A group if fourteen Saturday Club members participated as guest chefs at the Chestnut Street, Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House on January 20, 2018. Members prepared an extensive buffet of fresh and hearty foods to house guests. The menu included a variety of quiche, French toast casserole, oatmeal, and fruit. The group also brought crayons and activity books to donate to the children, siblings and families who reside at the RMH during their stay.
The Ronald McDonald Organization offers a home-like environment to families whose children are receiving recurring care at local hospitals. The Philadelphia location is undergoing a huge expansion and redevelopment that will more than double their current capacity and enable the facility to improve their offerings. The Saturday Club members toured the facility during their visit and were touched by the sense of community and camaraderie throughout the building.
The Chestnut Street House was the first Ronald McDonald House and was opened in 1974 when three year old Kim Hill, the daughter of Philadelphia Eagles football player, Fred Hill, and his wife, Fran, was being treated for leukemia at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. This was a very humbling experience for the group, and the timing could not have been more perfect as the Eagles won the 2017 Eastern conference championship the next day.
To learn more about the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and how you can get involved visit their website.