Dillard’s Announces Proceeds Donated Towards Ronald McDonald House Charities

Dillard’s Announces Proceeds Donated Towards Ronald McDonald House Charities

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January 25, 2016

Kathy Anderson
Ronald McDonald House Tallahassee
712 East 7th Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Regarding: 2015 Ronald McDonald House Charities® Fundraising Campaign

We are pleased to announce the proceeds of our 2015 Ronald McDonald House Charities® campaign, resulting from the sale of our Southern Living Christmas Cookbook. The Dillard’s stores In your area have generated $17,488 to be donated to your Chapter. Your check is being sent to the store manager in your area who wrn coordinate a presentation wtth you rn the coming weeks.

As we mark our 22nd year of our partnership with RMHC, we are extremely proud of the over $13.1 million that Dillard’s has provided to Chapters across the country as a result of our annual holiday fundraisers. This year, we are pleased to announce that over $850,000 will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters In our local communities.

We are expecting a great year ahead and wish the same for you and your fine organization.

Sincerely,
Denise Mahaffy, Vice President

2015 Southern Living Cookbook Press Release

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

 
394px-Dillard's_Logo(LITTLE ROCK, AR, September 29, 2015) Dillard’s is pleased to further its commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) and their goal to keep families of ill children close with Dillard’s 22nd 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, which provides families with much more than a place to stay while their children are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.

For the eighth time, Dillard’s is offering a special custom edition of the Southern Living Christmas
Cookbook to benefit RMHC. This exclusive, 288-page hardbound cookbook is filled with more
than 250 recipes and dozens of decoration 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. Proceeds from the sale of the cookbooks will benefit Ronald McDonald Houses
operated by RMHC Chapters in Dillard’s markets.

“When a child is hospitalized, having family by their side is as powerful as the treatments
themselves. We offer a place to stay and 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 have time to make their
next meal,” said J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities. “Through
the generous support of donors like Dillard’s, we at RMHC strive to be a catalyst for bringing
people together to find solutions that strengthen families during difficult times. We’re dedicated to
making sure that children get the best medicine of all – their families.”

Now in its 22nd year of support, Dillard’s has raised more than $12.3 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 Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 50r1 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Through its global network of 300 Chapters in more than 60 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children’s programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and vital resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs enable family-centered care, provide a bridge to quality health care, are a vital part of the health care continuum and give children and families the time they need to heal and cope better together.

About Dillard’s
Dillard’s, Inc. ranks among the nation’s largest fashion retailers with annual revenues exceeding $6 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 272 Dillard’s locations and 25 clearance centers spanning 29 states plus an Internet store at www.dillards.com.

Our Extraordinary McQuilters Have Done it Again!

Winning-QuiltAt the annual Quilters Unlimited show at the Museum of Florida History their entry, “Blue Celtic Tree”

won a first place ribbon in the bed quilt category and another first place ribbon for “Best of Show.”

Their winning quilt this year was ordered by a Tallahassee family who wanted three very special memory quilts for their three daughters. The other two quilts are of similar design and will be ready for Christmas.

The McQuilters are all volunteers who use their talents for sewing and quilting to help support the needs of the Ronald McDonald Charities.

As they begin their 20th year, they hope to continue to contribute their skills in this way and make many more happy customers.

RMHC Launches 2014 U.S. Scholarship Program, Applications Are Now Available

Nonprofit to Award More Than $4 Million in Financial Aid to High School Seniors in 2014

OAK BROOK, IL–(Marketwired – Oct 1, 2013) – Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) today announced the launch of its annual U.S. Scholarship Program, offering eligible high school seniors the opportunity to apply for a chance to win a scholarship award. Along with participating RMHC Chapters, the Charity plans to award more than $4 million in scholarships to students who are exemplary role models in their communities and wish to continue their education. Applications are now available online at rmhc.org and the student application deadline is January 21, 2014.

“Over the past 10 years, the cost of undergraduate tuition, room and board at public institutions has risen 42 percent,” said Sheila Musolino, chief operating officer of RMHC. “Through the RMHC U.S. Scholarship Program, our goal is to help students, who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership and a commitment to the communities in which they live, attend college to help them reach their full potential.”

Some eligibility requirements are: applicants must be less than 21 years of age, carry a minimum 2.7 GPA, be eligible to enroll and attend an accredited post-secondary education institution during the academic year following their graduation, and submit a complete application and all required documentation by January 21, 2014. The online application is user-friendly, offering a “live chat” to assist applicants with the application process and provide tips. Students may also submit a short video statement describing who they are, why they are deserving of an RMHC scholarship and how they plan to apply their education to make a difference and give back.

The RMHC U.S. Scholarship program is one of the largest scholarship programs of its kind in the country. For more than two decades, RMHC has distributed more than $52 million in scholarship awards to nearly 30,000 students, who may not otherwise have achieved the educational and career opportunities they sought.

For complete program details and other eligibility requirements please visit www.rmhc.org.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 59 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children’s programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide access to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better.

New Roof Donated to Ronald McDonald House!

