RMH Weekly Volunteer Update

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Hello and Happy First Day of Summer!

I hope you had a great Father’s Day weekend. Our House continues to remain full and we cannot express how grateful we are for all that you do! Whether it is preparing the evening meal or helping with housecleaning, every little bit matters.

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Upcoming Event Thursday, June 23rd: Join us at Pour Taproom THIS Thursday for Ballest Point Brewery’s Pint Night from 6pm-8pm. 15% of the event proceeds will benefit our RMH!
  • IMPORTANT: We have TWO immediate needs this week for our “Guest Chef” program, and plenty of Cookie Team Openings! Please, please let us know if you can help! J
  • IMPORTANT: Weekend Manager Needed!
    • Kristi is in search of a Weekend Manager for the first weekend in July (1st-3rd). Check out the description here and contact Kristi if you are available or interested in learning more!
  • IMPORTANT: Housekeeper Needed!
    • Our housekeeper will be out of town July 4th-5th and we need help! Our House has been full for the last few weeks with a waiting list for new families to come in once one checks out. What we need is for some assistance in cleaning these rooms when families check out and to clean our family areas (kitchen, living room, hallways, etc.). This opportunity is great for groups or individuals. Contact Kristi if you are interested!

Here are our priority needs for the next two weeks.  Let Kristi know if you or someone you know are interested/available to help!

 

PRIORITY NEEDS FOR for 6/20 – 7/3

MONDAY 6/20

  • Guest Chef: St. Peters Episcopal
  • Cookies from the Heart: Crystal and Madi

THANK YOU!

TUESDAY 6/21

  • Guest Chef: Greenwood Genetics
  • Cookies from the Heart: Bernadette W.

THANK YOU!

WEDNESDAY 6/22

  • Guest Chef: Hatten Family
  • Cookies from the Heart: Socorro Castaneda

THURSDAY 6/23***

  • Opening for Guest Chef Program (pizza and catered meals gladly accepted)
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart

FRIDAY 6/24

  • Guest Chef: Spinx
  • Cookies from the Heart: Dratonville Baptist

THANK YOU!

SATURDAY 6/25***

  • Weekend Brunch Program: Furman Athletic Department
  • Opening for Guest Chef Program* (pizza and catered meals gladly accepted)
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart
  • House Volunteer Opening: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

THANK YOU!

SUNDAY 6/26

  • Guest Chef: Greer First Baptist
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart
  • House Volunteer Opening: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

THANK YOU!

MONDAY 6/27

  • Guest Chef: Kelly J.
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart

THANK YOU!

TUESDAY 6/28

  • Guest Chef: Dinner Covered, thank you!
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart

THANK YOU!

WEDNESDAY 6/29

  • Guest Chef: Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology
  • Cookies from the Heart: Bernadette W.

THANK YOU!

THURSDAY 6/30

  • Guest Chef: Deborah Circle
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart

THANK YOU!

FRIDAY 1/1

  • Guest Chef: Robyn G.
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart
  • Need a Weekend Manager!

THANK YOU!

SATURDAY 7/2

  • Opening for Weekend Brunch Program
  • Guest Chef: New Pilgrim Young Adults
  • Cookies from the Heart: Maria Torres G.
  • Need a Weekend Manager!

THANK YOU!

SUNDAY 7/3

  • Guest Chef: Maranatha Church
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart
  • Need a Weekend Manager!
  • House Volunteer Opening: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Reminder to email or call Kristi ([email protected] / 864-235-0506) if you can help to fill in any of these holes. We look forward to having you at the House soon! Thank you so very much for all that you do!!!

 

All the best,

 

Samantha Bauer

Communications and Events Manager

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RMH Weekly Volunteer Update!

Hello and Happy Monday!

I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Happy (almost) Father’s Day to all of you amazing dad’s out there!!

