Volunteer Newsletter: From Our House to Yours | Issue II
Ronald McDonald House New York has created a new Volunteer Newsletter to keep our community engaged, supported and connected while we are unable to have volunteers at the House due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope you enjoy it, from our House to yours!
Volunteer: Monday Night Volunteer
Profession: Digital Advertising Agency Owner
Volunteer Background: When I was 22 my mother passed away from stage four colon cancer. Ever since then I wanted to give back and help fight cancer in any way I could. Volunteering helps the parents just as much as the kids and by providing joy each week I’m able to help increase the morale of the families which helps increase the rate of survival.
Years Volunteering at the House: 2.5
Favorite Activities at the House: Sock Hop & Wacky Hat Night
Drew's Experience Volunteering: At the end of last year a little girl at the House, who I'd become close with drew a picture of me and her and gave it to me to keep. To this day that picture is still on my office desk. Also, a few months ago I was walking in the street right by the house and a kid who remembered me jumped out behind me and shouted my name! That’s when you really know you’ve made a difference.
"This place is more than somewhere to go every week to volunteer but a place to feel good and give back. It is somewhere I can go and know that I’ll be doing good for the world while also enjoying myself at the same time. Going to the house is as much fun for me as it is for these kids." - Drew Blumenthal
Article Submitted by Helena Russo, Communications Volunteer