17 October 2015 McHAPPY DAY

This year McHappy Day® will take place on Saturday, October 17 and we are calling on all Australians to get involved to help us reach our fundraising goal of $3.4 million.

This year’s fundraising target equates to over 25,000 nights of accommodation in a Ronald McDonald House for families with seriously ill children.

Now in its 25th 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 RMHC’s essential 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 120,000 Australian families have benefited through RMHC programs. Australia's 16 Ronald McDonald Houses alone have provided over 95,000 families with a home away from home while their they cared for their seriously child at a nearby hospital. 


Ronald McDonald House Charities relies on the support of Australians to help grow their programs that 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 17, and making a donation into the donation buckets.

  • Buying a Big Mac ($2 from every sale will go to RMHC).

  • Purchasing a $1 Helping Hand or a pair of $3 Ronald Socks at a McDonald’s restaurant from September 30 - October 17, 2015.

  • Donating online here