Our homeschool group coordinated two events for the Ronald McDonald House this week with one group participating in their Fall Festival on Thursday and another hosting Share a Meal on Halloween night. We chose to go on Halloween since we thought it might be a hard night for them to get volunteers on a holiday.
In case you're not familiar with Ronald McDonald House, they provide families with children in local hospitals with affordable accommodations within walking distance of the hospital. We've had quite a few friends use their facilities and have seen first-hand what a wonderful resource they provide to families during difficult times.
We try to participate in Share a Meal a few times a year, bringing dinner for the families currently staying at the house. Last night, five SLC families cooked up a dinner of chili, cornbread, salad and cookies - along with some Halloween "treats" of course. And my little magician (Noah) was happy to provide the "tricks".
It was a full house, and we enjoyed talking to the families - many of whom came in costume. It was definitely the highlight of our very happy Halloween!