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Ronald McDonald House Charities

August 23, 2011 11:30 ET

BrandSource Honored With 2011 Ronald McDonald House Charities Stewardship Award

BrandSource Lauded for Support of Global Charity; Past Recipients Include The Coca-Cola Company, McDonald's Corp., and Southwest Airlines

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2011) - BrandSource has been honored as the 2011 recipient of the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) Stewardship Award, which recognizes corporations that have exceeded expectations in helping the Charity fulfill its mission of offering programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. The award was presented last week at the 2011 RMHC International Conference before nearly 1,000 attendees representing 26 countries and regions. Previous recipients of the RMHC Stewardship Award include The Coca-Cola Company®, McDonald's® Corporation and Southwest Airlines®.

Every two years at this conference, RMHC selects and formally recognizes a key corporate donor for engaging with the Charity and its local Chapters. From providing annual monetary contributions and in-kind donations, to encouraging the company's employees to volunteer their time and talent, corporate donors are vital in helping RMHC deliver comfort and care to children and their families.

"For eight years, BrandSource has been a tremendous help to our families in a very unique way. They help turn Ronald McDonald House® programs into a 'home away from home,'" said Marty Coyne, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities. "Our guest families are able to enjoy electronics and appliances similar to what they have at home, making them feel comfortable, and allowing them to focus on the needs of their children."

When a Ronald McDonald House needs appliances or electronics, BrandSource works with suppliers to fulfill requests for products that are needed. "Our success is directly attributable to the people of the communities that support our business," said Bob Lawrence, CEO of BrandSource.

"When families face medical challenges involving their children that may require them to stay at a Ronald McDonald House, we want to give back and ensure that they are comfortable and taken care of during what can be a very challenging time. We're proud and honored to provide kitchen and laundry appliances and home entertainment products for these families to use. We look forward to supporting this wonderful organization for years to come."

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 about RMHC, visit, follow RMHC on Twitter (@RMHC), or like RMHC on Facebook ( Global).

About BrandSource

Based in Anaheim, Calif. and founded in 1969, BrandSource is a 100 percent member-owned merchandising group with nearly 4,500 independent dealer members in North America and close to 3,000 "branded" stores in the U.S. BrandSource is North America's largest group by number of members and volume. BrandSource retailers are known for offering local consumers an unparalleled customer service experience, along with a "neighborhood expert" source when they're in the market for appliances, consumer electronics, flooring and home furnishings. Please visit for more information.

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