SPRING Internship

Join Our Team This Spring!

Position: Development and Events Intern

Stipend: Unpaid Internship
Dates of Position : 3 month minimum – 6 months maximum
Time Commitment: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 15 hours a week minimum. Hours 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Supervisors: Kate Venuto, Director of Administration & Marketing and Samantha Bauer, Director of Communications & Events

Job Purpose
Assist theDirector of Administration & Marketing and Director of Communications & Events in all operational and event planning tasks needed to plan and implement successful fundraising events.


  • Assist in correspondence with and relationship building of donors, volunteers and supporters
  • Track and manage data in House donor and volunteer database
  • Aid in research and further development of prospective supporters and sponsors
  • Compose correspondence that will be sent via mail, e-mail and social media to a variety of audiences
  • Assist with development and execution of the House’s silent auction for the House’s largest fundraiser, the McGala.
  • Create lists and generate reports for fundraising and event planning purposes.

Skills and Experience:

  • Desire to work in the non-profit industry, with an overall passion for helping others
  • Thorough and detailed expertise with written and verbal communications
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of HTML and working with WordPress is a plus
  • Developed organizational skills and great attention to details
  • Able to manage multiple activities at one time and work in a fast-paced environment showing self-initiative

Click here to apply!

Spring Interns 2016

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BMW Charity Pro-Am

BMW Charity Pro-Am Volunteer Opportunities, May 15-21, 2017

Earn $20 each day you volunteer for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas at the 2017 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation

Volunteering at the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation comes with many benefits. You can get up close to Web.com Tour pros and celebrities and be a part of a professional sporting event right here in the Upstate. It’s fun, even for those who don’t know anything about the game of golf.

It’s also a great way to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas! For each day you volunteer you earn $20 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, allowing us to provide a home for critically ill or injured children and their families, providing hope, encouragement and comfort when they need it most.

Registration is now OPEN at www.bmwusfactory.com/charity-golf/. Online registration closes May 8. After May 8, you can register via paper application, which will be available on the site above. Positions are filled on a first come first serve basis, so we strongly encourage early bird registration! Make sure you designate us as your charity  of choice during the registration process.

Volunteer registration is $40 and includes your volunteer uniform, meals while volunteering, credentials for you and a guest to attend the tournament when you aren’t working and more! We hope you can join the RMHC volunteer team – we can’t wait to see you on one of the three amazing courses.

For more information about this opportunity contact Rose Woelker, our House Volunteer Services Coordinator at [email protected].

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Suzuki Practice-A-Thon

Kids Helping Kids

The Upstate Suzuki Studios held a Practice-A-Thon in the lobby at Greenville Health System’s Children’s Hospital on Saturday, March 19th, 2017. These talented kids raised over $3,000 for our House, all while playing sweet and beautiful tunes to the patients, families, friends, staff and volunteers at GHS. Thank you for helping to keep families close in our Ronald McDonald Family Room and at our House! What a wonderful day!

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4th Annual Greenville Roast to Feature Bob Howard

Ronald McDonald House 4th Annual Greenville Roast to Feature Bob Howard

Fundraiser Roasts Past President of Greenville Tech Foundation

GREENVILLE, S.C.  (Feb. 16, 2017) – Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Greenville Roast honorary Roastee will be Mr. Bob Howard, Past President of Greenville Tech Foundation. The Greenville Roast is the Ronald McDonald House’s annual comedic-fundraiser designed to “roast” community leaders all while raising funds for the House’s mission of keeping families close to their critically injured or sick child. In addition, part of the proceeds will also benefit Greenville Tech Foundation and its mission of ensuring that the college is able to provide a quality college education at modest costs and to reduce financial barriers to higher education.

