OAK BROOK, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2013) - La-Z-Boy was honored last week at the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) International Conference as the 2013 recipient of the RMHC Outstanding Stewardship Award. Through this Award, the family-centered nonprofit recognizes corporations whose commitment and support exceeds expectations in helping to support the mission of the Charity.
La-Z-Boy began its support of RMHC in 2008 with the donation of furniture to RMHC Chapters in the USA and Canada. Since then, the company has increased its support extending its donation to RMHC Chapters in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. With the donation of over 5,000 pieces of furniture to date, the Company and its network of owners have been an integral part of the Charity's ability to provide comfort, care and compassion to families and their children through the Ronald McDonald House® and Ronald McDonald Family Room® programs.
"We are very proud to honor La-Z-Boy whose unwavering commitment to RMHC families extends even beyond generous financial support and product donation to the promotion of our cause among their employees, Furniture Galleries® and customers," said Sheila Musolino, chief operating officer of RMHC. "La-Z-Boy is vital to our ability to ensure that families dealing with the medical crisis of a child are able to stay together so their child can heal better and cope faster."
RMHC selects and formally recognizes a corporate donor for their extraordinary contributions to the Charity and its local Chapters at this conference which hosts over 1400 RMHC staff, board members and volunteers from over 40 countries and regions. Previous recipients of the Award include McDonald's Corporation®, The Coca-Cola Company®, and Southwest Airlines®.
"It is hard to comprehend the level of stress, uncertainty and worry families must feel when facing the illness of a child," said Kurt Darrow, president and CEO of La-Z-Boy. "Our commitment to RMHC goes beyond the furniture we provide. It extends into the local communities, through fundraising and volunteering activities. We are honored to be associated with such a remarkable organization. We are grateful to know that, every day, we are able to provide comfort to RMHC families so they can stay focused on helping their children recover."
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 wellbeing 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 access to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information, visit www.rmhc.org, follow us on Twitter (@RMHC), or like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).
Headquartered in Monroe, Mich., La-Z-Boy has been producing some of the world's most comfortable furniture for 85 years. 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 (
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