McHappy Day in South Delta raises $10K for kids with special needs

There were a lot of happy faces last Wednesday as McHappy Day at South Delta McDonald’s restaurants raised more than $10,000 to benefit children with special needs at Reach Child and Youth Development Centre.

Sales of Big Macs, coffee drinks, Happy Meals, iPad raffle tickets, socks and other branded merchandise benefitted the local charity for the 11th year, bringing the total to $71,955.

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“We are proud of our association with Reach and we passionately support the work they do with children in our community,” said Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonald’s owner/operator Steve Krawchuck.

Delta firefighters and police officers were out in force adding to the fun at the drive-thru and behind the counter at the Ladner and Tsawwassen locations.

Local students that volunteered their time to perform at McHappy Day included Deas Island Dance, Holly Elementary choir, Southpointe Academy choir and jazz band, and the O’Brien School of Irish Dance. Long & McQuade provided a sound system to support the performers.

Two iPad Pros were raffled and the lucky winners were Norman Sung in Tsawwassen and Shane Johnston in Ladner.

“We at Reach are so grateful to have this tremendous support from Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonald’s and all the community volunteers as well as McDonald’s customers, many of whom came out specifically that day because they knew that Reach would be a beneficiary,” said executive director Renie D’Aquila.

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