McHappy Day Ambassador Eva Mendes, has met with families staying at Ronald McDonald House in Westmead as McHappy Day fundraising kicked-off at McDonald's restaurants across NSW.
With travel restrictions preventing the actress from visiting Australia, Eva met with the families via Zoom where they exchanged stories of how Ronald McDonald House Charities has supported their families.
"Ronald McDonald House Charities is an organisation very close to my heart, which provides instrumental support and hope to sick children and their families. It was an absolute honour to meet with families who have all spent time at Ronald McDonald Houses in Australia," Eva said.
"I felt privileged to hear each of their journeys and understand the pivotal role that Ronald McDonald House Charities has played in nurturing and supporting them when they need it most."
McHappy Day is the largest annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities in Australia, raising much-needed funds that help keep families together and provide support while their ill or injured child is undergoing treatment.
"Right now, you can pick-up a pair of Silly Socks or a Helping Hand from your nearest McDonald's or simply make a donation online. Of course, on McHappy Day, Saturday November 14, $2 from every Big Mac sold will also be donated to the charity." Jo Feeney, McDonald's Australia Marketing Director said.
"McHappy fundraising has kicked off this week, so don't forget to get involved and grab some Silly Socks or a Helping Hand from your local Macca's restaurant. McHappy Day is the biggest annual fundraiser for the charity, and since McDonald's first put on the event, we've raised over $51 million that's supported the vital work of Ronald McDonald House Charities," Mrs Feeney said.
You can support McHappy Day by:
- Picking-up a pair of $5 Silly Socks, or Helping Hands for $2, $10 or $50 from your local Macca's,
- Buying a Big Mac on McHappy Day (Saturday, November 14), with $2 from every Big Mac sold going directly to RMHC,
- Making a donation online by visiting www.rmhc.org.au/give