Volunteer Appreciation Party November 29
RMHSF volunteers and friends all had a great time gathering together on November 29 to reminisce about their volunteer time preparing dinners, shopping excursions and gala set up shifts. Former and current staff gathered together to greet and thank our generous and hardworking volunteers. Pictures from earlier days and stories were shared. A few volunteers discovered some new friends-in-common when they started comparing events and organizations they are involved with. One highlight for many was visiting the entire house and touring family room #4 on the second floor. The room has a private patio looking out onto Scott Street. While November was a bit too chilly to spend time on the patio, volunteers easily imagined families being able to view the activity of our neighborhood on a warm fall evening.
Volunteers left with special memories, big smiles, and a RMHSF tote bag filled with a baseball cap and a goodie bag of RMHSF Volunteer are Stars cookies!
The Board and staff greatly appreciate our many volunteers who have dedicated many hours to serving and caring for the hundreds of families who have turned to RMHSF at Scott Street for a comfortable stay and warm meals.
A selection of our volunteers’ comments:
“We are forever grateful to the Ronald McDonald House charity for all the support they have provided our family over many years. We feel very lucky that we have the opportunity to give back and help the families here in San Francisco. We will always be happily committed volunteers.”
“We’ve since moved to the Netherlands but our making breakfast for families during the holidays is among our favorite memories from living in SF!”
“I had a great time helping cook dinner and serving families in need. Thank you for providing an opportunity to give back to the community.”
– Joe (Wells Fargo Volunteer Group)
“Can’t think of a more special place to volunteer. It’s meant everything to me. So privileged to spend time with the families and the angels who support them.”
– Love, Dorian Hollis
“I am sitting in the atrium at Scott Street under the new skylight thinking about the long journey that brought us to this bittersweet moment. It is sad to me to think that we are having to shutter the original home for RMHSF. I am so glad to have been a part of the new house and to know that you will have a long future now!”
– Lynn Befu
“So many happy memories in this home!”
– Mark Martinez