Several members of Classy Living Society prepared and served breakfast to the families at Atlanta’s Ronald McDonald House on Thanksgiving morning. Volunteers showed up bright and early to cook, prepare and serve a delectable feast of bacon, waffles, sausage, yogurt cups, fruit, muffins, quiche cups, eggs and other delicious offerings. What better way to start the Thanksgiving holiday than to give back to the community!
And Ronald McDonald House is definitely worthy of the service! When a child is seriously ill, injured or during a medical crisis, a family’s main objective is to seek treatment, so that the child is well again. However, the appropriate treatment facility may be many miles away and it may be necessary for the child to remain at the faraway facility for days, weeks or even months! To be sure, the child’s treatment is the most important objective, but it’s also important for the child to have the presence and support of mom, dad and other family members during this time. That’s where Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) comes in. All across the United States, they provide a “place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost.” They provide many resources, including home-cooked meals, private rooms, recreation and a shoulder to lean on, to name a few. RMHC has two houses in the Atlanta, Georgia area, both in close proximity to the premier children’s medical facilities in the area – Egleston Children’s Hospital and Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital.