Girl Scouts troop gives new life to RMHCA indoor playroom

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) is thrilled to see families already enjoyed the refreshed indoor playroom located in the west wing of our Ronald McDonald House. This vibrant space is perfect for mid-afternoon or post-dinner playtime. The four Girl Scouts from Troop 30150 are in 8th grade and attend Prince of Peace Catholic…

Emery, Emanuel, Eboni and Emerson. (Courtesy: Stephens family)

Former guest family called to give back through Red Shoe Run

Eboni and Emanuel Stephens truly know how much uncertainty, hope and joy families at the Ronald McDonald House go through. In February of 2015, they found themselves scrambling to make arrangements when their twins, Emery and Emanuel Jr. were born prematurely. After the twins were admitted to the NICU at Brookwood Hospital, traveling every day…

Geonni gives a silly smile to the camera.

Johnson Family Story: Being together makes everything better

Three-year-old Geonni Johnson has a huge heart and lots of spirit. Her mom says Geonni likes won’t say goodbye to you without lots of hugs and kisses first! So her parents knew something was wrong this past summer when that spirit started to flag. The family had been out of town for Labor Day weekend…

Intern Delaney Haase and Marketing and Communications Director Stephanie Langford at Day of Change 2018

Letter from an intern: Fond memories of RMHCA

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama staff is rounded out by some stellar interns! General Intern Delaney Haase writes about some of her favorite memories from this fall. My time here as an intern at RMHCA has been absolutely amazing. I have been given so many opportunities to learn about the organization and see…

Christian in the hospital for his first round of chemo.

Family Story: Christian Leverett

In late July, most families are caught up in the back to school rush. In the Leverett household, mom Vanessa had no peace of mind. Her 6-year-old son, Christian, was about to enter the first grade but Vanessa noticed a strange knot on the back of his head. Something was telling her this was wrong…

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Truitt Insurance & Bonding offers $5,000 #GivingTuesday Match for RMHCA

UPDATE! Truitt Insurance & Bonding of Birmingham will be matching donations on #GivingTuesday (November 27) up to $5,000 for RMHCA. That means anything you donate to RMHCA on that day will be doubled towards giving families peace of mind during the holiday season! $25 becomes $50 or $50 becomes $100! Everyone here at Ronald McDonald House…

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Donate toys to Ronald’s Workshop

The holidays are fast approaching and that means we’re getting ready for Ronald’s Workshop! The families who stay with us have often traveled the farthest and have the sickest children. We don’t want them to worry about how they will provide gifts for the holidays — so that’s where you come in! We would love…

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Clark Family Story: Miracle Baby

Baby Jasper is a miracle. His mother, Alisha, thought she would never be able to carry a child of her own due to several health issues. She got the surprise of her life when she was at the ER earlier this year for a different reason. “One night I had a cold and went to…

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…

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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…

Reed after his first heart surgery. Source: Family photo

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…

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