Dillard’s to Donate more than $1 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities®
(RMHC®) local chapters through sale of Southern Living Christmas Cookbook
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- January 24, 2014
Dillard’s, Inc. (NYSE: DDS)(“Dillard’s”) announced today that it will make a
significant contribution of more than $1 million 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 sixth 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 $11.4 million
to local RMHC chapters to support the Ronald McDonald House® program since
1994. "Over the past 20 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
Every night, Ronald McDonald Houses offer comfort, care, hope and healing to
more than 8,000 families of seriously ill children. And after a long day at
the hospital, there is nothing more comforting than for these families to be
welcomed with a home-cooked meal prepared by loving volunteers.
“The Dillard’s Southern Living Christmas Cookbook and the funds raised
highlight how a good meal can provide sustenance and strength to families
caring for a hospitalized child,” said J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez, president and
CEO, RMHC. “We are immensely grateful for the ongoing generosity of Dillard’s
and its customers. Together, we are able to give sick children the best
medicine of all – their families.”
About Ronald McDonald 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 local Chapters in 58
countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House^®,
Ronald McDonald Family Room^® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile^®, and millions
of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides
stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children
healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide a bridge
to quality health care and give children and families the time they need
together to heal faster and cope better. For more information about RMHC,
visit www.rmhc.org, follow RMHC on Twitter (@RMHC), or like RMHC on Facebook
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 282
Dillard's locations and 17 clearance centers spanning 29 states plus an
Internet store at www.dillards.com. For more information, visit
Julie Bull, 501-376-5965
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