A Different Kind of Fun

by Alessandra Cavalluzzi

Looking for a great group activity to do with your friends that's different from the usual Paint Night and "Escape the Room"? How about cooking a meal for the residents of your local Ronald McDonald House (RMH)? The “Meals from the Heart” program provides volunteers with an opportunity to prepare brunch, dinner, or desserts for families who are staying at the House.

RMH welcomes students, families, corporate teams, and any group that would like to volunteer. It's an amazing way to spend a few hours with your favorite people doing something that gives back to the community. Volunteering helps strengthen the bonds between those in the group. Statistics show that when employees volunteer together they feel a sense of unity that is carried back with them to the workplace. For families, it’s a chance to spend quality time with each other while helping those in need.

The benefits of volunteering apply to everyone, regardless of the type of group you volunteer with. Friends, family members, work colleagues, classmates, or church groups - everyone wins! To find your local RMH chapter go here: