"We love the house, we couldn’t even come here, coming from Louisiana to New York City. If we didn’t have the Ronald McDonald house we wouldn’t be able to come. It’s been wonderful. They’re doing a great job with COVID and the meal service delivery is amazing. It’s just – it makes everything so much easier."
Monday night was such a special night to welcome back activities to the house––virtually of course! Kate from ZocDoc hosted a trivia night via zoom. There were 3 rounds of trivia: Birthdays, Superheroes and Disney themed questions. A few families joined in and it was so great to see everyone again on camera. Throughout the trivia game there were many laughs, dance breaks, and even a moment where people shared about their pets (both real animals and stuffed animals). Although the trivia questions were pretty difficult, we realized that there are some very smart people staying at the House! Michael, Tony, Daniel & Valentina were all winners and got to collect a prize afterwards. Overall it was great way to get everyone back together and we cannot wait for more virtual activities to come!
Submitted Kelly Quane
How you got involved: I got involved with RMH-NY through Maggie, my sweet angel. I had made the decision to stop pursuing musical theater, and was looking for a career where I could help people in need. Maggie led me to this organization and I immediately fell in love.
What was your experience like volunteering at RMH-NY:. My experience volunteering with RMH-NY was wonderful. It's what made me want to work for RMH!
What made you want to work at another RMH:I knew I wanted to work for this organization, but wasn't sure in what capacity. Recently, I made the decision to move back to my hometown, Wichita, Kansas, and I thought I would contact the house there to see if they had any job openings. Turns out they did! I was offered a job on the spot!!
What is your current position at your new RMH: I am one of the House Managers
How and why you got involved with RMH-NY: My uncle was a volunteer with Ronald McDonald House and was always telling me how incredible the organization is and how rewarding it is to be a part of. I attended an event a few years ago and immediately fell in love with RMH's mission and all the incredible kiddos!
What was your experience like volunteering at RMH-NY: Incredibly eye-opening. It is one thing to be at an event and see all of the gratitude and happy faces, but volunteering with the Volunteer Department at RMH-NY I came to realize just how hard that team works to create these experiences for the families. There is so much research, planning, creativity, genuine compassion and hard work that goes into it and I wanted to be a part of that.
What made you want to work at another RMH: I knew I wanted to work with RMH, but I wanted to live in a city with more access to nature and hiking and had heard such great things about the Denver House, I couldn't be happier with my new city and House!
What is your current position at your new RMH: I am a Guest Services Associate at Ronald McDonald House- Denver. I check families into the House, give tours, help families find local resources, and run events to keep our kids entertained and feeling special.