That’s this year’s McHappy Day target! For 30 years, families have been lucky enough to have their accommodation arranged while they have very sick children in hospital. Australia has 13 Ronald McDonald Homes Charity (RMHC) houses. More than 100,000 families have been helped by RMHC. Sadly, 1 in 8 Aussies have either stayed in one of the houses or knows someone who has.
These houses were first created in memory of McDonalds’ creator, Ray Kroc. He wanted to give something back to the community.
McDonalds covers the costs of administration and management of the houses. The RMCH my mum and dad stay in is at Randwick. The Randwick House has 28 bedrooms. There’s a communal kitchen and dining room – with a pantry of staples. There’s a toy room for the kids and a brand new teenager’s room. A team of staff run the House. Many of the things that are done around the house, are done by volunteers.
Today is McHappy Day. Today, Big Macs are being sold everywhere… and, two dollars from each Big Mac sold today will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities!
If you never eat McDonalds, today is the day to have a Big Mac! If you really don’t like Big Macs, you can buy a Helping Hand. All money raised from the purchase of Helping Hands will go to the Houses! Can’t get to a McDonalds? Easy! You can buy a Helping Hand on-line.
I’m “one in eight”. My dad is sleeping in a Ronald McDonald House tonight! Knowing they can stay in the Ronald McDonald House means they only have to worry about me, not where they are staying and where they will park the car.
Last year, Mum bought Helping Hands on McHappy Day… never realising how much we were actually helping our future selves.
Today is an easy, easy way to make a huge difference! Have a Big Mac and think of kids like me... and Mums and Dads like mine.