Dillard’s to Donate More Than $360,000 to Local RMHC Chapters Through Sale of Southern Living Christmas Cookbook
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.: Dillard’s, Inc. announced today that it will make a significant contribution of more than $360,000 to local chapters of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). This donation was made possible through the sale of Dillard’s exclusive Southern Living Christmas Cookbook.
Dillard’s offered a special custom edition of the Southern Living Christmas Cookbook to benefit RMHC. This exclusive, 256-page hardbound cookbook is filled with 100+ brand-new recipes and inspired tips for decorating and setting a beautiful table.
With this year’s contribution, Dillard’s has donated more than $15.1 million since 1994 to local RMHC Chapters to support the Ronald McDonald House program. "Over the past 26 years, Dillard's has developed a strong bond with Ronald McDonald House programs in our communities,” said Denise Mahaffy, senior vice president. “The work they do every day to bring comfort to children and families inspires us and makes the sale of the cookbooks an enormous source of pride and satisfaction.”
Ronald McDonald House programs keep families with ill or injured children together, and close to medical care their children need, when they need it most. Families staying at a House are able to spend more time with their hospitalized children, interact with clinical care providers and participate in decisions and provisions.
“We are grateful to Dillard’s for their support through the Southern Living Christmas Cookbook fundraiser supporting RMHC chapters with a Ronald McDonald House,” said Sheila Musolino, president & CEO, RMHC. “With this generous donation, RMHC Chapters could provide 4,550 overnight stays for families with sick children who must travel long distances to find the best medical care for their children.”