02 Dec Longtime Partner Dunwoody Chapter of NCL Branches Out to Help Ronald McDonald House Near Egleston
The Dunwoody Chapter of the National Charity League has been a devoted partner in helping our families for a decade and, even throughout the pandemic. Since March, the Dunwoody chapter has catered 29 meals for our families at both Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses.
“Since COVID began, we have had extra time on our hands that coincided perfectly with the extra need for meals at both Houses, especially the Emory location,” says Carol Jackovich, the chapter’s Atlanta RMHC liaison. “We have been delighted to be able to provide meals and get to serve this location we had not previously served. Our goal is to help Atlanta RMHC in any way needed.”
The Dunwoody NCL Chapter is a mother-daughter organization that aims to foster the mother-daughter relationship by serving its communities together. In the past, the chapter has provided Saturday morning brunches, dinners, blankets, welcome bags, laundry kits, snack bags, and any other needed items for our House near Scottish Rite.
“We miss the interaction with the families and volunteers at Atlanta RMHC terribly,” Carol says. “We cannot wait until it is safe for us to all be together again and cooking meals in the beautiful kitchens and interacting in person.”
The chapter actually limits the number of times members can serve our families each year because it is such a popular activity. “We want everyone to have the chance to be involved,” Carol says. “There is so much joy when we serve with our daughters to provide a meal and a little encouragement to families going through hard times.
“Many of us have family or friends who have been personally blessed by the gift of the Ronald McDonald Houses when their child had an illness, so it makes it that much more special to be able to support this wonderful organization,” says Carol, who, with her two daughters, has been with the NCL for four years.