Despite the rainy day, Wednesday September 22nd was indeed a Happy Day for The Children’s Foundation thanks to local McDonald’s Restaurants. Despite the rainy day, the community came out and helped raise over $13,000 to help local kids attend camp.
Ken & Cynthya Schmidt, owners of McDonald’s in Brighton, Campbellford and Quinte West were pleased with the outcome, saying, “We were excited to help both Ronald McDonald House and The Children’s Foundation through sales & donations received on McHappy Day. Our appreciation goes out to all of our guests and our staff for making this event a success”.
Kim Henry, Executive Director of The Children’s Foundation commented “on behalf of The Children’s Foundation Board of Director’s, staff, and especially all the children we will be able to send to camp- THANK YOU- to our local McDonald’s owners: Bob & Sylvia Doyle, Belleville and Madoc locations; and Cynthya & Ken Schmidt, Quinte West, Trenton, Brighton and Campbellford locations, and their entire staff. Because of you, we will make a lot of children McHAPPY!! As well, a big thank you goes out to all of the wonderful community volunteers for making the 2021 McHappy Day such a success. The generosity of everyone that visited on McHappy Day will go a long way in helping local children attend camp”.
The Camps of Hope program helps to pay registration fees for families in need. The experience of going to camp, whether an outdoor camp, day camp, arts, or sports camp can be an enriching experience and for some, their first chance to venture outside their neighborhoods. For others, it’s an exciting opportunity for exploration and growth. It provides children with an opportunity to develop their social skills, self-esteem, self-confidence, independence, and leadership skills.