Our Visit to the Ronald McDonald House of Durham


On Tuesday, October 6, our very own Lora Walker attended a fundraising breakfast hosted by the Ronald McDonald House of Durham.

The goal of the event was to show attendees the great ways the charity delivers on its mission: “to offer a comforting ‘home away from home’ and a community of support for seriously ill children and their families.”

"What an honor to attend the Ronald McDonald House of Durham 'Everybody Breakfast!' I was blown away by the sincerity of the charity and the incredible effect it has on our community," Lora said after returning from the event.

The Ronald McDonald House offers several easy ways to contribute to their cause. We decided to participate in two programs, the Red Shoe Society and the Pop Tab Collection Program.

Red Shoe Society

The Red Shoe Society plays a key role in funding the Ronald McDonald House’s mission. Members make an annual commitment of at least $120, and contributions go to making sure the families of seriously ill children have somewhere to stay that’s very close to the hospital. The charity does everything possible to ensure young patients have the love and support of their families through these trying times.

Click to here to learn more about the Red Shoe Society.

Pop Tab Collection Program

The Ronald McDonald Pop Tab Collection Program collects the pop tabs off soda cans, vegetable cans, pet food cans, etc. and takes them to a local recycling center where the tabs are converted into cash. The money that is received from the tabs helps fund the Ronald McDonald House as well as the “Family Emergency Fund” to assist their guests with unexpected expenses such as groceries, personal hygiene items, clothing, and even car seats for infants.

Thrifty contributed two gallon jugs full of tabs. A whopping half of the contribution was from Emily Harrington, an Administrative Assistant in our Wilmington location (An entire gallon jug! Thanks Emily!).

"The Ronald McDonald House is an awesome ministry! We are grateful to be a part of this outreach,” Joel said. “I feel I have gotten much more out of the relationship than I could ever give! These people have huge hearts!"

Click here to learn more about the Pop Tab Collection Program

We encourage you to visit the Ronald McDonald House website to learn more about the amazing impact they’re having on our community. And if possible, attending an event like this fundraising breakfast will be well worth your time!

At Thrifty, I strive to serve both the customers and employees to the best of my ability. My duties consist of answering all incoming calls, greeting and directing walk-in customers, assisting with accounting duties, and handling general administrative and office responsibilities. In my spare time, I like to do some gardening, watch HGTV, hang out with family, read, and play video games.

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