17 Apr Volunteering is a “No Brainer” for Kristina
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, when we salute and honor the many dedicated and gracious volunteers, who help support our mission of helping families access equitable medical care and heal together.
Meet some of the volunteers who help care for our families. To all our volunteers, thank you for your unwavering support.
“When I found out that Atlanta RMHC gives families with sick children meals and a place to stay, volunteering was a no-brainer for me,” Kristina Green says.
Passionate about cooking and helping others, Kristina has been volunteering at our Atlanta Ronald McDonald House near Egleston since 2015.
“Volunteering with Atlanta RMHC makes me feel good,” she says.
One small act can mean so much to someone who is going through a difficult time, Kristina says. When cleaning up after dinner one night, a parent came up to her and thanked her for the meal.
“The parent told me that it was something her mother used to make her when she was little and that it reminded her of a happy time in her life,” Kristina says. The joy meals bring our families keeps Kristina coming back.
Her favorite volunteer memory was a game night she held with a few of her friends. Kristina loved shopping for prizes and seeing the excitement on the children’s faces when they won.
“My mama always said food is love,” Kristina says. “When I cook or donate boxed meals at the House, I know I am helping families not have to worry about what’s for dinner, and I get to give them a little love and nourishment.”