Making a Meal Can Make a Difference

Posted: 1 February 2018
AC3 at Ronald McDonald House Randwick

AC3 had the pleasure of volunteering for the Home for Dinner program at Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Randwick last night, 31 January 2018. At any one time, RMH Randwick accommodates 32 families a night. Many of the families stay for days, weeks, months or even years to ensure they are close to nearby hospitals. The Home for Dinner program allows volunteers to cook dinner for the families staying at Ronald McDonald House, who would otherwise have to cook their own meals. “It was a very humbling experience. The families at RMH Randwick were so grateful for something that seems like such a small thing to all of us. Giving up a few hours of our time meant that they could relax and have one less thing to worry about.” said Stephanie Challinor, Head of Marketing and Communications at AC3. “The entire experience was really rewarding for all of the AC3ers involved. It was also a great team bonding experience and I couldn’t recommend the program more. We’re all always looking for team building activities and ways to build culture so I urge everyone to consider an activity like this next time instead of dinners or weekends away or something else that will quickly be forgotten.”

About Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House provides a ‘home away from home’ for families of seriously ill children being treated at nearby hospitals. The first Australian Ronald McDonald House opened in Sydney’s Camperdown in 1981. There are now more than 360 houses worldwide with 16 in Australia alone. Ronald McDonald House Randwick runs the Home for Dinner three nights a week. To find out more information and get in touch with RMH, please visit their website.