Jersey Mike’s Subs on Augusta To Open Wednesday!

Welcome, Neighbor!

Do you enjoy Jersey Mike’s Subs as much as we do? Stop by their newest location on Augusta Road to celebrate their Grand Opening week THIS WEEK, June 6th-10th! For each attached coupon redeemed, they will DONATE $2.00 to RMHC of the Carolinas. We hope to see you there!

*Please print and bring this coupon with you. Must use in store (1818 Augusta St., Greenville 29605), no phone orders accepted. Valid June 6th-10th.*

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Hey, Neighbor!

United in Service. United in Community.

Did you know our friends at United Community Bank on Augusta Road are committed to serving our local neighborhood? Not only through your personal or professional banking needs but also through support of local non-profit organizations like ours! We are grateful for our ongoing partnership with Greenville County’s United Community Bank, The Bank that Service Built, and encourage you to stop in and see for yourself.

Did you receive one of these mailers below? If so, visit the Augusta Road branch to open a new checking account and they will make a $50 donation in your name to our House!

Let’s make a difference, together. Contact Samantha at [email protected] to learn more today!

 

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May Volunteer Spotlight

Get to know weekly volunteer, Andrew Weaver!

Q: Why did you choose RMHC of the Carolinas? 

A: A few years ago, close friends of mine spent several months at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas (RMHCC) in Greenville, S.C. while their infant daughter was in NICU after a premature birth. They spoke often of the peaceful haven that RMHCC provided for their family, so when I moved to Greenville, I decided that I wanted to give back on their behalf.

I enjoy spending a few hours a week doing whatever handyman tasks are needed to provide RMHCC guests with rooms that are well-maintained with everything working properly. Having a child battle serious illness is a traumatic experience for any parent, so I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute in a small way to caring for families during those critical times.

The more time I spend at RMHCC, the more I realize what an absolutely critical service is being offered there. To anyone who is looking for a way to give back and serve their community, I would recommend volunteering at RMHC of the Carolinas. It’s a rewarding and satisfying experience that I look forward to every week.

 

Thank you for all that you do, Andrew!

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SUMMER Internship

Join Our Team This Summer!

Position: Development and Events Intern

Stipend: Unpaid Internship
Dates of Position : 3 month minimum – 6 months maximum
Time Commitment: 3 days/15 hours a week minimum. Hours are flexible between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Supervisors: Kate Venuto, Director of Administration & Marketing and Samantha Bauer, Director of Communications & Events

Job Purpose
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.

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

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume and a sample writing sample to: Kate Venuto, Director of Development and Marketing, [email protected]

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Digital Play Tables

RMHC of the Carolinas Provides Digital Play Tables to Partner Hospitals

Play Tables Provide Pediatric Patients with a Fun Activity Receiving Treatment

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 12, 2018) – Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Carolinas received a $34,000 grant from Child’s Play Charity, a game industry charity, to provide digital play touch tables to partner hospitals. This grant was combined with an in-kind donation of one addition touch table and 10 touch table games donated by AFTER-MOUSE.COM, a leader in multi- touch applications, as part of their PLAY for Good program. Together, this support allowed RMHC of the Carolinas to secure five digital gaming tables that feature educational and fun games for children to use during their visits or stays at the hospital.

“We are so thrilled to be able to give these play touch tables to our partner hospitals,” said Marti Spencer. “These tables are an extension of our mission here at the Ronald McDonald House. Our goal is to keep families close to their critically ill or injured child receiving treatment, while also providing a home like atmosphere for families to feel comfortable in. It takes a lot of strength for children to be in hospitals for visits or long periods of time, so we wanted them to ultimately still feel like a kid and play games they would in their own home. These play touch tables allow just that.”

