Volunteer Newsletter: From Our House to Yours | Issue IV
While we are unable to have volunteers at Ronald McDonald House New York due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we've put together this newsletter to keep our community engaged, supported and connected. We hope you enjoy it, from our House to yours!
We Miss You!
Volunteer: Sunday Night Greeter
Profession: Beauty Marketer
Years Volunteering at the House: 1
How you got involved: I’ve lived in the Upper East Side for seven years and never knew the House was nearby until I moved around the corner (literally!). I would often see the families out an about in the neighborhood and I couldn’t think of a better place to spend my time helping out.
Volunteer Goal: I hope that I make every family feel welcome and more at ease when they enter the house. I am usually the first person they see when they come in, so I hope that my smile puts a smile on their faces.
Volunteer Highlight: I love it when I am able to help a parent with something neighborhood related, whether it’s finding a restaurant nearby or a park they and their family can go take a walk in. It’s also fun when I get to play with young kids while their parents are checking in. The games their little minds come up with can be very entertaining.
What you enjoy most: I love being a friendly face to families. A smile can instantly elevate someone’s mood, so I hope that when they see me and say hello it helps them breathe a little easier, even if only for a few minutes.
"I feel thankful to be a part of such an amazing place that does so much good. The staff, other volunteers and families are beyond special. I am constantly impressed with everyone that walks through the front doors by their strength, kindness, and humility." - Nicole Aloupis
Article Submitted by Helena Russo, Communications Volunteer