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Family stories, volunteer and donor shout outs, and upcoming events from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond.
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Mission Accomplished
When baby X’zayvion, “X”, arrived earlier than expected, his parents Joseph and Titia were scared and worried about the stability of their sweet newborn. X was delivered at Chippenham Hospital, over an hour away from the family’s home in Alberta, Virginia. X would need to stay in the hospital to gain strength and weight before he would be able to go home. Wanting to stay near their hospitalized baby, but unable to afford an extended hotel stay, Titia and Joseph were referred to the Ronald McDonald House.
 
                                

Upcoming Events

Lily Rain Gives Back
DECEMBER 9 - Shop Lily Rain's Short Pump location between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm and 20% of your purchase will be donated to RMHC Richmond. 

Hutch Dine for Good
DECEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27 - Dine at Hutch (1308 Gaskins Road) for lunch or dinner on any Tuesday in December and 10% of your sale will be donated to RMHC Richmond! Book a reservation now.


Dillard's Cookbook Fundraiser
NOW - DECEMBER 24 - The perfect gift! Southern Living Holiday Cookbooks are available for $10 at any Dillard's location. Proceeds from cookbooks purchase at Stony Point Fashion Park and Short Pump Mall will benefit RMHC Richmond.

Great Wolf Lodge
NOW - DECEMBER 24 - Enjoy a special experience this holiday season at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg. For a $10 donation to RMHC, your family can dine inside the resort's life-size Gingerbread House as a part of the Snowland celebration.

Mazda Drive for Good
NOW - JANUARY 4 - Test drive a Mazda and 1 hour of volunteer service will be donated, purchase a Mazda and $150 will be donated to charity. In Richmond, local dealers Pearson Mazda and Whitten Brothers Mazda have selected Ronald McDonald House Charities as their local charity of choice! 
Superheroes in Action

River Run Dental reached out to RMHC last summer and quickly became loyal volunteers. They have provided numerous fun-themed, healthy meals and delicious cookies for the families at the house. Also, they donated various needed items such as gift cards, lunch boxes, and more.

This holiday season, their practice encouraged patients to donate items from our holiday wish list. The staff of RMHC and its families truly appreciate all that River Run Dental has done, and we can’t wait until they return again!
                         

Meet our November Meal Providers
  HandsOn Greater Richmond · Chris Parks  · Linda Huennekens  · Ricna Group · Wells Fargo · Jessica Puljan · Target · CJ's Thumb Up Foundation  · Wayne Jennings  · VCU Kappa Epsilon  · River Run  Dental · Melanie Lee  · Rollins Family · Southwest · TCSC · Bankers Insurance  · Omega Gamma Zeta  · ADPi CNU  · Bret Fowler · Laura Ferber  · Marsh USA · ICL · Elisa Hayden ·  Michael Johnson·  Tracy Kerzanet·  Nikkea Hardy · Christ the King Church · Amiee Haley ·  Capital One·  Hermitage Enterprises·  Country Club of Virginia·  Ameriprise Financial· Lucretia Anderson ·  Marita Jenkins ·  Honor Carver · Michelle Atkins · Raquel Maye ·  Thompson Hospitality ·  Cecilia Putnam ·  Kristi Glass· Jamie Dodd  · Lauren Motley ·  Kenneth Hanks · Erin Brooks·  Jacbson Family · Johnson Family · Nirmala Seoparsan ·  Virginia Appadoo · Kristen Hundley · Lisa Morris · Organization Management ·  Welborne UMC

Learn about all of our volunteer opportunities by contacting our Volunteer Manager, Diana Villarreal, at diana@rmhc-richmond.org
Community Spotlight

We'd like to recognize and thank Alison Opel of Midlothian who just completed the Richmond Half Marathon and raised over $500 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond. Alison said, "When the going gets tough, when my legs get tired, and I want to give up, I remember why I'm running and I dig a little deeper. I run for my best friend Katie, I run for my nephew Cash, I run for the families who would give anything to have their children well.  RMHC will always hold a special place in my heart. I was honored to run this race for them, ecstatic to raise money that I know will be put to good use, and I will continue to support their amazing work!"

Thank you, Alison, and congratulations on completing the half marathon!

We've got a team running in the Chicago Marathon! Want to join us or to include RMHC as a part of your next endurance event? Contact Rainey Niklawski, Development Assistant, at rainey@rmhc-richmond.org or 804-355-6517.
Major Gifts (November 1 - November 30)
Monetary Gifts over $1,000
  • Mr. Furlong Baldwin
  • Ms. Sarah Collins
  • Evelyn Byrd Charitable Fund
  • Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • Natalie & Curt McArtor, The McArtor Group
  • Virginia Sargeant Reynolds Foundation
Are you a state or federal government employee?
You can support RMHC through your workplace giving campaign!
To participate in the Central Virginia Area Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), use code #37576
To participate in the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC), use code #3274
To provide resources for families to keep their children healthy and happy, RMHC relies on the generosity of hundreds of donors. To learn more about our greatest needs, please contact Allison Santos, Director of Development, at allison@rmhc-richmond.org.
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