McHappy Day raises approximately $10000 for Ronald McDonald House

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The Ronald McDonald house provides lodging for families of children, that are being treated for a serious illness in the Colorado Springs area.

Local McDonald's restaurants raised a total of $62,544.

The fundraiser saw $1 from every Big Mac, Happy Meal and hot beverage sold go to benefit local children's charities across the country. "We strongly believe in community and giving back to the neighbourhoods where we live and work in".

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For just over a month, eight men vied to be named the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana King of the Kilts.

Windsor's Ronald McDonald House has created a blueprint for other locations across the country now that it's been operating for a year, says the organization's manager.

Manager Christine Richer talked about the "interesting journey" of the house in its first year, during a presentation to the hospital's board of directors Thursday night. The Ronald McDonald House keeps kids, youth, and families off of the streets. Some houses have a turn-away rate as high as 70 per cent. There are many circumstances that can lead families to struggle with housing. "So, all I really can say is 'Thank you'". Together with our franchisees, we proudly employ almost 90,000 people from coast-to-coast and approximately 85 per cent of McDonald's 1,400 Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs.

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