Michelle Chong, Chua Enlai, Oon Shu An and McDonald’s staff volunteers serve Strawberry Sundaes to raise S$50,0001 for Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) Singapore.
SINGAPORE, 1 NOVEMBER 2015 – McDonald’s staff and crew, friends of the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) Singapore and local celebrities gathered today to kickstart McDonald’s annual McHappy Day celebrations. The event saw Michelle Chong, Chua Enlai and Oon Shu An serving Strawberry Sundaes and meeting and greeting the public – all for a good cause.
As part of this year’s McHappy Day efforts, McDonald’s will be donating S$1 from every purchase of Strawberry Sundaes in restaurants from 1 to 15 November 2015, to help raise S$50,000 for the charity.
“Families are at the heart of who we are and what we do at McDonald’s,” said Robert Hunghanfoo, Managing Director, McDonald’s Singapore. “We are there with families during their everyday moments, their celebratory moments and through the Ronald McDonald House™, even their most challenging moments. Every Strawberry Sundae purchased will help us make a difference in the lives of sick children and their families.”
RMHC® Singapore was incepted in 1989 and has since helped over 900 needy and sick children with their medical, surgical, and rehabilitative treatment costs, with grants amounting to over S$5 million. Since January 2013, the charity has also provided a “home-away-from-home” through the Ronald McDonald House™ at the National University Hospital (NUH). The house has provided more than 300 families with a place to stay and be close to their hospitalised child, all at no cost.
1Donations collected only 1 to 15 November 2015. Donations to RMHC® will be capped at S$50,000, thereafter Strawberry Sundae purchases will not include S$1 donation.
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About Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) Singapore and RMH@NUH
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) Singapore is an independently administered charity incepted in 1989 on a simple mission – to directly improve the health and well-being of children in Singapore. In January 2013, with the support of the Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute (also known as NUHkids), the charity started a Ronald McDonald House™ (RMH) at the National University Hospital (NUH), to provide a “home-awayfrom-home” for families to stay close to their hospitalised child.
In the past, RMHC® Singapore has helped more than 900 needy children in Singapore with their medical, surgical and rehabilitative treatment cost amounting to over S$5 million in grants.
In 2014, RMHC® Singapore has also committed S$379,000 in its Grant Making Programme where funding is provided to support projects presented by various public hospitals and nonprofit/voluntary welfare organisations that align with their mission of creating, finding, and supporting programmes that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.
RMHC® Singapore is currently at the final phase of the construction stage of the Ronald McDonald Family Room at NUH to cater to families whose children are receiving treatment in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.
RMHC® Singapore funds its operations through the support of donations from the general public and well-wishers in Singapore through various fundraisers and the collection from RMHC® Singapore donation boxes that are placed at all McDonald’s restaurants nationwide. Being one of the major corporate mission partners of the charity, McDonald’s also contributes 5 cents from every sale of its Happy Meals to the Charity.
For more information, visit http://rmhc.org.sg/.
About McDonald’s Restaurants
In Singapore, McDonald’s has a network of more than 125 restaurants island-wide, over 12 Drive-Thrus, over 30 dessert kiosks and over 50 McCafé outlets.
McDonald’s is the first in the industry to offer super-convenience with McDelivery 24/7TM (online ordering available at www.mcdelivery.com.sg), 24 hours Drive-Thru, 24 hours dining at a majority of restaurants daily or on weekends (Fridays, Saturdays and eve of Public Holidays) and Breakfast from 4am.
McDonald’s employs more than 9,000 people in Singapore and serves more than 6 million customers every month. It is the recipient of the Aon Hewitt Best Employer award in 2007 (Singapore), 2009 (Singapore & Asia) and 2011 (Singapore & Asia), the national Service Excellence award in 2008 and clinched Aon Hewitt’s Best of the Best Award in 2015. McDonald’s Singapore also won Best Mature and Re-employment Practices and Best Recruitment Strategies at the HRM Awards 2014.
McDonald’s has received recognition for its green efforts winning six “Green Mark for Restaurants” certifications by the Building & Construction Authority of Singapore. McDonald’s was also the first in the industry to achieve the Platinum Green Mark award for its restaurants at Jurong Central Park and Yishun Safra.
For further information on McDonald’s Singapore, please log on to www.mcdonalds.com.sg.