McHappy Day a success

Staff ~ The Telegram
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The 17th McHappy Day in Newfoundland and Labrador can be deemed a tremendous success.
McDonald's restaurants around the province raised a total of $259, 016 to support Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador.
"We are thrilled with the success of this amazing event," said Gerry Beresford, chair of the board of directors.
"We'd like to extend a sincere thank-you to all of the McDonald's operators around the province, to all of their staff, their supporters and volunteers and of course to their customers for supporting this incredible event."
Across Newfoundland and Labrador $1 from the sale of every BigMac, McMuffin sandwich and Happy Meal sold was donated to Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador.
In addition, many restaurants held fundraising events leading up to McHappy Day.
Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador will offer a home-away-from-home for families from across Newfoundland and Labrador providing comfortable and affordable accommodations while their children receive care and treatment at the Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

Organizations: Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador, McDonald's

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Anonymous
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    My problem with this charity is that they require you to buy a 5 dollar sandwich (preferably an 8 dollar combo) before they'll give a dollar to the kids. Would it really kill McDonalds to pledge x amount of money whether they sell a single Big Mac today or not? Or perhaps just for one day to donate 100% of Big Mac proceeds?

  • lee
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    MacDonald's should commit a portion of each day's sales to the growing problem of childhood obesity in this province. One McHappy is pennies in comparison with the large scale health care costs that are associated with a population who survives on the unhealthy meals that MacDonald's offers it's customers. In other words, it's easy to donate one day of profits when during the other 364 days you are capitalizing on the poor health/ eating habits of the province.

  • Anonymous
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    My problem with this charity is that they require you to buy a 5 dollar sandwich (preferably an 8 dollar combo) before they'll give a dollar to the kids. Would it really kill McDonalds to pledge x amount of money whether they sell a single Big Mac today or not? Or perhaps just for one day to donate 100% of Big Mac proceeds?

  • lee
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    MacDonald's should commit a portion of each day's sales to the growing problem of childhood obesity in this province. One McHappy is pennies in comparison with the large scale health care costs that are associated with a population who survives on the unhealthy meals that MacDonald's offers it's customers. In other words, it's easy to donate one day of profits when during the other 364 days you are capitalizing on the poor health/ eating habits of the province.