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…

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…

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