01 Apr Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Scott Faithfully Serves Our Families Once a Month
Michael Scott, a McDonald’s store manger, serves others in his restaurant daily. Once a month, he comes to our House near Egleston to cook and serves our families.
“My heart is filled when I meet so many of the precious families and kids who are staying at the House,” Michael says of his monthly visits. “The Ronald House is dear to my heart. I always talk about it to my friends and family members about my experiences there. The House will always be part of my day on the last Sunday of each month.”
The crew at his restaurant on Chamblee Tucker Road even helps out by grilling chicken as part of the southern style menu that’s served each month.
One of his fondest memories serving dinner at the House includes his family. “One Sunday, my mom came down and spent the afternoon at the House with me,” Michael says. “It made me feel good that my mom could see me doing something positive.”
Not only has Michael brought his mom to our House, he has recruited friends to help out too. “I took a dear friend of mine, Kareem Walker, and he enjoyed it so much too.”
A former teacher with DeKalb County Schools, Michael even served one of his former students when he was being treated at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Michael first learned of Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities 12 years ago when his then area supervisor, Diane Lay, invited him to help her serve dinner. He has been serving faithfully ever since.
“My favorite meal is Michael’s Homemade Spaghetti with my favorite meats,” Michael says, adding “Rice, string beans, Rosie Scott’s secret recipe for homemade Mac n Cheese, grilled chicken smothered in gravy and southern style fried chicken with a prepared fresh salad and sweet tea are on the menu too. My dessert of choice is normally a pound cake.”