Southern Living Christmas Cookbook

Dillard’s Offers Exclusive Southern Living Christmas Cookbook to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR – (September 25, 2017)  Dillard’s is pleased to further its commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) and their goal to keep families of ill children close to each other and the medical care they need with Dillard’s 24th  annual holiday fundraiser.  Since 1994, Dillard’s has supported RMHC in strengthening families during difficult times with a fundraiser benefiting its Ronald McDonald House® program.

For the tenth time, Dillard’s is offering a special custom edition of the Southern Living Christmas Cookbook to benefit RMHC.  This exclusive hardbound cookbook is filled with more than 280 pages with over 175 all-new recipes, as well as decorating ideas for Christmas plus seasonal gatherings. This “can’t-miss” cookbook is available for only $10.

The cookbooks are available now in all Dillard’s stores nationwide, as well as online at www.dillards.com. Profits from the sale of the cookbooks will benefit Ronald McDonald Houses operated by local RMHC Chapters in Dillard’s markets.

“Our Ronald McDonald Houses provide families much more than a place to stay while their children are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals,” said Sheila Musolino, president and CEO of RMHC. “Through the generous support of donors like Dillard’s, RMHC is able to provide a supportive environment so families can focus on the care of their child, rather than where they’ll sleep at night or how they’ll find the time to make a nourishing meal. With ongoing support, RMHC provides sick children with what they need the most – the comfort and love of their families.”

Now in its 24th year of support, Dillard’s has raised more than $13.6 million to benefit RMHC. “Our continued relationship with RMHC gives all of us at Dillard’s an enormous sense of pride.  We look forward to another successful fundraiser this year and are honored to support the Ronald McDonald Houses in our communities,” said Denise Mahaffy, senior vice president of Dillard’s.

About Dillard’s

Dillard’s, Inc. ranks among the nation’s largest fashion retailers with annual sales exceeding $6.2 billion. The Company focuses on delivering style, service and value to its shoppers by offering compelling fashion, cosmetics and home selections complemented by exceptional customer care. Dillard’s stores offer a broad selection of merchandise and feature products from both national and exclusive brand sources. The Company operates 268 Dillard’s locations and 25 clearance centers spanning 29 states plus an Internet store at www.dillards.com.

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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.

Duties:

  • 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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Greenville Journal Feature Article

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas plans to double capacity with expansion

AUG 3, 2017 | EMILY PIETRAS

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas (RMHCC), which assists the families of sick or critically injured children by providing housing, meals, transportation, and other support, has been facing an unprecedented demand for its services.

“We are always full at over 80 percent capacity and have been for over five years,” says Marti Spencer, executive director and CEO of RMHCC.

RMHCC, located on Grove Road across from the Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital, is one of more than 335 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide.

“We allow families to have time together. That’s the most important thing,” Spencer says. “So when your child is critically ill or injured, you know that we are kind of going to take away all those worries about where you’re going to sleep, where you’re going to eat, how you’re going to take a shower, do laundry. … So we provide all of those for them so that their focus can be on their child. We try to be part of the whole program of family-centered care.”

She adds, “We’re able to keep families close and help them have some normalcy at a very unpredictable time in their lives and their children’s lives.”

Since RMHCC opened its doors in 1989, GHS Children’s Hospital has more than doubled its number of beds, from 64 to 166 in 2015. In that same time period, its team of pediatric specialists has increased from 14 to 206.

More than half of the families who stay at RMHCC have children being treated at GHS, but the organization has other medical affiliates in the Upstate, including the Shriners Hospital for Children and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.

RMHCC mainly serves families from across South Carolina, as well as from six neighboring states: Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. In 2015, the counties most served were Oconee, Greenwood, Laurens, Anderson, Spartanburg, and Greenville.

Although RMHCC never wants to be in a position where they have to turn away a family, the growth of local hospital systems has left them without a choice. With just 12 guest rooms, they simply don’t have enough space to accommodate need.

“Last year, we served over 350 families, but we had to wait-list over 250 families,” Spencer says.

The Bell family recently spent 12 days at a hotel before RMHCC had an open room.

Twenty-nine-year old Abby Bell gave birth to her second child, Jensen, on May 11. Her pregnancy was full-term without any complications, but during birth, Jensen sustained a severe brain injury, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain. He was treated in the neonatal intensive care unit at the GHS Children’s Hospital.

Continue reading the full story here: https://greenvillejournal.com/2017/08/03/ronald-mcdonald-house-charities-carolinas-plans-double-capacity-expansion/
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We’re Hiring!

Join Our Team

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas (RMHCC) is a home away from home for families of critically ill or injured children receiving treatment in a local hospital in Greenville, S.C.  It is our mission to keep families close, while providing hope, encouragement and comfort when they need it most.  We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year—making sure we are always here to help a family in need.  To continue to serve as many families as possible, we need your help!  We are currently in need of an Intern to assist with the Development and Events this fall and spring semesters.

Email [email protected] for these documents emailed directly to your inbox!

Volunteer Services Coordinator (Full Time) – Position Filled! 

Responsible for the recruitment, engagement, record keeping, retention and recognition of volunteers providing service at the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Carolinas in addition to managing the RMHC of the Carolinas’ silent auction within its two largest fundraising events.

Thank you to all of the applicants! We had an overwhelming response and are thrilled to announce our newest team member soon. Stay tuned! 

Development and Events Fall and/or Spring 2017 Internship

Assist the Development and Marketing Director and Events and Communications Manager in all operational and event planning tasks needed to plan and implement successful fundraising events. Learn more about this opportunity here!

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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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