MONROE, Mich. (September
23, 2010) – For the families of ill and injured children staying at a Ronald McDonald
House®, the comforts of home bring a sense of normalcy during a time that’s anything
but normal. With the help of La-Z-Boy, the new 20-room
West County Ronald McDonald House® will serve as a comfortable home-away-from-home
for these families at a time when they need it most. Five La-Z-Boy
Furniture Galleries® stores in the St. Louis area have donated beautiful furniture including
sofas, chairs, tables and more to completely furnish the library in the House, making
the West County Ronald McDonald House feel more like home. The West County Ronald
McDonald House location will be the 300th Ronald McDonald House in the world.
“The West County Ronald McDonald House will provide families of ill and injured
children a wonderful place of rest during tough times,” said Keith Medlin, market
sales manager of the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores
in the St. Louis area. “We are so pleased to support
Ronald McDonald House Charities as they celebrate the opening of their 300th
House. These Houses provide such an important calm and supportive environment for
families in need.”
Among La-Z-Boy products
donated to the West County Ronald McDonald House were the company’s comfortable
“Metro” sofas, a “Madison” chair and multiple wood accent pieces.
“We are thrilled to have a library filled with comfortable La-Z-Boy
furniture that will make our families feel at home the moment they arrive,” said
Dan Harbaugh, president of Ronald
McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis®. “With La-Z-Boy's
support, we will be able to offer a supportive environment for families so they
can focus on the health of their children.”
In addition to the furniture donation, employees of the La-Z-Boy
Furniture Galleries in the
St. Louis area will carry on their tradition of serving dinner to residents
at one of the three local Ronald McDonald Houses once a month, donating about 30
hours a month to the charity. The stores also will donate La-Z-Boy
Comfort Bears stuffed animals to the new house to offer added comfort.
As the official furniture provider for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), La-Z-Boy is committed to providing a home-away-from-home
to families in their time of need. The La-Z-Boy contribution
to RMHC includes annual furniture donations to all Ronald McDonald House programs
and Ronald McDonald Family Room® programs in the United States and Canada, as
well as a monetary donation to RMHC. Since the partnership’s inception,
La-Z-Boy has donated more than 1,000 pieces of furniture to Ronald McDonald
Houses across North America.
The grand opening of the
West County Ronald McDonald House will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 29,
with the ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m.
About La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries
The St. Louis area La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores
are located at:
- 4110 Von Talge Road, St. Louis, Mo.; Phone: 314-416-4661
- 11201 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, Mo.; Phone: 314-291-7447
- 14177 Manchester Road, Manchester, Mo.; Phone: 636-394-7447
- 1238 Central Park Drive, O’Fallon, Ill.; Phone: 618-628-6399
- 271 Megan Avenue, O’Fallon, Mo.; Phone: 636-379-3945
For more information, visit
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St. Louis
Since 1981, RMHC of Metro St. Louis has served as a “home-away-from-home”
for more than 30,000 families traveling to St. Louis with seriously ill children.
The Houses provide a comfortable bed, warm meals, hot showers, and a network of
families who share the similar burden of having a seriously ill child. In addition,
three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms have provided comfort and care to more than 10,000
families of pediatric inpatients at St. Louis hospitals since 2005. Ronald McDonald
Family Rooms provide many of the same comforts of the House, but within the hospital.
Headquartered in Monroe, Mich., La-Z-Boy is one of the
world’s leading residential furniture producers. The company manufactures a full
line of comfortable products for the living room and family room, including the
company’s world-famous recliners, reclining sofas and love seats, sleep sofas, modular
furniture and leather upholstery, as well as stationary sofas, love seats and chairs.
It is a division of La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE: LZB),
one of the world’s leading residential furniture producers, marketing furniture
for every room of the home. Comfort. It’s what we do.®
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 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, www.rmhc.org or follow us on Twitter (@RMHC)
and Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).