Announcing the 4th annual Make Eating Matter campaign

4th Annual Make Eating Matter

RMHCA is excited to partner with several Birmingham area restaurants to host our 4th annual Make Eating Matter! By partnering with some amazing restaurants in Birmingham and the surrounding areas, Make Eating Matter helps your mealtime make a difference for RMHCA families. Getting involved is incredibly easy; simply visit a participating restaurant on the designated…

Jana’s Journey: Staff member Lisa gives back after staying at RMHCA

For our 40th anniversary month, we wanted to share a special story that represents the decades-long impact RMHCA has made on families. We’re proud to bring you Jana’s Journey, written by her mom Lisa VanZandt. Hi, my name is Lisa and I am a former guest, volunteer and a current employee at the Ronald McDonald…

Mr. and Mrs. Chapman with the Southeastern School softball team.

Former guest family honors daughter’s memory by hosting $3,000 fundraiser for RMHCA

Each year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama helps hundreds of families stay together when they need it most. One of those families, the Chapmans, shared their story of hope, struggle, and how they decided to give back. Bryon and Hannah Chapman of Remlap, Alabama are both teachers and coaches at Southeastern School. On August…

Text reading "Your Note Here! Fathers Day 2019". An arrow points from the text to a blue envelope.

Send a Ronald McDonald House dad a Father’s Day note!

This year, we want to give our supporters the chance to wish a Ronald McDonald House dad well for Father’s Day. Enter the information below and we’ll fill out a special card with your message and pass them out to dads at our Father’s Day Dinner on June 13. The deadline to submit your note…

Baby Emmalyn Carter sleeps with a knitted bunny ear hat on.

Family Story: Little Things Make a Big Difference

They say a mother’s intuition is never wrong; this proved particularly true for the Carter family. One morning early in her third trimester, mom-to-be Sarah Carter began feeling unwell and knew she needed to get to the doctor. After a round of tests, she was diagnosed with HELLP, a serious syndrome which raised major concerns…

Screenshot showing video contest entry page where supporters vote for RMHCA

You can help RMHCA win up to $40,000 in the Partners in Progress video contest by Wind Creek Hospitality

Yup, you read that headline correctly! You and your friends can help snag a piece of the prize money for RMHCA from the Partners in Progress video contest, sponsored by Wind Creek Hospitality. The 7 organizations with the highest amount of votes will win a $10,000 to $40,000! So how do you help? Enter your email in…

Pop Tab Parties 2019

Pop Tab Parties net 4,782 pounds of tabs for RMHCA

What a wonderful piece of news to share! Our three Pop Tab Parties netted 4,782.61 pounds of aluminum pop tabs. These little shiny pieces have been recycled and the proceeds will help cover 3 family stays at the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham. Families stay an average of 11 days so our pop tab supporters…

Dustin, Ava, Caitlyn and Skye Rigsbee. Source: Family

Family Story: ‘I can be a mom to all 3 of my kids because of the Ronald McDonald House’

A mom wants nothing more than to have her family all together, especially on Mother’s Day. Every day of the year, the mission of the Ronald McDonald House is to give mothers like Caitlyn Rigsbee that wish. She and her husband Dustin are parents to three children and the newest addition to their family, Oakley,…

Dorinda and Kaley love on Knox

Family Story: Two generations of moms support preemie baby

Mother’s Day is a time to thank the mothers in our lives for their unconditional love and support. It’s also a time for us to celebrate the unending strength and determination a mother has in taking care of her children, especially when they are sick or injured. Kaley Plunkett and her mom Dorinda Littrell have…

Mom smiles at son

Send a Ronald McDonald House mom a Mother’s Day note!

This year, we want to give our supporters the chance to wish a Ronald McDonald House mom well for Mother’s Day. Enter the information below and we’ll fill out a special card with your message and pass them out to mothers at our Mother’s Day Dinner on May 13. The deadline to submit your note…

The Parks family poses for a photo

Family Story: A short trip for a lifetime of love

  Last fall, Aaron and Erika Parks of Dothan received news that would change their lives: they were having a girl! There was just one little difference:  the Parks had waited years to adopt and now they needed to get on a plane to go get their new addition! So they left their older children…

Student Leadership Council raises $4,800 at 2019 Bowl-a-palooza

The Student Leadership Council has beaten previous year’s fundraising to net $4,800 at the annual Bowl-a-palooza event. All of these proceeds will go to fund RMHCA’s mission of keeping families together when their child is sick or injured in the hospital. The students hosted the bowling night at Oak Mountain Lanes on Saturday, April 20,…

Sonja Bumpers has been a longtime volunteer!

Volunteer Appreciation Week 2019 wraps with fun event at Birmingham Barons

All this week, RMHCA staff have been saying “Thank you!” to the amazing volunteers who make up the heart of our Ronald McDonald House. These talented and compassionate people give generously of their time to make guest families feel at home and to make our three charity-hostedSignature Events successful. We started the week with some…

Emory and Rachel Gordon

Gordon Family Story: Our ‘new home’ at the Ronald McDonald House

Globally, more than 40% of Ronald McDonald House families have a premature baby. Your support means so much to these new parents who are facing so many challenges and the scariest one of all is figuring out how to stay close to their baby fighting in the NICU. Read more about one of the families…

Red Shoe Run 5K runners take off

Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K raises $89,000

“It’s amazing to see the support for the Ronald McDonald House and to see people of all ages… just having a blast, and loving – loving the Ronald McDonald House.” That’s how Amber Albright described the turnout at our 2019 Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K. This year, over 750 runners, walkers, and supporters gathered outside…

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