Dillard’s Raises Over $30K for RMHC Austin
This Marks the 18th Year of Partnership to Benefit Area Families
AUSTIN, Texas – (February 9, 2012) – Dillard’s had another successful holiday fundraising campaign, donating $30,819 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas. All proceeds of local Dillard’s stores’ Southern Living Ultimate Christmas Cookbook were given to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin.
Debbie DuBois, store manager, presented the donation to Ann Jerome, COO of RMHC Austin. This winter marked the 18th year of Dillard’s partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities. Nationally, $1.7 million was donated in 2011, and over $7.6 million has been donated to Ronald McDonald Houses since 1994.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas provides a home away from home for families whose children are facing serious medical crisis.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin & Central Texas
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin and Central Texas creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. For over twenty-six years, Austin’s Ronald McDonald House has addressed very simple but profound needs: most importantly, the need for parents to be near their child when that child is in medical crisis and the need for children to have the comfort of their parents in frightening times.
The Ronald McDonald House, with its 30 guest rooms for families, provides lodging and support services in a nurturing, home-like environment where families stay together while caring for their critically ill or injured children receiving treatment in Austin-area hospitals.
Austin’s two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are places of rest and support within the walls of the hospitals for families with hospitalized children.