14 Dec Falcons, Atlanta United and Arthur Blank Family of Business Spread Holiday Cheer at Peachtree-Dunwoody House
The Atlanta Falcons Women’s Association and Arthur Blank Family of Businesses visited the Peachtree-Dunwoody Ronald McDonald House to make ornaments, decorate trees and hand deliver the final decorations to our guest rooms on Dec. 13.
Rachel Zaleznik, community relations program assistant at Atlanta Falcons, planned the event.
“To be able to give each room a tree, wreath, and bear and make them feel like they are having a full holiday experience when they are not in the most comfortable of situations is wonderful,” Zalesnik said.
“I love that we can do stuff like this,” said volunteer Monique Fields, a member of the Atlanta Falcons Women’s Association. “I think it’s important because it gives them a little sense of normalcy. If we can at least put a little smile on their face and bring the holiday to them.”
Santa was there too, singing Christmas carols, while decorating and delivering the trees. “Santa loves children, he will do anything for children. Of course I’m here, where else would I be?” ask Santa as he inspected the decorating.
“I’ve always loved volunteering, especially in the Season of Giving,” said Kasey Dean, an AMSE employee. “I cherish being able to give back to families not as fortunate, not just as an individual but as a company.”
“Any opportunity to give back to families in need, I jump on it,” said Bria Washington with Atlanta United. “Coming together as an organization to help families stay together is special.”