Volunteer Newsletter: From Our House to Yours | Issue VII
We Miss Our Volunteers!
Profession: Buyer-Saks Fifth Avenue
Years Volunteering at the House: 1 year
How you got involved: I first became aware of RMH when I was 12 years old. My 5 year old brother was diagnosed with Leukemia and the RMHLA was an option that was presented to us however we ended up going a different route. Fast forward to 2013/2014 when working in the Macy’s Corporate office, I began to participate in volunteer groups that would support RMH-NY given the strong relationship ties between both organizations. At the time I did not feel that my schedule allowed itself to meet requirements for a formal volunteer but knew that was a goal of mine. Finally in 2018 I was in a place to apply and was accepted early 2019 and could not be happier. Full circle.
Favorite Events and Activity: Saturday Breakfasts (that’s sometimes a team I support during my Saturday shift), Fun Run, and anything and everything around the holidays!
Volunteer Goal: to be a committed volunteer and/or friend to the house for the rest of my remaining life
“I love meeting and interacting with the families in any capacity. Whether it’s meeting/entertaining the kids, having a casual conversation with a parent that might distract them from their situation for those few minutes, or any other small task that lightens the load a little. Enjoy Casual conversations with the residents and staff. The house is such a melting pot full of people with such interesting skills and backgrounds. You have some conversations that you would never have elsewhere. It’s valuable.” - Sharmaine Harrison
Article Submitted by Helena Russo, Communications Volunteer