that have been thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of families. “The House is a great place to rest and feel comfortable when dealing with a tragedy,” says Larissa.
     
  3. You are helping families cope together. The 81 families staying at our House can all relate to having a child with a serious illness. “I get a feeling of warmth when I see a familiar face and form a connection with another family. I know I’m not alone,” says Larissa.
Help us support families like Larissa and Dylan and celebrate McHappy Day with us on Wed., May 8, 2019.

Check out the photo gallery from last year's event.