May 05 2014 10:17AM
First of all, I would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support and for welcoming me to OilersNation.com! The kind comments and words of encouragement did not go unnoticed. It is because of the response I received from the Soup Sisters post that I decided to come back and share more with you.
My New Landing Spot
I joined the Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta communications team a few weeks ago, and I couldn’t be happier to have found such an incredible opportunity. My passion for volunteer work has turned into a career that I’m proud of and proud to share with you today. Of course, giving back to the city of Edmonton, now our home, is a reward on its own.
On Wednesday, May 7th, we’re raising money for children’s charities across Canada with McHappy Day. One dollar from every Happy Meal, Big Mac and any hot McCafe beverage will be donated to children’s charities, including Ronald McDonald Houses in Canada.
Do you stop for coffee on your way to work or have time to grab a bite during a lunch break? Consider swinging by your local McDonald’s restaurant. Chances are, you’ll meet an RMHNA employee or even a family staying at our House.
If you do participate, feel free to let me know with a tweet. I’ll retweet any McHappy Day messages sent to me, especially those with photos. My team and I will be visiting multiple locations throughout Edmonton, so check out my twitter feed to see if we’re coming to a restaurant near you!
Do you have a charity or non-profit organization that means a lot to you? I’d love to learn about it. And if you want to get involved with your Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton, I’ll show you how. Come by for a tour- I’d be honoured to show you around.
Actually, I’ll let my friend Kyler tell you why the Ronald McDonald House is such a special place. He gets bonus points for being an Oilers fan, right?