The Owens & Minor Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities Partner to Help Build Healthier Communities

Ronald McDonald House Charities is our first flagship philanthropic partner with a $500k gift and kickoff of national teammate engagement campaign

November 7, 2022

The Owens & Minor Foundation today announced that it has named Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) its flagship charity partner in a new collaboration that progresses The Owens & Minor Foundation’s goal of helping to create healthier communities. The partnership launches with a $500,000 donation from The Owens & Minor Foundation to support RMHC programming that directly improves the health and well-being of children and their families and enhances RMHC mission delivery around the world.

“Ronald McDonald House Charities serves millions of children and their families around the world” said Joanna Sabato, Chief Marketing & Development Officer, RMHC. “We greatly appreciate The Owens & Minor Foundation’s commitment to helping families with children who are ill or injured access health care and resources they need.”

The partnership will kick off with a national engagement campaign offering Owens & Minor teammates a variety of in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities that directly support RMHC and its Chapters in eight U.S. communities where the company has a major presence: Richmond, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; White Plains, New York; Huntington Beach, California; Lexington, North Carolina; Louisville, Kentucky; Salt Lake City, Utah and Downers Grove, Illinois.

The selection of RMHC as The Owens & Minor Foundation’s first flagship charity partner marks a milestone for the organization as it continues formalizing Owens & Minor’s longstanding legacy of service to customers, teammates, and the communities it operates in.

“Our partnership with RMHC embodies The Owens & Minor Foundation’s dedication to working with organizations that share our values and support our ongoing efforts to create meaningful, positive impact in our communities,” commented Faith Cristol, President, The Owens & Minor Foundation. “RMHC builds stronger communities by giving the families it serves much-needed access to medical care, and The Owens & Minor Foundation is humbled to support this important programming.”

RMHC represents a network of more than 260 Chapters in over 60 countries and regions that operate and support programs that help keep families with children who are sick together and close to the medical care they need. Owens & Minor’s contribution will support the mission of RMHC both in the U.S. and globally by:

  • Helping to provide more than 5,000 overnight stays for families at a Ronald McDonald House or Ronald McDonald Family Room
  • Offering ongoing in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities for Owens & Minor teammates that help support the family-centered approach to care
  • Enhancing the mission delivery of Ronald McDonald House Charities globally

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