One volunteer is changing lives at the Ronald McDonald House—join her for the Virtual Red Shoe Run September 16-24

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Note: Photos featured in the article taken pre-COVID-19. The Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham is currently not allowing in-person volunteers, but you can still support their mission in many other ways.

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Allyson Harris has been volunteering with the RMHCA for close to seven years. Her efforts help change lives. Photo via Jennifer Hallman Photography for Bham Now.

It’s no secret that nonprofits run on volunteers year-round and need support, especially during the pandemic. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) in Birmingham is so grateful for all of their volunteers. They found a special one when Allyson Harris came into their life—see how her efforts elevate the nonprofit and how you can too through the Virtual Red Shoe Run September 16-24.

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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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3 ways you can make a difference in a child’s life with Day of Change on Oct. 18th

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The Ronald McDonald House helps families like the Grayson family. Photo submitted.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) partner with the local community and McDonald’s to create change for families facing childhood illness. Here are 3 ways you can support RMHCA on the Day of Change, Friday, October 18th.

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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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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.

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Ronald McDonald House and La-Z-Boy give comfort to over 1000 families. Learn how you can help in 2019

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Curt Morris, owner of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Birmingham, and Katherine Estes Billmeier, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Last December, 2017, Curt Morris, owner of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Birmingham, along with his staff, helped unload three truckloads of furniture at Ronald McDonald House.

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Donate to Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald Workshop this Christmas on behalf of Riverchase Galleria shooting victim Molly Davis

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Ronald’s Workshop 2017. Photo via Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

Molly Davis has become a household name in Birmingham over the last month as one of the victims of the shooting that took place at the Riverchase Galleria on Black Friday. After receiving an outpouring of gifts, letters and phone calls, Molly and her sisters are asking you to give back this Christmas by making donations to the Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald Workshop.

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Wait! Hold on to that pop tab. It can help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Find out how.

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A Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama guest shows off a pop-tab collection house. Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

Stop! Don’t just recycle that aluminum can. Get the most from your recycling efforts by collecting the shiny pop tab and donating it to the Ronald McDonald House. Read on to find out why.

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Check out volunteer opportunities at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

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William Coppess (left) and Scott Taylor (right) volunteering at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama.

Help keep the heart of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama beating by becoming a volunteer this summer.

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Why should you participate in the Red Shoe Run in Birmingham?

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Red Shoe Run Ambassador Family (Billy, Michelle and Chloe (daughter) Parchman). Photo courtesy of RMHC.

Get on your mark. Get set. Go register for the Red Shoe Run now. Saturday, January 27, 2018, marks the 14th Annual Red Shoe Run benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Read this true story of how a Tuscaloosa family was helped by this important charity and how you can participate. Continue reading “Why should you participate in the Red Shoe Run in Birmingham?”