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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
 

Erin's pregnancy was not progressing as quickly as expected. After consulting with specialty doctors at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond—two hours away from her home in Dundas, VA—she learned that her child was suffering from gastroschisis, a condition in which a baby’s intestines grow on the outside of their body.

After hearing this heartbreaking news, Erin was unsure of how she could stay nearby baby Isabella for an extended period of time while she was undergoing treatment after birth. Erin’s doctor connected her to a social worker who gave her information about staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Erin was relieved to be able to stay nearby and commented, "there was overwhelming positivity throughout the Ronald McDonald House."

                                                 

Upcoming Events

McDonald's Fundraiser
NOVEMBER 1 - 13 - Show your support for RMHC by visiting a participating McDonald's restaurant and donating $1, $3, or $5. You'll be playing an important role in keeping families with critically-ill children together, right in our community.
 
Turkey Trot 5k
NOVEMBER 19 - Sign up to run the Chickahominy YMCA Turkey Trot where a portion of the event proceeds will benefit RMHC. Race begins at 9:00 a.m. Dogs and strollers welcome! Register online here and use code TurkeyRMHC for a discount.

Chipotle Give Back
NOVEMBER 19 - Visit a Richmond area Chipotle from 11 am - 10 pm and tell the cashier "I'm dining for RMHC!" and 50% of your purchase will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities!


Giving Tuesday
NOVEMBER 29 - A global day dedicated to giving back. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a way to celebrate the charities you love. Donate to RMHC on November 29th to be a part of #GivingTuesday!
Superheroes in Action
On October 15th we welcomed a group of volunteers to RMHC for the Hands On Greater Richmond Day. Volunteers spent the morning repainting our basement and making activity packs for our Happy Wheels program. Thank you!
               
       
Meet our October Meal Providers
  HandsOn Greater Richmond · Chris Parks  · Linda Huennekens  · Ricna Group · Wells Fargo · Jessica Puljan · Target · CJ's Thumb Foundation  · Wayne Jennings  · Taylor Bell · The Summit Church · VCU Kappa Epsilon  · Rusnak Family Dentistry  ·  Jill Magruder  · Ellen Guidry ·  Dominion Packing  · Tonisha Pitchford · Melanie Lee · CCM at VCU  · Rollins Family · Southwest · TCSC · Bankers Insurance  · Omega Gamma Zeta  · Nicole Eshelman  ·  Raylene Myers · Theodore Family · ADPi Longwood · Barbara Greenwalt · Marc Mitchell  · Good Neighbor Community Services · Bret Fowler · Laura Ferber · DTLR · BH Managment · Trane · Mallory Carter · Vanity McDaniel · Verscend · Marsh USA · Jennings Family · Regan Gifford · Aaron Hales · ADPi Alumni Association · Girmaldi's Pizza · ICL · Pat and Beth Barth · RJRT · Elisa Hayden · All Saints Church · Denise Throckmorton  ·Hilton Downtown

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

Dillard's has been an ongoing partner of RMHC for 23 years. For the ninth time, Dillard's is offering a special edition of the Southern Living Holiday Cookbook to benefit RMHC. This exclusive, 288-page hardbound cookbook is filled with more than 200 recipes and dozens of decoration ideas for Christmas and seasonal gatherings. This "can't miss" cookbook is available for $10 with proceeds benefiting RMHC. 

In Richmond, pick up your copy at Dillard's locations at Stony Point Fashion Park and Short Pump Mall. A limited supply is also available at Richmond's Ronald McDonald House. Proceeds will directly support the Richmond chapter of RMHC. The cookbooks make great teacher gifts, stocking stuffers, secret Santa gifts, corporate or vendor gifts, and hostess gifts. They are available for purchase until December 24th. 

Major Gifts (October 1 - October 31)
Monetary Gifts over $1,000
  • RMHC Car Donation Program
  • Ms. Barbara Crowley
  • Kelly's Kids
  • Lexus of Richmond
  • Pediatric Connection
  • RECO Foundation
  • Republic National Distributing Foundation
  • ServPro of Richmond
In-Kind Gifts over $1,000
  • The Colacurcio Family (Wish List Items)
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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