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McHappy Day raises funds for Stevenson Memorial Hospital

The Alliston and Angus locations are participating in the fundraising event
McHappy Day 2021
Owner-operator, Rory MacKinnon, SMHF CEO, Mary Thomas, and SMH President & CEO, Jody Levac, at the Alliston McDonald’s.

McHappy Day returns on Sept. 22 at McDonald’s restaurants across Canada, with the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) receiving support from the Alliston and Angus locations.

On McHappy Day, McDonald’s donates a portion of menu items sold in its restaurants to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), and other local children's charities across the country.

New this year, on McHappy Day, McDonald’s will donate 10% of net sales for the day.

Since McHappy Day was first celebrated in 1977, McDonald’s Canada, its franchisees and generous guests, have contributed nearly $66 million for Ronald McDonald Houses and local Canadian children’s charities.

Local McDonald’s owner-operator, Rory MacKinnon, is a long-time supporter of the SMHF.

“McHappy Day has always been McDonald’s way to further supporting children and family charities. There is a real need now to support a modern Hospital for our communities’ future families,” says Rory MacKinnon.

All year long, he runs the McCafé Loyalty Card program at McDonald’s locations in Alliston and Angus; where customers collect a stamp with each purchase of a hot beverage from your local McDonald’s restaurant. Once the card is filled, customers can donate their ‘free coffee’ back to the Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH).

This kind of support is critical as the demand on SMH due to expanding populations, as well as the additional needs of the pandemic, have put immense pressure on this essential resource.

The time is now to support your community hospital and help make a revitalization a reality.

“We are thrilled to welcome back McHappy Day for 2021, as a fortunate recipient of funds from Alliston and Angus McDonald’s. We are especially grateful to Rory MacKinnon for his dedication to Stevenson Memorial Hospital, and look forward to another wonderful event on Sept. 22,” says Mary Thomas, SMHF CEO.

Each year more than 1,400 McDonald’s restaurants across the country celebrate McHappy Day, the company’s longest running and best-known national fundraising event.

The SMHF launched its $43 million Because of You, We Can Capital Campaign in 2019 and nearly 60% of the goal has been raised to support eedevelopment and other critical needs.

This is the largest and most significant campaign in the Foundation’s history. For more information on the Because of You, We Can Capital Campaign, please visit