McDonald’s restaurants in North Bay and Sturgeon Falls raised just over $12,000 this year for McHappy Day. The funds will support the North Bay Regional Health Centre’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit, and the Ronald McDonald House in Toronto. This year marked the 24th McHappy Day, a national fundraiser held in more than 1,400 McDonald’s restaurants across Canada. On this day, $1 from every Big Mac sandwich, Happy Meal and McCafé beverage sold went to benefit local children’s charities across the country.
Local McDonald’s Owner Brad Haines says they’re proud to be continuing their long-standing support of local charities. Haines says this day is a true celebration of the power of community, and added it was great to have so much support from guests and volunteers. He says this year they had a record sales day in the local market, which resulted in a record amount of funds raised on McHappy Day.