LITTLE ROCK, AR – (February 4, 2015) – Dillard’s, Inc. (DDS: NYSE, “Dillard’s”) announced today that it will make a significant contribution of more than $900,000 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.
For the seventh time, Dillard’s offered a special custom edition of the Southern Living Christmas Cookbook to benefit RMHC. This exclusive, 288-page hardbound cookbook is filled with fabulous holiday recipes, color photos, menus, decorating tips and entertaining ideas.
With this year’s contribution, Dillard’s has donated more than $12.3 million since 1994 to local RMHC Chapters to support the Ronald McDonald House® program. “Over the past 21 years, Dillard’s has developed a strong and lasting bond with our local RMHC Chapters,” said Denise Mahaffy, 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 Houses play a vital role for families with critically ill children by providing a “home-away-from-home” that helps them stay close to their child and balance the need for privacy and social support during an unimaginable time. It increases the ability to spend more time with hospitalized children, interact with clinical care providers and participate in decisions and provisions.
“The contributions made by Dillard’s and Dillard’s customers through the purchase of the Southern Living cookbook will help RMHC keep families together while their child is undergoing medical treatment far from home,” said J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez, president and CEO, RMHC. “Over the past 21 years, Dillard’s support has helped RMHC give millions of families the gift of togetherness through the Ronald McDonald House program and helped children heal with their families by their side.”
About Ronald McDonald’s House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Through its global network of 300 Chapters in more than 62 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children’s programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and vital resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs, enable family-centered care, provide a bridge to quality health care, are a vital part of the health care continuum and give children and families the time they need to heal and cope better together. RMHC is the 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Social Services Non-Profit Brand of the Year. For more information about RMHC, visit www.rmhc.org, follow RMHC on Twitter (@RMHC), or like RMHC on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).
Dillard’s, Inc. ranks among the nation’s largest fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishings retailers with annual revenues exceeding $6.5 billion. The Company focuses on delivering maximum fashion and value to its shoppers by offering compelling selections complemented by exceptional customer care. Dillard’s stores offer a broad selection of merchandise and feature products from both national and exclusive brand sources. The Company operates 278 Dillard’s locations and 19 clearance centers spanning 29 states plus an Internet store at www.dillards.com. For more information, visit www.dillards.com.