Building on the success of McDonald’s® Port Hope’s grand reopening weekend in March 2023, which raised funds for Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) Foundation, local McDonald’s restaurants have chosen the Foundation to be the recipient of their annual McHappy Day® fundraiser for the second year in a row. On May 10, 2023, locations in Port Hope and Cobourg will direct a portion of proceeds to help fund the purchase of newborn bassinets for NHH’s Maternal Child Care Unit.
“We feel lucky to have community partners like McDonald’s,” says Rhonda Cunningham, NHH Foundation CEO. “We saw the collective impact our community can make when they come together to support a cause last McHappy Day and we are looking forward to seeing this once again as we prepare to welcome guests on May 10.”
Though May 10 marks the official McHappy Day celebration this year, all three restaurants of west Northumberland have already started raising funds for the Foundation to maximize their impact.
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to recognize and raise money for our Northumberland Hills Hospital during our McHappy Day campaign,” says Lisa Wilson, Owner and Operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Cobourg and Port Hope. “It is our chance to show our support and gratitude to all of the incredible people that work so hard to care for our community. We look forward to hosting the community and encourage everyone to join us in showing our support!”
As McDonald’s Canada’s longest running and largest community charitable initiative, this annual day of community giving across Canada supports Ronald McDonald Houses and other local charities selected by individual franchises. The 2023 event will be the 29thMcHappy Day and during this, 10% of all product sales from McDonald’s restaurants in Cobourg and Port Hope will go to McHappy Day fundraising, with 75% of this directed to NHH Foundation as the organization’s local charity of choice. The remaining 25% of funds raised will be directed to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Participating local restaurants supporting NHH Foundation are located at:
- 805 William Street in Cobourg
- 73 Strathy Road, Cobourg (inside Walmart)
- 175 Rose Glen Road North in Port Hope.