I am delighted to share with you Mr. Rooter® Plumbing's Rolls of Love Drive for Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). We'll be collecting toilet paper, paper towels, toiletries and other household items like soap and laundry detergent that are on the Ronald McDonald Houses' 'Wish List' during February and March. We would like you to join us.
The Rolls of Love idea came from Bobbi Sullivan, a franchise consultant for Mr. Rooter Plumbing. She is also a dear friend of mine, and I've asked her to share the story behind Rolls of Love.
My mom, Barbara Sullivan, has always had a heart for others. In the fall of 2010, she was serving meals to those in need at her church when a gentleman asked her for extra napkins. He went on to explain that he and his family had no money to buy toilet paper and that their food stamps were not valid for paper product purchases. This was a need my Mom knew she could fill, and she went into action! She contacted all of her friends and family to donate toilet paper, paper towels and tissues. She recruited me to be her partner. Through the generosity of others, we distribute 60 packages of paper products at her church's monthly community meal. Throughout the month paper products show up on her doorstep, and we use grocery bags to make the Rolls of Love packages. We set up a table in the back of the cafeteria and distribute all 60 of the packages within minutes of the people arriving for their meal. We see many of the same people month after month and have earned the nickname "The Toilet Paper Ladies". They are so thankful and we are so blessed to be able to help.
If you read the Mrs. Rooter Blog often, you are aware of Mr. Rooter Plumbing's national support of RMHC. Since 2010, our Mr. Rooter franchise owners across North America have donated more than $94,000 in in-kind donations to RMHC Chapters and Ronald McDonald Houses in their areas.
We are excited to host the Rolls of Love Drive for this wonderful Charity, and we hope you will join us. Here's wishing you a world class day!