The Greenville Roast will be held on Thursday, March 16th at the Poinsett Club Downtown. Bob Howard’s friends and colleagues will be on the “Roasting Panel” providing laughs for the entire audience. The Roasters include Marion Crawford, President and CEO of Crawford Strategy, Alan Ethridge, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Arts Council, Butler Mullins, Foundation Manager of Greenville Tech Foundation, and Knox White, Mayor of Greenville. The group of roasters will subject Mr. Howard to good-humor jokes and memories all in support of Ronald McDonald House and Greenville Tech Foundation.

“Now in its 4th year, the Greenville Roast is one of our favorite events,” said Marti Spencer, Executive Director/CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas. “It is such a fun evening and so many fun memories are shared between the Roasters and our Guest of Honor.”

A cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Poinsett Club with hors d’oeuvres. The dinner and roast will begin at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets can be purchased by contacting Samantha Bauer, Communications and Events Manager, at (864) 235-0506 or [email protected]. For more information on the Greenville Roast, please visit: http://rmhc-carolinas.org/greenville-roast/

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Fall for Greenville Volunteers Needed


Red Shoe Society’s largest, and arguably most enjoyable, volunteer event of the year is finally upon us! As 1 of only 9 beneficiaries of Fall for Greenville, Red Shoe members, friends and RMH supporters will volunteer our time throughout the weekend, Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16. 

Exciting news this year – all volunteers will receive 1 sheet of 8 tickets (gets you a beer and snack) to use during the festival! Woohoo!!

Sign up is now open (make sure to select Red Shoe Society as your affiliation) and the city has made this process very simple: 

  • If you ALREADY HAVE a volunteer account, click here to login and select your volunteer dates/times
  • If you are a NEW VOLUNTEER, click here to register. (you will then be directed to select your dates/times)

*Note that the Red Shoe Society does have the Beer Garden blocked off for Friday 4:30pm – 8pm and Saturday 1:30pm – 6pm, but you can sign up for any shift and position you like. Positions include checking IDs, distributing wristbands and tickets, and pouring beer. 

Invite your friends and coworkers to help out too – the more, the merrier! Just make sure they select Red Shoe Society as their affiliation. 

Please reach out if you have any questions!

Ashley and Al / Red Shoe Volunteer Team


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3rd Annual One Night One Shirt Campaign

Upstate Companies Support Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas During Its 3rd Annual One Night One Shirt Campaign

GREENVILLE, S.C.  (Aug. 26, 2016) – RMHC of the Carolinas hosted it 3rd annual One Night One Shirt t-shirt campaign today. Over 375 t-shirts were purchased by employees of 17 Upstate companies and organizations in support of Ronald McDonald House. The companies and organizations purchased a specially designed “One Night One Shirt” t-shirt and everyone wore the t-shirt to work to bring awareness to RMHC of the Carolinas and its mission of keeping families close to their critical ill or injured child receiving treatment at a nearby medical facility. 

RMHC of the Carolinas’ One Night One Shirt campaign also has a significant meaning for employees wearing the t-shirt. The $8 donation (on top of the cost of the t-shirt) is how much Ronald McDonald House asks each family to donate to stay per night. Of course, if a family cannot make the $8 per night donation, they are never turned away because of their in ability to pay. Due to healthcare costs and other unpredictable expenses, over 80% of Ronald McDonald House families cannot afford to pay. The One Night One Shirt Campaign allows donors to subsidize this donation for families who cannot pay.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our Upstate business community and donors,” said Marti Spencer, Executive Director/CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas. “For this campaign our goal is to spread awareness of our services and mission. We are thrilled over 375 people will be wearing their support of RMHCC.”

RMHC of the Carolinas also partnered with the Greenville Drive for the campaign. Everyone who wears their t-shirt to the ball park tonight will receive complimentary access into the Greenville Drive baseball game vs. the Asheville Tourists at 7:00 p.m.

