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Day of Change

October 15, 2015

RMHCA-DOC-SocialMediaOctober 15th — the RMHC Day of Change — is no ordinary day. It is the day when the entire RMHC global organization commemorates the opening of the very first Ronald McDonald House which opened in Philadelphia. To celebrate, we rally around Donation Boxes for our Day of Change, each year, to ensure that we continue to keep families close when their child needs to heal.

What does that mean for you? You know those pennies, dimes, nickels and quarters in couch cushions and under the seats in the car? Put them to good use. Celebrate the #DayofChange #forRMHC families at participating McDonald’s. Your spare change can make a big difference. Head to your local McDonald’s and make a change by putting your change in the canister #forRMHC.

In fact, small change dropped in Donation Boxes around Alabama helped raise more than $189,000 with $19,285 just in October of last year for the Birmingham Ronald McDonald House and the families we serve. Your change stays local, so please drop #forRMHC!

RMHCA will be at several local restaurants (listed below) with red and white stripes socks on hand (that can be yours in exchange for a $10 donation) and more information on how to get involved with RMHCA. If you are interested in volunteering on Day of Change – email alma.moore@rmhca.org.

  • 1731 Montgomery Highway near Galleria
  • 2640 Valleydale Road
  • 4625 Hwy 280 South
  • 7210 Wyndham Parkway Helena
  • 1501 5th Ave South
  • 124 State Farm Parkway Homewood/Lakeshore
  • 1569 Montclair Road
  • 239 Howell Street Fultondale
  • 2733 Eighth Ave South St. Vincents
  • 517 15th Street East Tuscaloosa
  • 1111 Chalkville Road Trussville
  • 1960 Edwards Lake Road Trussville – Hwy 11
  • 5170 Medford Drive Hoover across from Target
  • 2000 82 Bypass Northport

Note: We were previously scheduled to be at 4840 Rice Mine Road in Tuscaloosa, but we will no longer be there.

Your change can make a change for families who must travel to Birmingham for their child’s medical treatment. Together, we can make a big difference in Birmingham for #RMHCA.

It will take us awhile to count all the coins you donated, but rest assured, all that small change is making a BIG difference for the children and families that we serve! Because of your support, we can provide stability and resources to more than 1,000 families every year, and support more than 64,000 visits to our Ronald McDonald Family Room. Thanks for collecting change to make a change!