The mission of The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is to give comfort and shelter to families experiencing the pain of having a sick child in local hospital facilities. A “home away from home”, the House provides the parents and siblings of these children with a temporary haven in a secure and comfortable environment among other families sharing a similar burden.
On Saturday October 15th the JLLI and the DIAD committee made Brunch for the resident of the Ronald McDonald house of Long Island. The day began with a tour around the house which included meditation rooms, kitchens, game rooms and individually designed rooms for the family’s to stay. We were lucky enough to interact with a few patients and their families who were so grateful to have a place to call their own at a difficult time in their lives.
The house was almost at max capacity with 90 residents that day, so the JLLI did what they do best and rolled up their sleeves to get quick to work. In just a few short hours we were able to provide the residents with a beautiful home cooked brunch complete with eggs, bacon, sandwiches and delicious cookies.
A huge thank you to the Ronald McDonald house who graciously allowed us to spend the morning with them, and a big shout out to all the JLLI volunteers for all of their help and positivity.