This year McHappy Day® will take place on Saturday, 18th October 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 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® (RMHC®) thanks to the generosity of the community and its 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 Program.

Over the last 30 years more than 100,000 Australian families have benefitted through RMHC programs. The 14 Ronald McDonald Houses alone have provided 89,000 families with a home-away-from-home while their child undergoes treatment for serious illness at a nearby hospital. 


Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) 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 McDonald’s 920 restaurants on Saturday, 18th October 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 1st – 18th October 2014
  • If you can’t make it to a restaurant you can also support Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) by donating here.