The owners of McDonald’s restaurants in North Bay and Sturgeon Falls presented a $6,549 cheque this morning to the North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation. The donation was made possible through the restaurant’s McHappy Day, which annually donates a portion of the proceeds from drinks and meals to charity.
Five years ago Brad Haines and his wife Joanne, owner/operators of McDonald’s North Bay and Sturgeon Falls pledged $25,000 to the CAMHU (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit), helping to establish a healing environment for youth recovering from mental illness. That pledge has now been surpassed, with today’s contribution bringing their total donation to $36,363.
“McDonald’s donation to the CAMHU Wrap-Around Fund supports the transition of patients from hospital to home," said Erin Kennedy, Manager, CAMHU. "It can be the most difficult time in a child’s recovery as routines and plans developed during their admission are disrupted, which can sometimes result in a child regressing in their treatment plan."