November 14, 2012 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas – Glass Doctor President Mark Liston and Franchisee of the Year Larry Patterson of Glass Doctor of North Texas presented a $13,376 donation check to the Ronald McDonald House® of Dallas (RMHD) Tuesday.
Glass Doctor franchisees raised the money at The Dwyer Group® 2012 Reunion held Sept. 23 – 26 at the Gaylord Texan, located in Grapevine, Texas. Nearly 90 Glass Doctor franchisees in the U.S. and Canada participated in the fundraising event.
Franchisees and vendors led an impromptu talent show to raise funds for the charity, in addition to a scheduled auction for Glass Doctor 50th Anniversary memorabilia and Ronald McDonald House Charities® paintings by corporate staff.
“The results of the auction are a testament to the love in the hearts of Glass Doctor franchisees,” Liston said.
Glass Doctor and its sister companies in The Dwyer Group (Aire Serv® Air Conditioning and Heating, The Grounds Guys®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Rooter® and Rainbow International®) are national supporters of Ronald McDonald House Charities®. As part of their support, franchise owners continue to donate their services, labor and supplies to Ronald McDonald Houses in their respective service areas.
The Ronald McDonald House program provides a home-away-from-home, so families can stay close by their hospitalized child. Ronald McDonald Houses across the globe allow families to face the weight of an illness together. RMHD suggests a contribution of $15 per night to offset the costs of lodging, meals, transportation, and many other services. This donation will help pay for nearly 900 nights at the "home-away-from home for families who cannot afford to pay.
For more information about how to support RMHC, visit www.rmhc.org. For more information about Glass Doctor or to schedule a service, visit www.glassdoctor.com.
Low resolution photo attached. High resolution photo available upon request. Caption L-R: RMHD Special Events Coordinator Carrie Arnot, RMHD Volunteer Coordinator Meg Bittner, RMHD CEO Jill Cumnock, Glass Doctor of North Texas franchisee Larry Patterson and Glass Doctor President Mark Liston.
From windows to windshields to storefronts, Glass Doctor can handle any glass need, including 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 and replacement services to the residential, automotive and commercial markets at nearly 300 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. For further information or to find the location nearest you, visit www.glassdoctor.com.
Established in 1981, the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 31,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit www.rmhdallas.org.
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