Lordy, Lordy Look Who’s 40! Help Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama raise $40K in 4 weeks—Donate here.

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All smiles staying at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Photo submitted

Someone grab the party hats—Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) is turning 40! To celebrate, they want to raise $40K in four weeks, and they need your help! Find out everything you need to know about the challenge plus ways to contribute during the whole month of June.

RMHCA’s $40K for 40 Years

What began as a 10-bedroom house in Birmingham’s Southside neighborhood in 1979, is now one of Birmingham’s most beloved charities. RMCHA is celebrating 40 years of helping families traveling to Birmingham due to a child’s illness. It’s been more than a roof over their heads and food in their mouths… It’s been peace of mind and a temporary home for so many.

Plenty of places to play around RMHCA. Photo submitted

Throughout the month of June, the Ronald McDonald House wants to celebrate those 40 years by raising $40K in four weeks. Follow them on social media (@rmhcalabama) to hear from special guests share why you should give $40 to the cause. They’ll also share special stories and throwback memories—giving followers a look back at some defining moments of the last four decades.

Support and Celebrate at a Birmingham Barons Game

In anticipation of reaching the fundraising goal of $40,000, fans and supporters are invited to Ronald McDonald House Night at the Birmingham Barons on Saturday, June 29. The Barons will auction off a very special baseball jersey to benefit RMHCA. There will be giveaways, and a prize will set up at the front gate while supplies last! Their special guests will be RMHCA families—plus everyone’s favorite: Ronald McDonald himself!

How to Donate

Visit RMHCA.org/40years to donate, or give to their Facebook Fundraiser launching May 31st. Keep up with fundraising progress on their social media channels (@rmhcalabama).

Happy faces in one the play spaces at RMHCA—a much needed amenity for families. Photo submitted

More on RMHCA and La-Z-Boy

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Birmingham and RMHCA have fostered a very close relationship. Through home cooked meals once a month, donated furniture and so much more, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries is dedicated to serving the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham. For Curt Morris, owner of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Birmingham, it’s all about providing peace and comfort to families during their stay.

We are so fortunate. We just want to give back, give peace to the families, to allow them to rest

Curt Morris, owner of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Birmingham

In 2018, the charity served approximately 7,000 children and their families through its programs, and the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham provided comfort and care over 1,699 family stays. Families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House do not have to pay a fee to stay there and nearly all of their basic, daily expenses are covered from laundry to food to spaces to play. If you’re looking for a local cause to support, consider donating to the RMHCA today.

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