"We've made our living off minor gifts," Yule said.
RMHC provides services to the families of children under 21 with a hospitality room in Albany Medical Center and a 16-bedroom house where families who find themselves in Albany due to a child's medical emergency can stay. About 500 families average a stay of eight nights every year in the house, Yule said.
The group also runs a mobile dental program that tours area schools.
Yule said that he's happy to partner with CRSS not only because of their existing professional relationship, but because it will hopefully open the doors to other practices.
"Down the road, there's the opportunity to not only raise money in those doctors offices, but a lot of those doctors they serve might be doctors who are referring patients to Albany Med, and they can tell their families about the McDonald House," he said.
Hearts will also be for sale at select Keybank, Grand Union Markets, Red Kap Sales, Colonie Manor and more. You can donate online at www.rmhcofalbany.org. RMHC will also hold its annual radiothon from Jan 28-30 on various area stations. They will broadcast from Crossgates Mall on Saturday, Jan. 30.