|Photo courtesy of McDonalds|
What are you doing May 8th? How about enjoying a coffee, a Big Mac or picking up a Happy Meal for the little one?
May 8th is McHappy Day in Canada. What that means is $1 from every single Big Mac, Happy Meal or hot McCafe beverage is donated to children’s charities, including Ronad McDonald’s Houses, across the country.
This is real life folks. The Ronald McDonald Houses support real families, whose children have real illnesses. It is a home away from home for families who spends weeks, even months while their child undergoes tests, treatments etc. Not only does it spare them the enormous cost of staying at hotels, but it provides a stable, welcoming and familiar base for families who are already under a huge amount of stress.
Although our family has not needed the services of a Ronald McDonald House I personally know several families who have and they will be the first to tell you how important it was to them. That is made a difficult time in their lives just a little less scary.
So, on May 8th my family will be heading to McDonalds (or the “Little M” restaurant as my daughter calls its) to put a smile on her face and the face of other kids that could really use it!