This year’s participating companies and organizations include Alpha Delta Pi of Furman University, Robert Half, Alliance Consulting Engineers, Swenson & Associates, Walgreens, J.B. Watts Co., Inc., McMillan Pazdan Smith, Indexx Printing, Wells Fargo, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Amica Mutual Insurance Company, Baldor Electric, Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Sticky Fingers, Greenville Health System, Integrated Power Services, and Pope, Smith, Brown, & King, P.A.








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RMH Weekly Volunteer Update!

Hello and Happy Monday!

I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Happy (almost) Father’s Day to all of you amazing dad’s out there!!


  • We do ONE immediate need this week for our “Guest Chef” program, and plenty of Cookie Team Openings!
  • Kristi is in search of a Weekend Manager for the first weekend in July (1st-3rd). Check out the description here and contact Kristi if you are available or interested in learning more!
  • Are you an expert cleaner? Our housekeeper will be out of town July 4th-5th and we need help! Our House has been full for the last few weeks with a waiting list for new families to come in once one checks out. What we need is for some assistance in cleaning these rooms when families check out and to clean our family areas (kitchen, living room, hallways, etc.). This opportunity is great for groups or individuals. Contact Kristi if you are interested!

Here are our priority needs for the next two weeks.  Let Kristi know if you or someone you know are interested/available to help!


PRIORITY NEEDS FOR for 6/13 – 6/26


  • Guest Chef: MaryAnn S.
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart



  • Guest Chef: Kate and Ken B.
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart



  • Guest Chef: First Rock Church
  • Cookies from the Heart: Tara S.



  • Guest Chef: Group B Kowalk
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart



  • Guest Chef: Greenville Tech Culinary Institute
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart



  • Guest Chef: Josh and Maria P.
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart




  • Guest Chef: GBF Melanie S.
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart
  • House Volunteer Opening: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM



  • Guest Chef: St. Peters Episcopal
  • Cookies from the Heart: Crystal and Madi



  • Cookies from the Heart: Bernadette W.
  • Guest Chef: Greenwood Genetics



  • Guest Chef: Hatten Family
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart

THURSDAY 6/23***

  • Opening for Guest Chef Program (pizza and catered meals gladly accepted)
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart


  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart
  • Guest Chef: Spinx



  • Guest Chef: Kathryn Costa
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart
  • House Volunteer Opening: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM



  • Guest Chef: Greer First Baptist
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart
  • House Volunteer Opening: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Reminder to email or call Kristi ([email protected] / 864-235-0506) if you can help to fill in any of these holes. We look forward to having you at the House soon! Thank you so very much for all that you do!!!

All the best,

Samantha Bauer
Communications and Events Manager
Direct: (864) 272-019

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Meet William Extein

Positive Acts of Kindness at RMH

One positive action trumps a thousand good intentions.  This is the motto one local Lowes employee lives by each and every day.

Upon meeting the Director of Operations for the Ronald McDonald House Kristi Hall Ayala, William Extein immediately started his positive actions.  Kristi had come to Lowes looking for a bathroom sink stopper.  With many families coming in and out of the House daily, there is lots of wear and tear on the House’s 12 bedrooms, each with private bathroom.  Wanting to ensure the families were as comfortable as possible during their stay at the House, but without the budget to hire an expert, Kristi planned to install it herself.

William generously offered his services to help Kristi and the Ronald McDonald House by installing the sink stopper.  But, he didn’t stop there.  William has since fixed rain gutters, installed new brackets to the rain gutters, painted ceilings, fixed toilets and lent a hand anywhere he could.

These charitable acts are not uncommon for William who is a former Boy Scout and US Airforce veteran.  He is also on the board of a local charity Defenders of Children.

William’s inspiration is his father who worked for charities for over 20 years after his own retirement.  William knows a small act of kindness can go a long way, especially for families in need like those who stay at the Ronald McDonald House.

William’s positive actions have trumped quite a few more than a thousand good intentions.  His positive acts of kindness have helped many families feel comfortable at their “home away from home” at the Ronald McDonald House.

William Extein

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