20 Feb Wesleyan School Students Volunteer at Peachtree-Dunwoody House
On Feb. 12, a group of 10 students and their parents from Wesleyan School visited our Ronald McDonald House near Scottish Rite to deliver blankets, snack bags and hygiene kits as part of a five-week enrichment class focused on service.
Two of our Atlanta RMHC Teen Council members, Aubrey DeAugustinis and Lizzy Stainback, helped lead the Tuesday class where the children made blankets, snack bags and hygiene kits. They also donated to our Pop Tab Program, which recycles pop tabs from aluminum cans. All proceeds benefit our families.
Lizzy and Aubrey spend a significant amount of time with the Charity as both have interned during the summer in addition to serving on our Teen Council.
“When I was interning at the House, I got the chance to interact with a lot of kids and their families,” Lizzy said. “You would be surprised at how happy they always are despite the circumstances. They are truly more of an inspiration to you than you are to them, although they’ll tell you differently.”
Aubrey echoed this, saying, “I love that when we serve there, we always get to see the families. It’s really special that we can have a direct impact on the families, like seeing their smiling faces when we come to make breakfast.”
While the students worked on their projects, their parents took a tour of the Ronald McDonald House. Many were impressed by the thoughtfulness behind every element of the home. Others were proud about how their children expressed interest in learning more about how they could continue serving the Charity.