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!

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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…

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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…

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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!

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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…

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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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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…

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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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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.

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Day of Change 2018

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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