Supporter Debbie collects change in McCalla on Day of Change.

Day of Change 2018 raises more than $4,100 for RMHCA

Monday, October 15 was definitely a Day of Change for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA)! Our staff spread out across the state to 10 different McDonald’s locations to thank those communities for their support and to continue spreading awareness of our mission. In Centre, Andalusia and Fort Payne, we were even joined by…

The McCarty family finishes a tour of the Ronald McDonald House.

Family raises $4,000 in 24 hours in memory of their daughter

Twenty-four hours can change a life. Over one day in September, one Hoover family changed the lives of four families who need the Ronald McDonald House. Krystal and Todd McCarty are originally from Mobile. These high school sweethearts attended college together at UAB. In Todd’s fourth year as a medical student, the couple was ready…

Red Shoe Run 2019 logo

Red Shoe Run 2019 has some rockin’ changes

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) wants supporters to channel their inner rock star for the 2019 Red Shoe Run! For the 15th Annual event, RMHCA is thrilled to announce not only a new date but a new location! The 2019 Red Shoe Run will start and finish at the Ronald McDonald House in…

Family Story: The Love Baby

Many of the families who come to stay at the Birmingham Ronald McDonald House never expect to be here. “You see the donation boxes in McDonald’s with the Ronald McDonald House on them, you drop your change in, but you’d never know it might be a blessing to you,” Shnika Love said. Now, Shnika knows…

Family Story: There’s always hope

Life is full of unexpected moments. For Cheltzey and Nich Clements, the first was finding each other and falling in love when they both worked at the same grocery store. Cheltzey already had a young daughter, Addalynn, but she and Nich knew they wanted another child. Last year, they found out the joyous news that…

Shipt team members deliver groceries on Sept. 6, 2018.

Shipt delivers supplies and smiles to RMHCA

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama is excited to partner with Shipt in a new way that has really helped the families we serve. Shipt is an on-demand grocery delivery service based here in Birmingham that is winning fans all over the U.S.! Locally, the company is committed to making Birmingham a better place and…

Supporters enjoy brews, live music and food at Sweet Home Brews 2018.

Sweet Home Brews 2018 raises $18K to help keep families together

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama would like to thank our Junior Board, sponsors, breweries and attendees for making Sweet Home Brews 2018 a huge success! The event raised $18,054 for RMHCA’s mission. Most of the families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham an average of two weeks so the money raised…

Abigail Mussi picks out a toy after achieving a medical milestone.

RMHCA Toy Store needs restocking

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama has a fun way to help our families! Our Toy Store needs restocking after a busy summer. The Toy Store is where children – patients and siblings – who stay at the House can “shop” for a toy for free, thanks to the generosity of our donors. The kiddos…

The Horne family with former Tide player Eryk Anders.

Horne Family Story: Grateful for the people who make up the Ronald McDonald House

Our latest family story is from the Hornes, who traveled all the way from Fairhope so daughter Katelynn could see the doctors at Children’s of Alabama. RMHCA is grateful our House can accommodate families of five like the Hornes: Dad Brett, Mom Heather, and their kids Katelynn, Emmalynn and Keith! Our first stay at the…

Kylie Wright helping with Gala preparations

Guest blog: Finding your path with an RMHCA internship

Dear future Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama intern, I had the awesome opportunity to be the Marketing Intern for the summer of 2018, while also helping out with Special Events as well. The main highlights of my internship was working on the Make Eating Matter campaign and helping plan the Heart of the House…

Kathryn Coaker helps prepare for a community event.

Guest Blog: 3 reasons to intern at RMHCA

Summer 2018 Intern Kathryn Coaker shares more about her experience working hard to keep families together when they need each other most. This summer I had the amazing opportunity to intern at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA). As a graduate student, I have had many internships, but I am here to tell you…

The 16th Annual Heart of the House Gala

2018 Heart of the House Gala raises $204,000 for RMHCA’s mission

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama supporters gathered at a private club in Birmingham on Friday, August 10 for the 16th Annual Heart of the House Gala. Three-hundred and forty guests enjoyed a silent auction, seated dinner and live auction, which raised $204,000 to fund RMHCA’s mission of keeping families together when they need each…

La-Z-Boy ad for 25% off purchase with a $25 donation to RMHC

Birmingham La-Z-Boy celebrates 25th Anniversary with RMHCA fundraiser

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special fundraiser for RMHCA! Through August 13, 2018 customers shopping at the Hoover, Greystone and Irondale La-Z-Boy locations can save 25% off a qualifying purchase when they make a $25 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities. The La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham are…

CCHS students, Bridget Bond, the Vandiver family, RMHCA staff and McDonald's Owner Operator Debbie Martin and her business partner Rebecca Rippey at the Tuscumbia Pop Tab Party.

Guest families rally for RMHCA

It’s not uncommon for RMHCA guest families to meet and realize they’re from the same area of Alabama. Sometimes, they might even have known of each other before coming to stay at the Ronald McDonald House, as is the case with the Bond and Vandiver families. Even more amazing is how the Colbert County community…

D'Niah with hearts. Source: Family Photo

D’Niah’s Family Story

Did you know? Globally, more than 40% of the families served at Ronald McDonald Houses have a child in the NICU. D’Niah is one of those sweet babies. We’re honored to share her family’s story, as written by her mother, Commish. On Tuesday March 27, 2018 I went in for my routine check up only…

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