FALL Internship

Join Our Team This Fall!

Position: Volunteer Coordinator Intern and Event 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: Teagan Hance, Volunteer Coordinator and Kate Venuto, Director of Administration & Marketing

Job Purpose

Assist the Administration and Marketing Director in all operational and event planning tasks needed to plan and implement successful fundraising events.

The Volunteer Services Coordinator is looking for an intern to assist in day to day volunteer logistics and fundraising tactics for an end of year event.

Duties:

  • Assist in correspondence with and relationship building of donors, volunteers and supporters
  • Track and manage data in House donor 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
  • Create lists and generate reports for fundraising and event planning purposes.
  • Compose press releases and other media pieces as needed for events.
  • Collaborate with Events and Communication Director to create digital communications calendar and meet deadlines.
  • Pull market statistics and research to find new ways to use social media platforms.
  • Create and manage monthly social media strategy.
  • Event/Vendor research, outreach and solicitation.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
  • Direct, manage and give tours to Ronald McDonald House visitors and volunteers.

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
  • Must be proficient 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
  • Prior event experience is preferred

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume and a sample writing sample to: Teagan Hance, Volunteer Coordinator, [email protected]

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Hearts & Hands Gala

RMHC of the Carolinas Announces the Hearts & Hands Gala as New Name for Annual Gala

Sponsorships Available and Tickets on Sale for Charity’s Largest Fundraiser

 

GREENVILLE, S.C.  (Aug. 16, 2018) – Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of the Carolinas is pleased to announce its annual gala will debut a new name this year as the Hearts & Hands Gala. In its 19th year the Hearts & Hands Gala presented by Soul Yoga, will be held on Friday, November 30th at the TD Convention Center. Named “the best Christmas party in town,” this year’s Hearts & Hands Gala invites guests for an evening in Paris featuring authentic cuisine, fine wine and entertainment all in support of RMHC® of the Carolinas.

“This was a fitting year for us to debut the Hearts & Hands Gala name as we recently opened the House expansion in June,” said Marti Spencer, Executive Director/CEO of RMHC® of the Carolinas. “Our mission has now doubled and we are serving 24 families at a time keeping them close to their sick child receiving treatment. What better way to describe our purpose and cause than through all the ‘hearts and hands’ it takes to keep our House open.” 

The Hearts & Hands Gala begins at 6:00 p.m. at the TD Convention Center. Guests will receive complimentary valet service provided by Carlton Motors. Upon entrance into the Hearts & Hands Gala guests are greeted with a unique selection of French wines and hors d’oeuvres. Next, guests may peruse a wide variety of more than 100 auction packages ranging from weekend getaways to New York, Atlanta, Asheville, Charleston, and New Orleans to restaurant experiences, local shopping opportunities and fine art desirable to anyone. At 8:00 p.m. guests are invited into the ballroom where they will be whisked away to and evening under the stars in Paris. After the three-course French dinner, live auction and Fund A Night program, guests have the remainder of the evening to dance the night away to the sounds of the Mighty Kicks.

For information on sponsorships or to purchase a ticket, please contact Kate V. Sanders, Director of Administration and Marketing, at (864) 235-1984 or [email protected].  For more information on the Hearts & Hands Gala, please visit www.rmhc-carolinas.org/gala.

 

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BB&T Fall For Greenville

Volunteers Needed!

The Red Shoe Society has been selected as a beneficiary of the 2018 BB&T Fall for Greenville festival to be held in Downtown Greenville on October 12-14. As a beneficiary, the more volunteers we can provide, the more money we can raise for RMHC of the Carolinas. So, we need YOUR help.

To volunteer, you can register HERE (or view the “How To” guide) and PLEASE select “Red Shoe Society” as your designated beneficiary under the “Are you with a group?” drop-down menu!

While Red Shoe members will primarily be volunteering at the Beer Garden on Friday and Saturday nights, there are many other options available throughout the entire weekend. Should you have any questions about registration or other volunteer opportunities, please contact Kevin Howard at [email protected]. We look forward to volunteering with you at Fall for Greenville.

Location: Main Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29601 / Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

 

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Wear Your Stripes

Why Do You Wear Stripes?

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas Wear Your Stripes #forRMHC campaign is a week-long, social media driven peer to peer fundraising campaign that uses the iconic Ronald McDonald stripe socks to continue share our mission of keeping families together in the Upstate.

In our inaugural year we will have 16 board members, volunteers, donors and friends sporting the striped socks for 6 consecutive days from July 8th to July 13th.

For more information on our Wear Your Stripes #forRMHC campaign, follow this link or contact Samantha Bauer at [email protected].

 

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Building Hope Expansion

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Carolinas Expands House to Serve Hundreds of Families with Sick Children

House to provide 12 additional guestrooms when families need it most

 

GREENVILLE, S.C.  (June 21, 2018) – After years of planning, fundraising and construction, Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of the Carolinas is pleased to announce the opening of its newly expanded House located in Greenville, S.C. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at the new expansion in front of hundreds of donors, partners, supporters, friends and families.

The 17,500 square foot expansion marks the first time in RMHC of the Carolinas’ 29-year history it has expanded its footprint to serve more families with a sick child. The expansion connects onto the current House located at 706 Grove Road directly across the street from Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hospital. The current Ronald McDonald House offers 12 guest-rooms for families to stay close to their critically ill or injured child while they are undergoing treatment at a nearby medical facility. The House first opened in 1989 under the leadership of local McDonald’s Owner/Operator Frank Landgraff, who currently serves on the RMHC of the Carolinas’ Board of Directors.

“When I first came to Greenville over 35 years ago, I was amazed to learn we didn’t have a Ronald McDonald House and families didn’t have access to its services,” said Frank Landgraff, retired McDonald’s Owner/Operator. In 1989, we opened Greenville’s Ronald McDonald House and today, I have the pleasure of seeing our first expansion open. We will now be able to serve nearly 400 additional families each year rather than turning so many away.”

As Greenville and Upstate South Carolina pediatric medical care grew over the past 10 years, so did the need for families to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. Each year, while the House is able to accommodate close to 400 families, nearly 250 families were turned away due to the lack of room availability. In 2015, the Board of Directors initiated the “Building Hope” Capital Campaign with a goal of raising $3.5 million dollars. Support from major donors such as Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital, McDonald’s GSA Co-Op, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Fluor, and Greenville High School Spirit Week allowed the start of a successful fundraising campaign.

The expansion, which broke ground a little over two years ago, will bring RMHC of the Carolinas’ House to 24 total guest rooms. Features of the expansion include:

  • 12 additional guestrooms for families with private baths. Two guestrooms are Family Suites which are reserved for families with longer stays or for children with compromised immune systems.
  • A new guest reception and check in area
  • Family gathering spaces
  • A large kitchen with multiple cooking spaces and dining room
  • An elevator making all rooms accessible to guests and visitors
  • Expanded laundry facilities featuring designated family and operations areas
  • A community conference room to welcome volunteers and community partners
  • A large outdoor area with a playground

 

“Our House is truly ‘The House That Love Built, ®’” said Marti Spencer, CEO/Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas. “It is a direct symbol of the love and support our generous community of donors and partners have helped us build. Because of their extraordinary giving spirit we are now able to expand onto our mission and serve so many more families for years to come.”

For 29 years, RMHC of the Carolinas has served more than 11,000 families from the Upstate of South Carolina, its six surrounding states and from outside the USA. Last year alone, the House served families from 33 counties in South Carolina, 11 different states and 4 countries. 

View photos from the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony here! 

 

 

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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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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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