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Ronald McDonald Children Charity

Who Is BRANDSOURCE?


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SOURCE is a nationally recognized buying and merchandising group engaged in the specific purpose of negotiating local, regional programs so that members may successfully and profitably compete in the retail appliance, electronics and furniture business. BRANDSOURCE is a retail cooperative in which each member has an equal share-holding position. An annually elected Board of Directors composed of elected group members, governs the group. BRANDSOURCE respects the right of franchise and members are expected to conduct themselves professionally in the marketplace.

BRANDSOURCE is a member- owned, member-managed, not for profit entrepreneurial organization whose only objective to help its members realize greater profits, brand equity, market share and long term value. Complementing the group priority programs are added-value services including specialists in merchandising, advertising, sales training, business planning, sales promotions and financing. Members conduct their business without interference and have access to a national Weekly Update Newsletter, quarterly “Source” Magazine, informative national program and supplier updates, web-based member “backroom” for real time information 24/7, and regional meetings. Each member receives at no additional charge, a listing of their company name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and a listing of brand names offered on the national BRANDSOURCE.com web site, and then 1-887-Go-Brand and White Pages member locator program. In addition, there are two national events – the National Spring Buy Fair Event and the National Convention and Buy Fair in the second half of the year.

These national events offer not only buying opportunities and vital peer networking, but keynote speakers, education seminars and sessions, as well as headline entertainment. BRANDSOURCE Reaches Into Your Community BRANDSOURCE is proud to name Ronald McDonald House Charities as an official charity. In addition to providing a variety of volunteer opportunities for our membership within their communities, BRANDSOURCE gives as a national organization. As an official donor – BRANDSOURCE in association with it’s key supplier, Maytag – provides appliances to Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the United States, as well as a cash donation.

In addition, BRANDSOURCE also provides home electronics for Ronald Mc Donald Houses. These items will fill a tremendous need – given how costly appliances and electronics can be and the number of families served by these houses annually. Since the first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia on October 15, 1974 their mission has not changed… provide “a home-away-from-home” for families of seriously ill children. These are families who have traveled great distances to hospitals so their child can receive the medical attention they need. In-hospital treatment may last one day, one year, or even longer.

For the families of these children, accommodations can be hard to come by; options are often limited to costly hotels or unforgiving hospital chairs and benches. The Ronald McDonald House provides a comfortable, supportive alternative for these families. There are 149 Ronald McDonald Houses in the United States… providing support to families in need year-round. In fact, each night, Ronald McDonald Houses provide more than 5,000 bedrooms for families of seriously ill children throughout the world. Without the generosity of their donors, none of this would be possible.

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