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • We do ONE immediate need this week for our “Guest Chef” program, and plenty of Cookie Team Openings!
  • Kristi is in search of a Weekend Manager for the first weekend in July (1st-3rd). Check out the description here and contact Kristi if you are available or interested in learning more!
  • Are you an expert cleaner? Our housekeeper will be out of town July 4th-5th and we need help! Our House has been full for the last few weeks with a waiting list for new families to come in once one checks out. What we need is for some assistance in cleaning these rooms when families check out and to clean our family areas (kitchen, living room, hallways, etc.). This opportunity is great for groups or individuals. Contact Kristi if you are interested!

Here are our priority needs for the next two weeks.  Let Kristi know if you or someone you know are interested/available to help!

 

PRIORITY NEEDS FOR for 6/13 – 6/26

MONDAY 6/13

  • Guest Chef: MaryAnn S.
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart

THANK YOU!

TUESDAY 6/14

  • Guest Chef: Kate and Ken B.
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart

THANK YOU!

WEDNESDAY 6/15

  • Guest Chef: First Rock Church
  • Cookies from the Heart: Tara S.

THANK YOU!

THURSDAY 6/16

  • Guest Chef: Group B Kowalk
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart

THANK YOU!

FRIDAY 6/17

  • Guest Chef: Greenville Tech Culinary Institute
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart

THANK YOU!

SATURDAY 6/18

  • Guest Chef: Josh and Maria P.
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart

THANK YOU!

SUNDAY 6/19

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

  • Guest Chef: GBF Melanie S.
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart
  • House Volunteer Opening: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

THANK YOU!

MONDAY 6/20

  • Guest Chef: St. Peters Episcopal
  • Cookies from the Heart: Crystal and Madi

THANK YOU!

TUESDAY 6/21

  • Cookies from the Heart: Bernadette W.
  • Guest Chef: Greenwood Genetics

THANK YOU!

WEDNESDAY 6/22

  • Guest Chef: Hatten Family
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart

THURSDAY 6/23***

  • Opening for Guest Chef Program (pizza and catered meals gladly accepted)
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart

FRIDAY 6/24

  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart
  • Guest Chef: Spinx

THANK YOU!

SATURDAY 6/25

  • Guest Chef: Kathryn Costa
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart
  • House Volunteer Opening: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

THANK YOU!

SUNDAY 6/26

  • Guest Chef: Greer First Baptist
  • Opening for Cookies from the Heart
  • House Volunteer Opening: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

THANK YOU!

Reminder to email or call Kristi ([email protected] / 864-235-0506) if you can help to fill in any of these holes. We look forward to having you at the House soon! Thank you so very much for all that you do!!!

All the best,

Samantha
Samantha Bauer
Communications and Events Manager
Direct: (864) 272-019

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Meet William Extein

Positive Acts of Kindness at RMH

One positive action trumps a thousand good intentions.  This is the motto one local Lowes employee lives by each and every day.

Upon meeting the Director of Operations for the Ronald McDonald House Kristi Hall Ayala, William Extein immediately started his positive actions.  Kristi had come to Lowes looking for a bathroom sink stopper.  With many families coming in and out of the House daily, there is lots of wear and tear on the House’s 12 bedrooms, each with private bathroom.  Wanting to ensure the families were as comfortable as possible during their stay at the House, but without the budget to hire an expert, Kristi planned to install it herself.

William generously offered his services to help Kristi and the Ronald McDonald House by installing the sink stopper.  But, he didn’t stop there.  William has since fixed rain gutters, installed new brackets to the rain gutters, painted ceilings, fixed toilets and lent a hand anywhere he could.

These charitable acts are not uncommon for William who is a former Boy Scout and US Airforce veteran.  He is also on the board of a local charity Defenders of Children.

William’s inspiration is his father who worked for charities for over 20 years after his own retirement.  William knows a small act of kindness can go a long way, especially for families in need like those who stay at the Ronald McDonald House.

William’s positive actions have trumped quite a few more than a thousand good intentions.  His positive acts of kindness have helped many families feel comfortable at their “home away from home” at the Ronald McDonald House.

William Extein

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