Monday, September 5, 2011

the rundown on the Ronald McDonald House Charities

To start out the month, I want to give you a little history behind the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As the month goes along, I will talk more about the RMHC, our local chapter, and all the ways you can help :) 

The Ronald McDonal House Charities began in 1974 when they opened their first House in Philadelphia. This House was made possible thanks to Dr. Audrey Evans, Philadelphia Eagles' player Fred Hill whose daughter had leukemia, the owner of the Eagles, Leonard Tose, the Eagles' general manager Jim Murray and Ed Rensi, the McDonald's regional manager. The McDonald's owner/operators in Philadelphia donated proceeds from the sales of Shamrock Shakes to fund the House.
In 1984 the Ronald McDonald House Charities was officially established and since has set out to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. These programs strengthen families during their most difficult or challenging times, facing a medical emergency. RMHC has a global network of Chapters in 53 countries and regions. They make an immediate impact on children through three key programs: The Ronald McDonald House, The Ronald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.

I will be talking about all of these programs in detail this month, so you can know more about the RMH too! Don't forget that this month I am hosting a Thirty One party with a percentage of the sales going to the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan. Email me at if you'd like to come or click here to go to the Thirty One website, click "place an order", then select my party for the proceeds to go to RMH! 

ALSO, another easy way you can help is to simply collect pop tabs and get them to me by the end of the month! The RMH collects them and turns them in for money for the House! So many ways to help this month people! Stay tuned for more details!

Be the change. Make the difference.

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