Volunteers Set To Collect $23,000 In Change For Ronald McDonald House

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hundreds of volunteers will be collecting spare change on Friday, June 1, from 7-10:30 a.m. at 35 McDonald’s restaurants for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga, a charity focused on creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Day of Change is an opportunity to show the importance of giving back, even in the smallest gesture. 

Other than donating spare change, people may purchase a Chattanooga Times Free Press newspaper at contributing McDonald’s locations. Each newspaper comes with an exclusive McDonald’s coupon and a portion of each newspaper sold will be given to RMHC. 

Regions Bank branches will be raising money for RMHC the entire week prior to the event. Change buckets will be located next to the teller windows.   Also, all 11 locations of Alliance Physical Therapy will be collecting change prior to the event. 

It costs RMHC of Greater Chattanooga $66 to host one family for one night. With 28 families to take care of, even the smallest donation helps. Last year alone, RMHC Day of Change raised over $20,000 locally. This helped the 28-bedroom facility run for about two weeks. 

Here are the local celebrities that will be participating: 

Chattanooga Hwy 153: Paiton Patterson – Miss Tennessee Valley USA 2016 and Caliyah Conner – Miss Jr. Teen Tennessee Valley USA 2018

Chattanooga Hwy 58: Ginny Britto – Miss Chattanooga USA                                    

Hixson – Hixson Pike: Travis Filar – UTC Volleyball Coach, County Commmissioner Dr. Greg Martin, Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, Marcia Kling – former WCTV anchor

Red Bank – Dayton Blvd.: Coach Chuck Merzbacher – UTC tennis

For more information, visit www.rmhchattanooga.com or contact Bethany Ramsey at 778-4147.

 


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