This year McHappy Day® will take place on Saturday, October 18 and we are calling on all Australians to get involved to help us reach our fundraising goal of $3 million.

This year’s fundraising target equates to over 23,000 nights of accommodation in a Ronald McDonald House for families with seriously ill children.

Now in its 24th year, McHappy Day has raised over $28 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities thanks to the generosity of the community, and of our many partners. This has enabled RMHC to continue to provide much needed programs and services for seriously ill children and their families. 

Funds raised on McHappy Day go towards a range of RMHC programs including Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, the Ronald McDonald Learning Program and Ronald McDonald Family Retreats.

Over the last 30 years more than 100,000 Australian families have benefited through RMHC programs. Australia's 15 Ronald McDonald Houses alone have provided 89,000 families with a home away from home while their child underwent treatment for serious illness at a nearby hospital. 


Ronald McDonald House Charities relies on the support of Australians to help seriously ill children and their families.

There are various ways you can make a difference, including:

  • Visiting one of Australia's McDonald’s restaurants on Saturday , October 18, and making a donation into one of the fundraising buckets or by buying a Big Mac ($2 from every sale will go to RMHC)
  • Purchasing a Helping Hand for $1 at a McDonald’s restaurant from October 1-18, 2014
  • If you can’t make it to a restaurant you can also support RMHC by donating here.