August 24, 2011 // Franchising.com // The RMHC global system comes together every two years to rally around its common mission of creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. The event took place Aug. 9-12 in Chicago, Ill.
In addition to being recognized as a donor, a representative from the holding company of Glass Doctor, The Dwyer Group, Inc.®, showcased examples of their in-kind donations and involvement with the Charity to attendees. As part of the national program, Glass Doctor franchises provide glass installation/replacement work and volunteer services for Ronald McDonald Houses across North America.
"It was exciting to see the wonderful work RMHC does around the world and to know we are a part of it," said Mike Bidwell, president and COO of The Dwyer Group, Inc. "A key message takeaway was the emphasis on providing the biggest currency of all when a child is sick – time. We are proud to be partnered with such a strong and meaningful organization."
RMHC was established in memory of McDonald's® founder and franchise icon Ray Kroc in 1984. Their cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House®, provides a "home-away-from-home" so families can stay close by while their child gets the health care they need.
"We are pleased to recognize The Dwyer Group's generosity and involvement with RMHC and the Ronald McDonald House program. With their support, we are able to provide stability and vital resources to families so they can focus on what matters most -- the critical needs of their children," said Marty Coyne, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Caption: From left to right: Marty Coyne – President & CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Mike Bidwell – President & COO of The Dwyer Group, Inc., Lori Johnson – Marketing Director of The Dwyer Group, Inc., Linda H. Dunham – Chairperson of the RMHC Board, and Jim Skinner – CEO of McDonald's Corporation.
About RMHC: 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 53 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-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 (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).
About Glass Doctor®: From windows to windshields to storefronts, Glass Doctor can handle any glass need. Glass Doctor also offers custom glass services, such as tub and shower enclosures, entry door glass and mirrors. Established in 1962 with one shop in Seattle, Wash., today Glass Doctor offers complete glass repair, replacement and services to the residential, automotive, and commercial markets at more than 275 locations in the United States and Canada. Glass Doctor began franchising in 1977 and in 1998 joined The Dwyer Group, Inc., an international franchisor of service industry companies. At that time the company's corporate headquarters relocated to Waco, Texas. Now there are more than 175 Glass Doctor franchise owners across the United States and Canada.