Donation raised through local McHappy Day Fundraiser
On May 24, 2011 Cranbrook & Fernie McDonald’s restaurants presented a cheque for $6,026.00 to the local Community Connections Society of Southeast BC in support of the Kootenay Child Health & Development Centre.
The funds donated were raised by the local McDonald’s through its participation in the 17th McHappy Day, a national fundraiser held in more than 1,400 McDonald’s restaurants across Canada. On this day, $1 from every Big Mac® sandwich, McMuffin® sandwich, Happy Meal® and any size coffee or tea sold went to benefit local children’s charities across the country. In Cranbrook & Fernie, all funds raised were earmarked for a new wheelchair lift for the Kootenay Child Health & Development Centre to make it accessible for children and adults with mobility issues.
As part of this one-day fundraising initiative, McDonald’s restaurants across the country raised nearly $3.4 million to support local children’s charities, helping thousands of Canadian children in need.
“At McDonald’s, we’re proud to be continuing our long-standing support of local charities,” said David Kaiser, owner/operator of Cranbrook & Fernie McDonald’s. “Following our most recent successful McHappy Day on May 5th, we’re thrilled to be providing this cheque for $6,026.00 to such a worthwhile cause as the Kootenay Child Health & Development Centre.”
“We at Community Connections are excited to be the recipient of funds raised during this year’s McHappy Day celebrations,” said Gwen Noble, Executive Director of Community Connections. “It’s our ultimate goal to help improve the lives of children in our community, and we are thrilled to work with a local business who shares that goal.”