2013-05-06 11-03-55 AMIt is that time of year again- McHappy Day is May 8th.

McHappy Day raises millions of dollars for Canadian children’s charities including Ronald McDonald House. Did you know over 10,000 Canadian families have stayed in one of the 14 houses across Canada in the past year? The largest house is here in Toronto and even has a school for the young children.

McDonald’s Canada covers all of the administrative and operating costs for Ronald McDonald House Charities, making it possible for 100% of every directly donated dollar to go to Ronald McDonald Houses and their programs. In addition, since 2004, McDonald’s restaurants have donated 10 cents from every Happy Meal sold to RMHC (over $34 million to date!), and coin boxes can be found in local McDonald’s collecting for RMHC and other local charities.

Last year over 8 million dollars was raised! What can we do to help out this year?

Buy a Big Mac, McHappy Meal, or MCafe product on May 8th and $1 of your purchase goes to support a great cause.

Want to know how it all got started? Watch The History of Smiles.

Invite your friends and family to join you and I hope we see you there.