McHappy DayI’ve always thought McHappy Day® was a great campaign. But I never really knew much about it, until now. The concept is simple. For one day local communities across Canada raise money that will help support children in need and their families through children’s charities.

Last year McHappy Day® raised $3.4 Million. Can we do better this year? You bet! Already I’ve seen all kinds of organizations who have put together amazing and creative fundraisers. And that makes me smile 🙂

On Wednesday, May 2, 2012 let’s show everyone what matters most. Local community leaders, politicians, media and sports personalities as well as special guest volunteers have all supported kids in need in the past. But, we need your help, too.

So get ready for McHappy Day and go to your local McDonalds restaurant. More than 1,430 McDonald’s restaurants in Canada will donate $1 from every Big Mac® sandwich, Happy Meal®, Premium Roast Coffee and Premium Tea sold to local charities like Ronald McDonald House.

Here’s something else I didn’t realize… did you know that McHappy Day in Canada has been so successful that it is now celebrated annually worldwide? Now McDonald’s restaurants the world over join hands for a great cause.

364 Days of Giving provides Canadians who want to show their McHappy Day support all year long by texting MCHAPPY to 30333 to make a $5 donation* to RMHC of Canada and by “Liking” McDonald’s Canada on Facebook ( To receive McHappy Day updates from across the country, Canadians are encouraged to follow McDonald’s Canada on Twitter (

Now that’s something to really SMILE about!