Silver & Spurs - 25th Anniversary Gala - Friday, October 19, 2012
Nearly 200 friends and donors joined us for our first-ever gala, as we celebrated 25 Years of Caring, Western-Style. This fun-filled event included over 40 unique Live & Silent Auction items, live musical entertainment by country artist, Amanda Daughtry, line dancing and, of course, a delicious buffet. With the support of our sponsors and the generosity of Gala guests, we raised over $30,000 to help support the families we serve over the next 25 years! We would like to "tip our hats" to the event sponsors:
Presenting: McDonald's & Vidant Medical Center Foundation
Gold: Bella Homes
Silver: MHA Works, McCain Foods, McDonald's Raleigh Region, Tri-County Electric Membership Corp.
Bronze: JPMorgan Design, Telco Credit Union, University Chophouse
Click on the picture below to view photos from the evening.
Ronald McDonald House Character Breakfast - Saturday, September 15, 2012
Little princesses and pirates from all over Eastern North Carolina joined us at our first-ever Character Breakfast on Saturday, September 15th. The sell-out crowd enjoyed a delicious pancake breakfast while meeting over 20 of their favorite characters. Click on the photo below to see more images from this fun-filled morning!
Mac Attack Golf Tournament - May 31-June 1, 2012
The 3rd Annual Mac Attack Golf Tournament and Kick-Off Dinner/Auction, was a tremendous success. Over 30 teams participated in this year's tournament, while over 130 attended the kick-off event. The double-shotgun tournament was hosted at Brook Valley Country Club in Greenville, and all events were organized and staffed by the Junior Women's Association of Greenville. In addition to the ladies of JWA, we would like to thank Ruffin McNeill and members of the ECU football team/coaching staff for their role in the Mac Attack every year. We would also like to thank all of the generous sponsors for making the tournament possible! Please take a look at th full list of sponsors on our Special Event Sponsor page.
Click here to view all images from the 3rd Annual Mac Attack.
Art in the Yard Garden Tour 2012 - Saturday, May 19
The Friends of the Ronald McDonald House have, once again, put on a wonderfully successful event for the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC. This year's event boasted 8 beautiful, unique gardens in different areas of Greenville. From shade to sun, small to large, traditional to eclectic, there was something for everyone. Following the theme "Art in the Yard," live plein air demonstrations were done in most yards, with local artists painting throughout the day. Live musicians provided additional entertainment, as well as lectures on popular gardening topics. All proceeds from ticket sales, vendor sales and partial art sales will benefit the Ronald McDonald House.
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Want to learn more about the Friends of the RMH? View their information page here.
Sport-A-Shirt Day 2012 - Friday, April 27
Sport-A-Shirt, Share-A-Night is a unique fundraiser that allows participants to support the Ronald McDonald House, simply by wearing a Ronald McDonald House t-shirt. Each $10 shirt sold will support 1 family for 1 night in our House. Each year, a community "Sport-A-Shirt Day" is chosen, encouraging the community to come together, showing their support of the Ronald McDonald House families. Not only do individuals, organizations and former families participate, but many companies join in, allowing their staff to "dress down" for a cause. This year's Sport-A-Shirt Day was bigger than ever, with thousands of participants "sporting" their shirts all over Eastern North Carolina. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a great success! Please take a moment to view the photos we were able to capture of our awesome supporters.
Sport-A-Shirt 2012 Album
Didn't get a chance to purchase a shirt before Sport-A-Shirt day? That's okay. Sport-A-Shirt, Share-A-Night is an ongoing fundraiser. We have several shirts available in a variety of sizes. Call or stop by the Ronald McDonald House to grab one today! (252) 847-5435
Metallix, Inc. employees showing their Sport-A-Shirt pride.
Ron-A-Thon 2012 - Saturday, March 24, 2012
The 2nd Annual Ron-A-Thon: 5K, Red Nose Fun Run & Family Carnival was an amazing success! This family-friendly event was presented by Kerr Cares for Kids Foundation and hosted by ECU's chapters of Alpha Delta Pi, Pi Kappa Alpha and our own Teen Ambassadors. The race was once again held on 5th St. with the start & finish lines at Chico's Restaurant on Cotanche St. The Family Carnival, a new event added this year, was held at Five Points Plaza and featured carnival games, a popcorn & cotton candy machine and a bouncy moonwalk for the kids. This year's event was the most successful yet with over 160 runners participating and several families visiting the Carnival. All runners were given a red clown nose to wear during the races, raising awareness for the Ronald McDonald House. Visit our Facebook Photo Album to see all the fun that was had!
Several participants ready for the race to begin. All runners wore red clown noses to raise awareness for the Ronald McDonald House.
See our WNCT News interview here:
Volunteer Banquet - Wednesday, February 29, 2012Every year, we get the pleasure of formally saying "Thank You" to our wonderful volunteers by hosting a Volunteer Banquet. This year, in celebration of the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC's 25th Birthday, we invited all past Volunteers of the Year, many of whom shared their fondest memories of the House. To go along with Ronald McDonald House Charities' current theme of "Strength in Numbers," we decorated centerpieces with statistics over the past 25 years. Visit our Facebook Photo Gallery to see more photos from this year's celebration.
Some of the previous Volunteers of the Year from the past 25 years, from Left to Right: Christine Hewlett, Barbara Grillo, Linda Fleming, Sharon Clayton, Kim Kazda, Elaine Carson, Jean Wadsworth, Cathy Barnes, Jerry Barnes, Mary Taylor, Jennifer Smith
McDonald's Luminary Night - Thursday, December 15, 2011
In honor of the families staying in the Ronald McDonald House over the holiday season - away from their own homes - All Dixon Foods Group McDonald's lit up on December 15 from 6-8pm. Each restaurant lit luminaries in their parking lots, drive thru lines and sidewalks to encourage customers to come inside and support the House through the Light-A-Luminary campaign. This event was so successful, we hope to continue for years to come!
View photos from the event here.
See our WITN News interview here:
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 24, 2011
Our families enjoyed another delicious Thanksgiving feast, thanks to several members of the community. We would like thank our friends from the Service League for, once again, preparing a wonderful meal. They were joined by a great group of volunteers lead by board member, Frank Thornton, his wife Susan and daughter Sally, her friends Katherine and Jill Dry, as well as Ed and Shannon McBride with son Tyler. They set up, served, cleaned up and entertained our 21 families. Thank you for bringing comfort to the guests of the Ronald McDonald House and ensuring that they had a Happy Thanksgiving…away from home.
This great event was started by Happy and Kristi Wade to honor their daughter, Emily. What began as a way to give back to the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill has turned into a successful collaberation of the Wade family, McDonald's Owner/Operators and the three Houses.
Play for Emily Album
Check out our new ride!
Donations from Wade Dixon, our local McDonald’s owner/operator and RMHC of NC made this possible. Look for us around eastern NC as we spread the word about the House and the families we support from your community.
Tempur-Pedic Day - Friday, August 19, 2011
Recently, Tempur-Pedic North America LLC donated 31 plush, new beds to the Ronald McDonald House. For the full story, Read the Daily Reflector article and watch the WCTI News coverage with Tori Shaw.