Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association Funds Energy Efficiency Renovations at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Through CBS EcoMedia

A ribbon cutting and lunch celebrated the addition of energy efficient windows at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House at Chestnut Street
Oct 15, 2013 10:00 PM ET
Campaign: EcoAd

PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Today, on occasion of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House’s 39th birthday, a special ribbon cutting event celebrated the addition of new energy efficient windows at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House® at Chestnut Street. The renovations were made possible thanks to the support from the Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association’s advertising through CBS EcoMedia’s EcoAd program.

The upgrades -- which will not distract from the original architecture of the 120-year-old mansion -- will replace decades-old windows that are extremely energy inefficient due to rotting wood around their perimeter. But the Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association’s generous support is more than meets the eye. As a result of these upgrades, the Chestnut Street House will see lower heating and air conditioning costs, heating efficiency improvements, and reduced carbon emissions. These savings will allow the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House to do more good work in their community: providing support services for families of seriously ill children.

Today’s ribbon cutting was hosted by: Paul Muller, President, Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association; J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez, CEO and President, RMHC; and Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder, CBS EcoMedia. Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House board members in attendance included Anne Scardino, Peter Degnan, and Drew Coyle.

Without the Ronald McDonald Houses, many families would be unable to stay close to their sick child while they receive treatment in the Philadelphia area. The Chestnut Street House serves 45 families each night, providing them the opportunity to relate to other families receiving treatment for their children. The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House proudly serves more than 1,600 families annually with more than 2,300 family stays.

“We are very proud to support the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and make a positive, sustainable impact on the lives of children and their families in our community,” said Paul Muller, President, Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association. “We believe the much-needed renovations made through our partnership with EcoMedia will benefit the Chestnut Street House for years to come.”

“Thanks to the support of donors like the Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association and EcoMedia, RMHC is able to provide care, hope, compassion and strength to families facing the illness of a child,” said J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez, CEO and President, RMHC. “Through family-centered programs, like the Ronald McDonald House, we keep families together helping children heal faster and cope better.”

The energy efficiency upgrades made at the Chestnut Street House will provide significant cost savings and allow Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House to expand their impact and serve more families of seriously ill children,” said Paul Polizzotto, Founder and President, CBS EcoMedia. “It’s an honor to be here today to celebrate the Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association’s support of their community through our EcoAd program.”



About the Tri-State Toyota Dealers
The Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association is comprised of 25 Greater Philadelphia area dealers in PA, DE and Southern New Jersey.

About the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House
Since 1974, the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House has supported families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. Our programs include two Ronald McDonald Houses, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a Hospitality Kiosk at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and Ronald McDonald Camp. Founded as the first Ronald McDonald House in the world, we are the model for more than 325 Houses around the globe.  For more information, please visit, follow the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House on Twitter (@Philarmh), or like the House on Facebook (  

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.
At EcoMedia, we're propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that's been our mission since we founded the company in 2002. In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media.

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide. In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change. Please visit, like us at or follow us at

By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities. EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.