With the support of AFTER-MOUSE.COM’s PLAY for Good program, RMHC of the Carolinas discovered Child’s Play Charity, a foundation dedicated to improving the lives of children in hospitals and domestic abuse shelters around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game community and the power of play. The support of the PLAY for Good team and generosity of Child’s Play allowed RMHC of the Carolinas to secure five multi-player digital touch tables, and this week presented three tables to its partner hospitals: St. Francis’ Adolescent Young Adult Cancer Center, Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital and Shriner’s Hospital for Children Greenville. The play touch tables will be placed in the lobby of each hospital and will be used by the Child Life Department and pediatric patients during their visit or stay. The two remaining play touch tables will be used inside the Ronald McDonald House and its new expansion. Each digital gaming table features over 15 collaborative and educational children’s games.

“AFTER-MOUSE.COM launched the PLAY for Good program to help connect organizations like Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas with our network of partners in an effort to bring the benefits of collaborative touch table play to children and their families around the world,” says Amanda Pope, Director of the PLAY for Good program. “We are so pleased to see RMHC of the Carolinas take the support they received and extend it beyond their House into the local hospitals, where so many pediatric patients and families must spend their time.”

 

 

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New Tournament Location for 14th Annual RMHCC Golf Classic

RMHCC Announces New Tournament Location

 

GREENVILLE, S.C.  (March 5, 2018) – Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas (RMHCC) is pleased to present its 14th Annual RMHCC Golf Classic to be held on Wednesday, April 11th at The Cliffs Mountain Park.

The golf tournament begins with a Pairings Party the evening of Tuesday, April 10th at the, soon–to-open, expansion of the Ronald McDonald House. Attendees are invited to get a preview of the new addition at the Ronald McDonald House. This entire house with the 17,000 foot addition will be open to the public   very soon after. The expansion is the first time in the House’s history it has added guestrooms onto the current House of 12 rooms. The expansion will double the size of the House, creating 24 guest bedrooms for families to stay near their critically ill or injured child being treated at a nearby healthcare facility. The pairings party will feature a sneak peek expansion tour, heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. 

The golf tournament kicks off Wednesday morning at the Cliffs Mountain Park course with 18 spectacular holes of golf. Named one of GOLF Magazine’s best new courses in 2013, the Cliffs at Mountain Park features amazing views of the mountains while situated along the banks of the North Saluda River. Golfers are invited for breakfast prior to the tee off at 10:00 a.m., will enjoy lunch on the green and then are invited to a Bacon & Bourbon Wrap Up event afterwards to finish off a day of play.

“Last year, the RMHCC Golf Classic helped keep families close by providing over 650 nights for families. This year we are thrilled to host our tournament on one of the Upstate’s most exceptional golf courses and we are excited for our supporters to spend the day at Mountain Park,” said Marti Spencer, Executive Director/CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas.

Sponsorships and tickets are available for purchase at http://www.rmhc-carolinas.org/golf . For more information on the 14th Annual RMHCC Golf Classic, contact Samantha Bauer, Communications and Events Director at RMHCC of the Carolinas, at (864) 235-0506 or [email protected].

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Welcome New Board Members!

RMHC of the Carolinas

Appoints Four New Board Members

GREENVILLE, S.C.  (Feb. 27, 2018) – Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Carolinas is pleased to announce the appointment of Sophie Clayton , Bill Guzick, Daniel Lock and Jimmy Swiger to the Board of Directors. Sophie Clayton is CEO of Clayton Construction Company, Bill Guzick is in Franchise Development for Michelin North America’s Greenville headquarters, Daniel Lock is Director of Sales for Courtyard Greenville Downtown, and Jimmy Swiger is a General Product Manager for Baldor Electric Company/ABB.

“We are in the final phase of completing our expansion in the coming months – this is a very exciting time in our history at RMHC of the Carolinas,” said Marti Spencer, CEO/Executive Director of RMHC of the Carolinas. “We are privileged to have such distinguished professionals from our community on our Board of Directors.”

The Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the medical, business, academic and volunteer communities of the Upstate. It is the Board’s responsibility to provide counsel and guidance in the direction and operation of the Ronald McDonald House as well as it is to raise awareness of the House’s services to the surrounding communities.

Click here to view our full 2018 Board of Directors

 

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