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Over $38,000 was raised on McHappy Day for Children, and Youth in Need.

On Wednesday, May 8th nine McDonald’s restaurants in Belleville, Trenton, Picton, Brighton, Campbellford, and Madoc raised $38,032 for The Children’s Foundation serving Hastings, Northumberland, and Prince Edward Counties.  Funds raised will support underserved children and youth through programming that provides opportunities to play sports, go to camp, learn new skills, attend post-secondary education, and more.


"A great big Thank you to the people in Quinte West, Brighton, and Campbellford for coming out to support McHappy Day this year! The day was a huge success because of your generosity. We also want to thank our fantastic staff in all our restaurants, for all their hard work. We are so proud of them and the work that they do every day."

Ken & Cynthya Schmidt

Owner/Operator’s McDonald’s Restaurants


Todd Shea, Owner of McDonald's in Belleville, Picton, and Madoc said, “Yesterday was an outstanding day, and even though it was raining hard outside, it didn't dampen our spirits inside.  Our annual McHappy Day is a great day to bring the community together to support local kids in need with our partnership with The Children's Foundation, as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Thanks to all of our volunteers and VIPs, as well as our staff for making this day a huge success each year. 

Sincerely, Todd, Trish, and Martina


“The Children’s Foundation is humbled by the generosity of the whole community.”, says Melanie Cressman, Executive Director. “It was an inspiring day of collaboration across our region, and we are excited by the number of children that we can help as a result of its success.  Thank you to Ken and Cynthya Schmidt and Todd Shea for their dedication to the children and youth that we serve.”


The Children’s Foundation provides, and funds programs aimed at ensuring all children and youth in Hastings, Northumberland, and Prince Edward Counties have social and physical opportunities to explore, learn, play, and thrive.


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For more information

Melanie Cressman, Executive Director

613.962.9292 ext. 5


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