Dodo Team Help Out At Ronald McDonald House

Author: Admin/Thursday, August 24, 2017/Categories: News , News 2017

Dodo employees spent their day supporting families with sick children at the Ronald McDonald House, ‘the House’, in Parkville last week, facilitated by Telco Together.

This enthusiastic community-minded group of 17 employees got together to prepare home-made healthy baked items for families staying at the House, (to munch on during the following week), and then cooked up a BBQ lunch which they all enjoyed together.

The House is a vital support service for so many local families in need, offering a place of warmth and inspiration and allowing friendships to be formed as families share a similarly challenging journey. 

The experience gave our busy volunteers a great deal of insight into the sadness faced by families staying at the House, and provided an opportunity to give support through understanding their stories, spending time together and helping out with the preparation of meals.

Volunteers were touched by this unique opportunity to better understand the challenges faced by families in Melbourne, offering the following comments about their experience; 

"Volunteering is my way to give back, be grateful and contribute to what makes Australia so beautiful…that strong sense of community and support while making less fortunate individuals feel included and cared for in any way possible."

" When I was offered the opportunity to take part, I honestly wasn't sure how I felt about it until I actually did. What a great way to be productive, develop relationships and give back.”

"I lead one of 2 baking teams, and produced Gluten free brownies and Dairy free Semolina slice."

"Great opportunity to give back, draw smiles on people's faces through cooking."

"A very fun and rewarding experience!"

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