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…

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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…

Red Shoe Run Team IBERIABANK

Red Shoe Run Team Tuesday: Team IBERIABANK inspired by families they know

This #TeamTuesday we’re featuring one of our largest teams, Team IBERIABANK! Their captain, Erica Murphy, first started working with RMHCA as a member of Alpha Delta Pi while at the University of Alabama. She’s continued sharing her time and talents and we’re thrilled to welcome Team IBERIABANK and our 50+ other teams downtown on March…

Karr family with Aria in the NICU

Red Shoe Run Team Thursday: The Karrs are running to help other families like them

This Thursday, we’re highlighting the Karr family and their efforts to give back to the charity after a stay with us last year. Read more from Brooke Karr on their experience at the Ronald McDonald House! Tell me a little bit about how your family came to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. We were…

Family Story: Ma’kailyn the Heart Warrior

 Ma’kailyn Phillips-Betton isn’t quite 2-years-old yet but she’s fought through more than some adults. She was born with two heart defects and spent the first three months of her life in the hospital in Birmingham. As you could imagine, it was stressful and scary for her mother, Chiquita, to see her daughter that sick while…

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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…

Ronald's Workshop 2017

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…

Jasper Clark

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…

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