Mark Wednesday, October 21 in the calendar because that’s the first chance to score a pair of Silly Socks – and don’t we all need these during the crazy pandemic times?
Silly Socks ($5) and Helping Hands ($2, $10, $50) are part of the lead-up to McDonald’s McHappy Day on November 14, when Hollywood actress Eva Mendes takes up her role as this year’s Ambassador.
A businesswoman and mum as well as famous actress, Eva has had starring roles in Hitch, The Other Guys, Ghost Rider, The Place Beyond the Pines, 2 Fast 2 Furious, We Own the Night and Ryan Gosling’s Lost River.
Although unable to visit Australia due to travel restrictions, Eva will be lending a hand by encouraging Australians to get behind McHappy Day. She will host virtual meet and greets with families staying at Ronald McDonald House.
Eva says she’s proud be ambassador for the important cause.
“As a mum, I couldn’t imagine being away from my children when they need me most, so I feel so honoured to be involved in such an important initiative,” she says.
“McHappy Day is a meaningful fundraiser put on by McDonald’s, which helps Ronald McDonald House Charities keep families together while their sick or seriously injured child undergoes treatment in hospital.”
In addition to funds generated from the sale of Silly Socks and Helping Hands during October and November, $2 from every Big Mac sold on Saturday, November 14 – McHappy Day – will also go to the charity.
Jo Feeney, Marketing Director, McDonald’s Australia, says:
“We’re so pleased to have Eva as our 2020 McHappy Day Ambassador, helping us to raise crucial funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Eva’s passion for supporting children and families in their time of need, makes her a fantastic advocate for McHappy Day.
“Since McDonald’s first started McHappy Day nearly three decades ago, the fundraiser has raised more than $51 million for Ronald McDonald House Charities. These funds have played a vital role in helping the charity keep thousands of families together when they need it most.”
Barbara Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, Ronald McDonald House Charities, adds, “This year has been especially tough for families of seriously ill or injured children, and as a charity we’ve had to stretch ourselves and adapt the ways we operate to continue to support these families during this challenging time.
“The money raised through McHappy Day is critically important to enabling us to continue to do the work we do.”