"You don't think about where you are going to lay your head at night when you have a baby in the NICU. You aren't thinking of yourself - but, you have to take care of yourself in order to take care of your baby. That's why the Ronald McDonald House is so important."
"The help that the House gives to families in need, as well as our family, is an inspiration to us all and has already taught my six-year-old, Rena, how important it is to give open heartedly to those in need."
The Williams Family
"Staying at the Ronald McDonald House allowed me to be at the hospital at a moment's notice during Mason's stay in the NICU. I honestly share my story with tears of joy; the Ronald McDonald House has allowed us to be a family."
The Lung Family
"During my stay at the House there were days when I was sick and wanted to be alone, but then there were days where we had a great time all piled up in the living room."
Judith, Cancer Patient
"My favorite thing about volunteering is the opportunity to listen to the families' stories. This seems to provide great comfort to them and their courage is inspiring to me."
"When we came to the House, we sat with the families and realized how the comforts of home can impact a child's healing process. Our donations are our way of showing we care for these families in need."
Dustin DeGoursey, General Manager of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, Lexington
A Fine Affair
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Grab your dancing shoes, best dress and bowties!
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, SC held our largest annual fundraiser, A Fine Affair, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, on September 22, 2016.. Guests of this savory celebration danced the night away to live entertainment from The Reggie Sullivan Band and indulged in delicious delicacies from Columbia’s top restaurants and caterers. Guests were also invited to sip cocktails for a cause as they bid on items in the evening’s silent auction! All of the proceeds from the event helped to benefit our mission of keeping families with critically ill or injured children together when they need it the most. Be sure to stay tuned for the date and time of next year's event, you don’t want to miss the celebration!