Each valentine you send to families at the Ronald McDonald House is matched with a $10 donation—here’s how

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Writing a note of encouragement will bring a lot of smiles like this one to families at the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham. Photo via Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

Like our parents always taught us, a handwritten note can go a long way—especially for families and patients staying at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA). Send a note of encouragement and an anonymous donor will match it with a $10 gift in your name. Donations help keep families with sick children together in Birmingham.

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These building projects changed the face of Birmingham—the behind-the-scenes story

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When Williams Blackstock Architects moved downtown in 2002, they were pioneers. Photo via Greg Hursley

For more than 25 years, Williams Blackstock Architects has been working to change the face of Birmingham. They’ve done this with historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects, new buildings and projects at UAB. We talked with Principal Architect Joel Blackstock to get the behind the scenes story.

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3 ways to give to RMHCA this holiday season + beyond

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From last year’s holiday party at the house with Santa! Photo via Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

Looking for ways to give back this holiday season? Consider giving to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. The work they do for families in need is so important, and they need your help to continue to #KeepFamiliesClose and provide a home when they need it most. Here are three ways to give right now:

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Support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama—join their Heart of the House Party on Aug. 7

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Giving families support and smiles—that’s what RMHCA is about. Photo via Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama keeps families with sick children together by providing them support and comfort when they need it the most. Their annual gala—which is also their biggest fundraiser of the year—is going virtual, and they need your help. Get all of the details for their Heart of the House Party, and find out how you can get involved today.

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Ronald McDonald House families get a taste of home at volunteer dinners. Here’s how you can help!

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Curt Morris, one of the owners at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Birmingham is personally invested in the company’s work with the Ronald McDonald House. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

For families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham, small gestures of love, care and kindness go a long way. During their stays, the last thing they need to be thinking about is what will be for dinner each night. That’s why the monthly dinners at sRMHCA provided by the Birmingham La-Z-Boy team mean so much. It’s more than a meal. It’s a taste of comfort—a taste of home. 

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Turning art into wallpaper. How Laura Levie got her art on the walls of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

So many amazing illustrations. This was part of the Flying Things wall covering at RMHCA. Photo via lauralevie.com

Birmingham is full of talented artists: photographers, muralists, painters, sculptors… The list goes on and on. From restaurant walls, abandoned buildings, art galleries and maybe even your dentist office—you’ll hardly find a place lacking a local artist’s touch. And now, you can bring the work of a Birmingham artist into your own home.

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