Elevate The Stage 2017

Everyone had a blast at Elevate the Stage! For the third year the BJCC  has been a neutral site for Auburn and Alabama‘s women’s gymnastics teams to come together to compete!  This event gives our Alabama state teams an opportunity to not only compete on an elevated stage but also to give back to their…

13th Annual Red Shoe Run Celebration

Our 13th Annual Red Shoe Run was the most successful year yet, thanks to 53 teams, dozens of volunteers, sponsors, and hundreds of supporters! Despite storms in the area causing the cancellation of each race, the celebration continued in Rosewood Hall with music, dancing, and fun. The morning was complete with breakfast provided by McDonald’s,…

Ronald’s Workshop

Daydreaming of what Santa might bring for Christmas is something on the minds of most children in December.  Parents have elves that come to visit and their number one job is to report back to Santa.  Is the child on the good or bad list for the year?  What happens when a child and their…

‘Out of Convenience for Me’

Each week, we receive donations from individuals and companies. We are so grateful for each donation as every penny brought into the Ronald McDonald House goes toward keeping families close when they need it most. Often times, we do not know who the donation is from or what moved them to donate. Earlier in December, we…

Kendall’s Cheering Squad is By Her Side

If you were to think of YOUR story .. where might it begin? Kendall’s begins long before she was born and as you will learn is a story that almost didn’t happen. Kendall’s parents, Laura and Frank got married in 2007. They knew very early only that Laura had Poly cystic Ovaries and conception would…

House Christmas Party

For the last several years, the Ronald McDonald House Junior Board and Student Leadership Council have hosted the House Christmas Party! This year was no different. However, there were some added elements that made this party one to remember. We may not have had any stockings hung, but the families were treated with the utmost…

Planet Fundraiser Q&A with Randy

Planet Fundraiser is a free phone app that is easy to use and supports the Ronald McDonald House. If you are interested in supporting RMHCA through the app, follow our easy step-by-step instructions {click here}. Randy Nichols is a long-time supporter of the Ronald McDonald House and our upcoming 2017 Board of Directors President. We…

WZZK Free Concerts Raise Over $5000 for the House

104.7 WZZK hosted free monthly concerts in 2016 — all for a good cause. Each month, a free concert was put on by WZZK at the Rouge Tavern in Downtown Birmingham. The concert series called “Downtown After Sundown” brought several big acts to town such as Thompson Square and Easton Corbin, among many others. What could be…

5th Medical Brigade Brings Toys for Families

The 5th Medical Brigade of the U.S. Army Reserves in Birmingham enjoys giving back to the community in more ways than just their service. This holiday season, they collected toys to ensure the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House had a good Christmas. Last week, they stopped by to drop them off and spend…

We’re Half Way Through the Pandemonium

With the start of the new year drawing closer, it’s time for a Pop Tab Pandemonium mid-contest update! We are excited to announce that as of December 12th, we have 82 schools registered. We can’t wait to see how many pop tabs are brought in by the end of the school year, but more importantly—the…

Let’s #FilltheMap – Red Shoe Run News

We want the ENTIRE country to know about Red Shoe Run! Can you help us? This week, let’s get a donation from each state! How? Think about who you know in different states. Ask them personally to donate to your Red Shoe Run page. Challenge your social media followers to help you fill the map.…

Princess Parties Create Atmosphere of a Fairytale

At the Ronald McDonald House, we try to create an atmosphere that invites all to feel at home. Guest families may get the chance to ‘play’ with the dogs from Hand in Paw, make a craft with a group of volunteers, or even compete with one another on our video game system. Anything that can…

Get to Know Red Shoe Run Team, Super Cooper

Join us as we get to know one of our 2017 Red Shoe Run Teams, Super Cooper. We sat down with team captain, Rebecca, to ask her a few questions. See what we found out below! Tell us about your team. What’s behind the name “Team Super Cooper?” This team was formed in memory of…

The Countdown to Red Shoe Run is On..

On Friday, December 2nd, join us as we celebrate 50 days until Red Shoe Run! We want YOU to know YOU can truly make a difference for the families who call the Ronald McDonald House “home.” We have deemed December 2nd, “$50 Day” — Okay, we admit, it’s not an official holiday, but we’re working on it.…

The Most Horrible Day of Our Lives – Krista’s Story

The Hamilton’s have been involved with McDonald’s for what seems like their entire lives. Content and Rusty have owned McDonald’s in the Birmingham area for many years. Their family has always been actively involved in the community and always supported Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. In 2016, their involvement with the charity changed. It…

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