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Australia McHappy Day is TODAY!

19 November 2022

19 November 2022: Today, Macca’s and Aussie locals are celebrating McHappy Day in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).

Aussies locals can show their support for McHappy Day by:
  • Buying a Big Mac, with $2 from every Big Mac sold via Macca’s restaurants or McDelivery going directly to RMHC today only

  • Picking up a pair of $5 Silly Socks or Helping Hands for $2, $10 or $50 from Macca’s restaurants or via McDelivery

  • Donating in Macca’s restaurants or online by visiting

McHappy Day is the largest annual fundraiser for RMHC, raising much needed funds to help seriously ill or injured children and their families stay together and close to the care they need, while undergoing treatment or surgery in hospital.

Amanda Nakad, Marketing Director for McDonald’s Australia said, “We’re asking Aussies to do a deliciously good deed today and give back with a Big Mac! Today, on McHappy Day, $2 from every Big Mac sold goes directly to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

“With the support of our crew, customers and the community, we’re hoping to make McHappy Day 2022 our biggest year yet.”

Barbara Ryan, Chief Executive Officer for Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia said, “For over three decades, McHappy Day has helped us continue to provide access to support Programs such as the Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, Ronald McDonald Family Retreats and the Ronald McDonald Learning Program.

“The funds raised help us to support over 46,000 seriously ill or injured children and their families every year. Thank you to everyone who helps make a real impact to the lives of Aussie families in their time of need.”

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About Ronald McDonald House Charities:

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is an independent charity that helps over 46,000 seriously ill or injured children and their families each year.

The cornerstone Program of RMHC, the Ronald McDonald House, provides a ‘home away from home’ for families of seriously ill or injured children being treated at nearby hospitals. The Ronald McDonald Houses keep families close by giving parents and siblings the opportunity to stay together to support their sick loved ones. RMHC currently has 18 Ronald McDonald Houses throughout Australia and accommodated over 9,000 families in 2021.

Other Programs include the Ronald McDonald Family Room which provides a relaxing haven within hospitals giving families a break from the stress of many hours spent by their child’s bedside and the Ronald McDonald Learning Program which currently helps children catch up on missed schooling following a serious illness. In 2021, over 950 students received tuition through the Ronald McDonald Learning Program.

Additionally, The Ronald McDonald Family Retreat provides families with seriously ill children a week’s free accommodation at one of five Ronald McDonald Family Retreats across Australia, enabling them to reconnect and enjoy a holiday when they most need it.

For more information on RMHC, please visit

About McDonald’s Australia:

Australia’s first McDonald’s restaurant opened in Yagoona, Sydney, in 1971. Today there are over 1,025 McDonald’s restaurants across Australia, nearly 85 percent of which are franchised and run by local businessmen and women. The organisation employs more than 110,000 people in restaurants and corporate offices Australia-wide and is the largest employer of youth in the country. McDonald’s creates more than 3,000 new jobs each year and spends over $40 million per annum on training and people development.

 For more information, visit or McDonald’s social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok or YouTube.