Posts Tagged ‘volunteer’

2020 Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K

Birmingham, get ready to ROCK on Saturday, April 4, 2020 for the 16th Annual Red Shoe Run!

read more

Bowl-a-palooza benefiting RMHCA

The Ronald McDonald House Student Leadership Council is set to host their 7th Annual Bowl-a-palooza at Oak Mountain Lanes on Friday, March 13, 2020!

read more

Holiday Wish List

We have a special list of needs for this holiday season! Holding a Wish List Drive is a great way to get a group of friends to help RMHCA.

read more

Dillard Family Story: Overnight arrival? RMHCA has families covered

Many families arrive in Birmingham in medical crisis with only the clothes on their backs, unsure of where to go or even turn for help. The Ronald McDonald House and now our Ronald McDonald Family Room at UAB Women & Infants Center can provide reassurance and a home away from home, no matter what time…

read more

Family Story: Christian has family with him while battling cancer

To date in 2019, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama has provided comfort and care for 64 families who are battling childhood cancer. This serious diagnosis is consistently one of the top 5 reasons a family needs our Ronald McDonald House. Children like Christian need, and deserve, to have their parents and loved ones nearby…

read more

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…

read more

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…

read more

Miles for Smiles Walk-a-thon

Opp Elementary School Students are walking for the families served by RMHCA! These students were inspired to help because several families in their community have used the Ronald McDonald House. You can support these giving students by making a donation to their Raise Love page here. Thank you to Opp Elementary School for supporting RMHCA!

read more

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…

read more

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…

read more

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…

read more

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…

read more

Belk Charity Sale

Go ahead and save the date for Saturday, November 3! A group of fashion-forward RMHCA supporters will be selling Belk Charity Sale tickets to help keep families together when they’ve traveled far from home for their child’s medical care. Contact us at 205-638-7372 with information on how to get your tickets.

read more

Day of Change 2018

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama is ready to celebrate Day of Change on Monday, October 15!

read more

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…

read more