Anaheim, Calif. - BrandSource has received the 2011 Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Stewardship Award for its work with the family charity.
The buying group was cited for "exceeding expectations in helping the charity fulfill its mission of offering programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children," RMHC said.
Specifically, for the past eight years BrandSource has worked with suppliers to provide major appliances and consumer electronics to Ronald McDonald House locations, which house young out-of-town patients and their families while the children receive local medical treatment.
The award, which was bestowed in past years to Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Southwest Airlines, was presented last week at the 2011 RMHC International Conference in Chicago. Key corporate donors are recognized every two years for engaging with the charity and its local chapters.
"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 â€˜home away from home,' " said RMHC president/CEO Marty Coyne. "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."
"Our success is directly attributable to the people of the communities that support our business," said BrandSource CEO Bob Lawrence.