I was invited by Nick and Erika to join the staff of Sewetc at Ronald McDonald House in Hamilton to help with Meals that Heal.
Cheryl, Lynda and I car pooled over to the House, which is located within walking distance of MacKids...........another wonderful hospital for children.
Our jobs for the day were to wash, clean, scrap, chop and dice vegetables for the salads that were being served along with a beautiful roast pork supper.
Carrots, potatoes, onions, red peppers, cauliflower, celery, yellow zucchini, broccoli were but a few of the vegetables that we did. Then there was fruit, so many different fruits and way too many to remember.
We were so fast that we also prepared food for the next night!
After 1 1/2 hours of doing the fruit and veggies, we were given the grand tour of the home.
The hydrangeas were blooming!
Erika cleaning up after we chopped celery and radishes
Chef Shawn explaining how he wanted the potatoes diced
And this is in the doorway on our way out of the kitchen.
Hail, hail the gang's all here! Out in the playground.
We have only had two incidents with our grands that required special hospital care. We have been very fortunate. The families that stay at Ronald McDonald House are extremely lucky that these facilities exist, and they are forever grateful.
There are 14 houses across Canada
1 in British Columbia
3 in Alberta
1 in Saskatchewan
1 in Manitoba
4 in Ontario
2 in Quebec
1 in Nova Scotia
1 in Newfoundland
All of the houses run with the big help of volunteers.
How did I get involved? Because someone asked for pillowcases. As simple as that. When I learned more about the organization I decided this was our charity.
I made 4 pillowcases to take along with me and I took my knitted hats too.