Once again the Capital City Roofing & Sheetmetal Association has come together as a group to donate a much needed roof to a local non-profit organization. The CRSA is one of 13 affiliate members of the Florida Roofing & Sheetmetal Association(FRSA) and local to the Tallahassee area. The CRSA is comprised of local roofing contractors, sheetmetal contractors and roofing suppliers. Each year the CRSA votes for & selects a single non-profit organization out of a list of nominees. The CRSA & its members along with some of the nation’s leading roofing manufacturers, donate the roofing materials needed for the roof donation. This year’s winner is The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tallahassee.

Since 1989, Ronald McDonald House of Tallahassee has kept over 5,000 families together during their child’s medical crisis. No one is ever turned away from “The House That Love Built…” for an inability to pay for their stay, due to the generous support of our community. “The donation of a roof by the Capital City Roofing & Sheet Metal Association enables Ronald McDonald House to focus on the crucial needs of pediatric patients and their program services” stated Kathy Anderson, RMHC President/Executive Director.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Awards Grant to 100 Black Men of Albany, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:

Kathy Anderson
RMHC Executive Director
(850) 491-0149

Tallahassee, Florida, September 21, 2013 – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tallahassee awards a $5,000 Grant to the 100 Black Men of Albany, Georgia, Inc. for the 100 Scholars Robotics AllianceStudents within the Dougherty County school system will be able to participate in robotics training programs and expand their educational experience through this Matching Grant award.

McDonald’s strongly believes in the youth of our communities and is committed to helping other non-profit agencies in need. The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Grant Program was born from the combined effort of Global RMHC, McDonald’s Owner/Operators, and McDonald’s Corporation to provide financial support to non profit organizations serving children. Ronald McDonald House Charities also awards college scholarships to high school seniors in addition to overseeing its cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House in Tallahassee.

Check presentation is at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 21st, at 1410 North Slappey Drive, Albany, Georgia.

The next RMHC grant deadline is October 1, 2013  for December awards.  Applications may be obtained at rmhctallahassee.org or by calling RMHC at (850) 222-0056.

Our 2013 Scholarship Recipients

On August 3rd, Scholars from North Florida and South Georgia were honored at an Awards Ceremony by RMHC Tallahassee. $17,000 total was awarded to 10 students towards their Freshman year as part of a Matching Grant program with RMHC Global. We are so proud of all of the recipients!

From left:
Kaleb Mathis, Tallahassee, University of South Florida
Symphoni Liburd, Tallahassee, Florida A & M University
Cristian Escalera, Valdosta, University of Georgia
Martha Michael, Hahira, University of Georgia
Andrew Akers, Valdosta, Georgia Tech
Cassandra Pereda, Bascom, Oxford College at Emory University
Glorisa Merritt, Tallahassee, Florida State University
Melode Smelko, RMH Board Chair

Not pictured:
Codee Ross, Thomasville, Temple University
Janessa Sullivan, Tallahassee, University of Florida
Myrka Estrada, Albany, Columbus State University

Sitting from left:
Andrew Akers, Valdosta, Georgia Tech
Symphoni Liburd, Tallahassee, Florida A & M University

Standing from left:
Cristian Escalera, Valdosta, University of Georgia
Kaleb Mathis, Tallahassee, University of South Florida
Glorisa Merritt, Tallahassee, Florida State University
Martha Michael, Hahira, University of Georgia
Cassandra Pereda, Bascom, Oxford College at Emory University

Not pictured:
Codee Ross, Thomasville, Temple University
Janessa Sullivan, Tallahassee, University of Florida
Myrka Estrada, Albany, Columbus State University

Alpha Delta Pi ADPi-Athlon 2013 Breaks Records!

Alpha Delta Pi at Florida State University is proud to announce that ADPi-Athlon 2013 was a record breaking success for our chapter,  raising $8125.16!  We are honored to donate those funds to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tallahassee, Inc. and make a difference in the lives of families and children.  Thank you to those who helped us raise 269% more than last year!

1st Anniversary of the RMFR at Capital Regional Medical Center

Dear Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tallahassee, Inc.:

Congratulations on the 1st Anniversary of the RMFR at Capital Regional Medical Center on Apr 09, 2013.

A 1-year anniversary is a significant milestone and a true testament to the level of compassion and support shown by all of the people involved with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tallahassee, Inc. over the years. You are an important part of a network of local Chapters that stretches around the globe. We know that it takes each of us, committed to a common mission, sharing values and working together, to directly improve the health and well being of children.

Please accept my sincere congratulations and thanks for the great work you do each and every day to provide comfort and care to children and their families. The entire RMHC Global team sends their best wishes for continued success!

Sincerely,

Ellen Early

Dillard’s 2012 Fundraising Campaign

Dillard’s, Inc.

January 10, 2013

Regarding: 2012 Ronald McDonald House Charities® Fundraising Campaign
We are pleased to announce the proceeds of our 2012 Ronald McDonald House Charities® campaign, resulting from the sale of our Southern Living Christmas Cookbook. The Dillard’s stores in your area have generated $24,576 to be donated to your Chapter. Your check is being sent to the store manager in your area who will coordinate a presentation with you in the coming weeks.

As we mark our 19th year of our partnership with RMHC, we are extremely proud of the over $10.4 million that Dillard’s has provided to Chapters across the country as a result of our annual holiday fundraisers. This year, we are pleased to announce that over $1.2 million will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters in our local communities.

We are expecting a great year ahead and wish the same for you and your fine organization.

Sincerely,

Denise Mahaffy, Vice President

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