Kids Helping Kids

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Members of our Teen Ambassador Program cooked brunch for the families of RMH on Mother’s Day. They also treated the mothers to massages, gift bags and a relaxing morning with their families. .

Every year, hundreds of kids volunteer their time at the Albany Ronald McDonald House through their schools and youth groups. From Daisies and Cub Scouts to High School Seniors and National Honor Society Members, there is a way for everyone to help. Our youngest volunteers take tours of the Ronald McDonald House and drop off donations that they collected with their groups to help the families of RMHC. Our older kids may spend an afternoon cleaning, sorting pull tabs, baking cookies or organizing the Toy Shoppe. Volunteering at the House gives these kids the opportunity to see first hand the impact that their time and donations have on the families staying at RMH.Picture4
Another opportunity for high school aged kids to get involved is our Teen Ambassador Program. Designed for exceptional sophomores, juniors and seniors, this leadership program allows the participants to learn about the many aspects of RMHC and get involved first hand in helping our families. These teens are also Ambassadors between RMHC and their respective High Schools. The Teen Ambassadors regularly volunteer at the House, put on numerous fundraisers throughout the school year and oversee our Kids Helping Kids days.
Kids Helping Kids days take place once every month throughout the school year. On these days, schools, youth groups and individual families come to the Ronald McDonald House to volunteer and take a tour in order to learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region.

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These young ladies, pictured to the left, made super hero capes for the kids staying at RMH. They took time out from their tour of the House for a photo op on our Ronald McDonald Bench. This helps prove that there is always time for fun at Ronald McDonald House! .

If you, or your school/organization is interested in volunteering, becoming a Teen Ambassador or participating in a Kids Helping Kids day, please contact Group Volunteer Coordinator Courtney LaBelle at (518) 438-2655 or clabelle@rmhcofalbany.