Today is the official launch of Round-Up for RMHC! McDonald’s customers can now donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities® through new technology that gives them the opportunity to Round-Up their purchase to the nearest whole dollar.
With the option available at approximately 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants nationwide, and more than 400 in North Carolina, donating is both easier and more convenient. Customers have donated spare change through the RMHC Donation Box for decades and while donations to the collection boxes remain significant, there has been a drop as our society becomes increasingly cashless. Round-Up For RMHC will provide an additional convenient donation option for customers, regardless of their preferred payment method.
Follow along with the Round-Up fundraiser by following your local House on social media!
Thankful for our Families: Meet the Badore Family!
Anna and Benjamin Badore’s beautiful twin girls were born on June 22, 2019. At 29 weeks Anna went into pre-term labor and her husband drove an hour and a half before arriving at the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center. After 4 days were spent in the hospital, the Badore Family checked into the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC with their two year old daughter, Laura, as their twins spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
When asked how the House helped them, Anna answered, “The House was so convenient to come and go as needed with a shuttle service available to take us back and forth to the hospital to visit Alexandria and Liliana.” Although they loved the convenience and other amenities of the House, their favorite part was the activity nights. They explained how, with everything going on, it was great to take their mind off everything and enjoy the moment.
“We have made many friends at the house. The stories that we have are endless. I have and will continue to keep in touch with the families. The staff was amazing and we were so close to them. They changed our lives for the better” said Anna.
After 115 days spent at the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital, 11 collective surgeries and procedures and 111 days spent at the RMHENC, the Badore Family celebrated going home in October!
In the News: Teen Donates $2,000 of Needed Items to
Last month, we shared the amazing work of Caitlynn Lovelace and the $2,000 worth of needed items she donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem. We are so excited to see her hard work being recognized and could not be more grateful for her! Check out this news article!
Grant Presentation for Brothers Organized to Serve Others
Brothers Organized To Serve Others is a community based organization focused on improving the quality of life for individuals and families. Its goal is to mentor males from six to 18 years of age with a concentration on character development, academics, discipline and culture.
RMHC of NC was proud to award the organization with $7,500 at a recent grant presentation in Greensboro, NC to assist with the organization’s mission and continued positive community impact.
Capital City Shootout Success!
The 2019 Capital City Shootout was a wonderful day of friendly competition in support of the Ronald McDonald Houses of Chapel Hill, Durham and Wake! Congratulations to the Circle K Fleet Card Team for taking first place!
Duke Lacrosse Visit Warms Hearts
RMH of Durham and Wake have full hearts from a recent visit from two Duke Lacrosse players, Joey and Ryan, who spent time hanging out and playing with the House’s kids.
Mark Your Calendars
December: During December, our Houses will offer luminary kits for sale. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House from which the luminaries are purchased. Contact your local House for more information about the luminary kits and how you can get involved!
December 12th: Don your favorite tacky sweater and join the RMH of Charlotte young professionals at Hoppin’ at 1402 Winnifred Street for good beer, great company and an awesome cause. 10% of all proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte! All are welcome, so the more the merrier. To find more information, click here.
December 13th: Do you work in the Triangle and need a holiday cause for your office or business to support? RMH of Durham and Wake has created a Wishing Tree kit. This is an angel tree program which can be implemented in local businesses to support RMH families during the holidays. You can find the kit and more information here, but be sure to share this opportunity soon! Present drop off deadline is December 13th!
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RMHC is recognized as a public charity under Internal Revenue Code section 509(a) and has 501(c)(3) status. Donations to RMHC are deductible. Donors should consult their tax advisor for questions regarding deductibility. The RMHC EIN is 36-2934689. A copy of the RMHC determination letter is available upon request.