How to be McHelpful

WIDE Bay community groups can help brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families this McHappy Day by “Adopting a Restaurant” on Saturday, November 13, to help raise $2.8 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).

McDonald's locations nationwide will welcome community leaders, celebrities and VIP guests into its restaurants to join in the festivities and show their support. Community groups, such as police, ambulance, fire brigade and local businesses, can help their local McDonald's Restaurant raise much needed funds for RMHC simply by sending along an enthusiastic team to form ‘Bucket Brigades' and collect donations on the day.

The funds raised on McHappy Day help children from virtually every part of the country who are receiving treatment at hospitals away from their home.

The 13 Ronald McDonald Houses across Australia are a home away from home, providing accommodation for up to 250 families every night. Still, each year there are, sadly, families the Houses are unable to accommodate due to lack of available rooms.

“Last year we announced that some of the existing Houses would receive much needed expansions and that two new Houses would be constructed,” Malcolm Coutts, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charity said.

“There are still, however, many more families in need and the help from local community groups who generously volunteer their time on McHappy Day will be instrumental in helping us reach our fundraising target of $2.8 million this year.”

To Adopt-a-Restaurant and volunteer a Bucket Brigade team to help out on McHappy Day, please e-mail

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