Windsor's unique Ronald McDonald House a 'blueprint' for others

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One dollars from every purchase will go towards Ronald McDonald Houses, taking care of kids in need of constant care when dealing with a serious illness.

With so many families in and out, the home has seen some wear and tear, that's why Sherwin-Williams chose the local chapter for the project.

On Wednesday, May 3, McDonalds' locations around the Okanagan and Canada celebrated McHappy Day. "We strongly believe in community and giving back to the neighbourhoods where we live and work in". The longest stay at the house a year ago was 373 consecutive nights. These funds will be used to support Ronald McDonald House Central and Southern Alberta equally. "So to have a resource like this, where they can start off their day with a coffee and breakfast, is unbelievable", said Chris Ruggeri with the Ronald McDonald House of Durham & Wake. The house sees about 2,000 families from around B.C. and the Yukon each year. "But taking that break, getting away from the noise and the busy environment, is really, really important", says Chief Executive Officer Tracey Keighley-Clarke.

The 15 Ronald McDonald Houses across the country provide a home for out-of-town families whose children are being treated at a nearby hospital, while the 16 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer families a place to rest and recharge right inside the hospital.

Local McDonald's Owner Brad Haines says they're proud to be continuing their long-standing support of local charities.

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