Ronald McDonald House - Day 4
Volunteer Week 2023
For the 4th day of our Volunteer Week, we had two groups of team members volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. On Thursday, June 22nd we had two shifts of groups go to the House where they cooked a delicious dinner and desserts for the families currently residing at the House.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region is a nonprofit organization, with a location right here in Albany, New York. The local organization offers housing to families with children who have serious medical illnesses. There are numerous comfortable, fully furnished rooms with handicap accessibilities, as well as home-cooked meals provided for the families to enjoy. The last thing these families need to worry about is being able to afford housing and food while seeking the best care for their child, so all of the services are provided free of charge to the families. The House acts as their home-away-from home to provide as much comfort as possible during a difficult time.
Time to Cook
For dinner- we had Jared Lozier, Gina Litz, Cassidy McLaughlin and Devan Maxstadt prepare a full meal for the families currently staying at the house. Our team cooked Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with coleslaw, Roasted Potatoes, and parmesan-crusted green beans. For dessert- we had Liana Bucciero and Sarah Audi bake vanilla cupcakes and chocolate brownies for everyone to enjoy as a sweet treat. Both teams spent several hours preparing the food, and everything came out delicious!
Impact on the Team
Volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House had a huge impact on everyone. “Spending time at RMHC was truly fun & fulfilling! I know from experience, how wonderful it is to come back to the comfort of a home away from home. My heart is smiling, knowing I could give that back”, said Assistant Branch Manager Gina Litz.
Previous Work with Ronald McDonald House
Northeastern Insurance has worked with the Ronald McDonald House in the past as well. In Fall 2022, the agency organized a $15,000 donation to the House. We were able to award $10,000 on behalf of Safeco and Liberty Mutual, as our agency was a Make More Happen Award Winner. The agency then added an additional $5,000 donation, bringing the total amount to $15,000. In prior years we have also donated several electronics- a brand new Play Station 5, Xbox, 55” TV, & more to the Toy Room. We plan to continue our involvement with the Ronald McDonald House for many years to come.
How to Get Involved
Thank you for having us! Stay tuned for more information on where we’re going for our last and final day of our Volunteer Week. Read about the other volunteer work we completed this week at the link below: