Orting Businesses Give Back
By: Dawn Heilbrun
December 21, 2011
Orting's John L. Scott and The Orting Bakery had a philanthropic outing to the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle. Last evening we purchased, prepared and served dinner to the families staying there. We all walked away feeling blessed, more than those we served! Thank you Orting Bakery for your donation of your delicious coffee cake, it was a real hit!
There is a plaque above some very large Bronzed Ronald McDonald Shoes with a sign that said "It takes a generous heart to fill these shoes!" Honestly, we all wished that we could have done more and felt our part was pretty insignificant, but the families seemed very happy to have a home cooked meal.
The Ronald McDonald House helps support seriously ill children and their families. Their "House" serves as a home-away-from-home to try and help these families through very difficult times in their lives. The Ronald McDonald House has a meal program to help families staying there and gives an opportunity to support these families by preparing and providing a fresh, healthy meal. John L. Scott is a huge supporter of Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House and our offices provide meals at the house, every other Tuesday.
They welcome new dinner group volunteers and now have an online scheduling calendar available if you or someone you know might be interested in contributing to this great cause. You can visit http://www.rmhcseattle.org/content/volunteer
Volunteers play a huge role in supporting their daily operations especially in the Seattle location which is the second largest Ronald McDonald house in the world. In addition to the meal program, each month, over 500 volunteers contribute their time to keeping the house open every day of the year. Many opportunities exist for both individuals and for groups.
What I personally love the most about Children's hospital is that they turn NO child away. Finances are never a factor and in this economy, this is comforting to know. What a fantastic cause to support! Truly, we were all blessed more than those we served last night!