Thank you for supporting McHappy Day 2023

Cheque presentation for $6,202.70 from McHappy Day

Thank you for supporting McHappy Day 2023 and the children at the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital!

The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) Foundation wants to thank you for supporting the children at the hospital! This year, McHappy Day was held on Wednesday, May 10th. Created in 1977, McHappy Day helps raise money for the Ronald McDonald House and for local charities that help children.

The HGH Foundation was the beneficiary of a portion of the McHappy Day proceeds from the McDonald’s restaurant in Hawkesbury again this year. A total of $6,202.70 was raised! The funds will support the Children Rehabilitation Program of Eastern Ontario at HGH. This program helps children regain their mobility, strength and flexibility, or it helps them adapt to their condition following an accident or illness. The program also helps children living with a developmental delay or other condition improve their co-ordination and their communication so they can reach their full potential.

The Children Rehabilitation Program of Eastern Ontario would like to sincerely thank all those involved with McHappy Day for their generous contribution. Your generosity will help us to purchase intervention materials and standardized assessments manuals, as well as to obtain various equipment in order to be able to continue to offer quality services for our clients. We are all very grateful and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. – Carolyne Dion, Speech-Language Pathologist and Team Lead, HGH

We are so grateful to the community for their generous support of this event. We would also like to recognize the kindness of Mr. Louis Giguère, the franchise owner of the Hawkesbury McDonald’s restaurant, as well as of his entire team at the restaurant, for their support and hard work! We appreciated having the opportunity to raise funds for the Children Rehabilitation Program of Eastern Ontario at HGH! – Erin Tabakman, Executive Director, HGH Foundation

We are proud to be a part of raising funds for such a great cause. We strive to help children; and so, supporting the Children Rehabilitation Program of Eastern Ontario at our hospital is a fantastic way to do this! Thank you for visiting the McDonald’s restaurant in Hawkesbury on McHappy Day and for helping support the children of our region! – Lyne Monette, Human Resources Manager, McDonald’s

On May 10th, a portion of all menu purchases that day was donated to the HGH Foundation. Guests could also make a donation directly to the Foundation or buy fun items, such as socks, sunglasses, tangle puzzles, and even cute teddy bears. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the OPP Auxiliary were on site all day to collect donations and to offer their EZ Child Identification Program. The Hawkesbury Fire Department was also at the restaurant in the afternoon to help collect donations and offer some fire prevention materials. The HGH Foundation wishes to thank them for their time and support!

The HGH Foundation particularly wishes to thank all those who visited the McDonald’s restaurant in Hawkesbury on McHappy Day! It is your support that continues to ensure that children in our community flourish by having access to the very best resources at HGH. Thank you for supporting such an important program! Your generosity will help make a difference in the lives of these children.