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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 Henry Gonzalez of First Class Limo was chosen to be featured on WTVR CBS 6's popular news segment, Nikki Dee Can You Be Me, his first thought was, "How can I use this opportunity to help others?"

First Class Limo provides luxury transportation options in Richmond and the client list has included celebrities like Russell Wilson and Steven Spielberg. But, for this special ride they teamed up with Nikki Dee to visit another group of stars, the guests at Richmond's Ronald McDonald House. 

Families gathered on the front porch and watched the beautiful limousine pull up in front of 2330 Monument Avenue. Nikki Dee, Henry and his team delivered stuffed animals, smiles, and hugs to the children and their families. Thank you for this special moment and for brightening the day of our families!


                                                                    

Upcoming Events

Day of Change
OCTOBER 15 - Did you know? When you drop a quarter in a McDonald's restaurant donation box, the money supports your local Ronald McDonald House. Join us in celebrating this 40 year tradition by visiting your nearest McDonald's restaurant and donating your small change. 

Bobby + April Live Music Benefit
OCTOBER 19 - Join the team from Bobby + April at the Tin Pan for an evening of live music by James & Emma and Colin & Caroline. Enjoy a cash bar and dinner with proceeds benefiting RMHC. Join the event on Facebook to learn more.

Lilly Rain Gives Back
OCTOBER 29, 2016 - Come out to the Lily Rain Short Pump Mall store and shop their selection of clothing, accessories, and home decor between 12:00 and 5:00 pm. 15% of all sales during this time frame will benefit RMHC Richmond! 

Dillard's Southern Living Holiday Cookbook
NOW - DECEMBER 24, 2016 - Purchase a beautiful, hard-cover cookbook for $10 at any Dillard's department store (Richmond locations include Stony Point Fashion Park and Short Pump Mall) and the proceeds will benefit RMHC. These make great gifts for teachers, coworkers, secret santa, clients, and more!
 
Superheroes in Action
Recently we were honored to welcome a group of incoming students from Washington & Lee University as volunteers. The group participated in the school's Volunteer Venture program where students spend one week volunteering in seven different cities. The unique opportunity allows the students to give back while also getting to know their new classmates.

Volunteer Harris Billings said of his experience, "I had a really powerful experience working with the Ronald McDonald House because it’s a service my mom used when my sister and I were receiving medical treatment. The normalcy [RMHC] provides gives families a sense of control, which would otherwise be lacking. Because of this, volunteering with RMHC was especially meaningful for me."

               
                  
Meet our September Meal Providers
Christ the King Church  · HandsOn Greater Richmond · Chris Parks  · Linda Huennekens · Pat Smith · Ricna Group · Wells Fargo · Jessica Puljan · Target · CJ's Thumb Foundation  · Wayne Jennings · Lucretia Anderson · Taylor Bell · The Summit Church · VCU Kappa Epsilon · KNOW- KPMG Network of Women · Rusnak Family Dentistry · CNU ADPi · Christi Glass · Melanie Lee ·  Jill Magruder · AKA Sorority · Ellen Guidry ·  Dominion Packing · Rhonda Girard · Tonisha Pitchford · Melanie Lee · CCM at VCU · Team Rebus · Diana Hall · Capital One · Rollins Family · Susan Dausch · Southwest · TCSC · Bankers Insurance · Shelia Tibbitts · Omega Gamma Zeta · Hermitage Enterprises · Tiffany Fortune · Amazon · Nicole Eshelman · Kenneth Hanks · RMS US · Gravel Hill Baptist Church · Kayla Reeg · Patty Lewis · The  Steward School ·  

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

This year marked the 10th anniversary of our largest event of the year - the Red Shoe Rendezvous. Raising the most it ever has, the two-day event raised $227,000 to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond.

The event featured a special family story about our guests of honor, the Doyle family. We were also thrilled to recognize event chair, Susan Durlak, for 10 years of Red Shoe Rendezvous success.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, auction item donors, restaurants, vendors, attendees, and golfers for your incredible support of our mission to keep families close when it is needed most.

               
             

Major Gifts (September 1 - September 30)
Monetary Gifts over $1,000
  • Atlantic Constructors
  • Barton Malow Foundation
  • Capitol Signs
  • Century Products
  • CH Guenther
  • Chesterfield Commercial Realty
  • First Community Bank
  • Mr. and Mrs. Grayson Fox
  • HG Design
  • H & K International
  • Mr. Al Harris
  • Mr. Richard Hendricks
  • Kenney's Landscaping
  • Lingerfelt Commonwealth Partners
  • McDonald's Baltimore/Washington Region
  • Mr. & Mrs. Richard McNeil
  • Monument Consulting
  • Noelker & Hull
  • PODS
  • Restaurant Technologies
  • Reynolds Development
  • Mr. & Mrs. Keith Robertson
  • Signs Unlimited
  • Taylor Freezer Company
  • Ms. Freda Thornton
  • Union Bank & Trust
  • W.M. Jordan Company
  • Mr. Pete Washington
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wells Fargo Advisors - Mr. Fred Hughes
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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804.355.6517 | rmhc-richmond.org

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