PADC recently held our 3rd Annual PADC Picnic at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Before we started cooking, the Community Relations Manager, who has been with the House for over 20 years, gave us a tour of the renovated House and told us about all of the amazing work the House does such as helping needy families with discounted hotel stays when they do not have vacancy, helping the children attend special events to keep up their spirits, and providing entertainment for siblings staying at the Ronald McDonald House. We cooked a picnic style dinner with burgers, hot dogs, chicken, beans, and dessert with the help of our Chef! The families really enjoyed the dinner and we were thanked with huge smiles on the way out.
Thank you to our volunteers, Jen Coatsworth, Lauren Steins, Rebecca Grausam, Harriet Anderson, Allie Skarka, Andre Webb, Wes Payne, Fara Cohen, Jim Tolerico, Julia Nolan, Cathy Kane, In- Sook Kim, Sarah Adams, Laura Hutchinson, Ron DiLeo, and Adam Goodman for taking time out of their day to help with such a great cause.
We would also like to thank our generous donors who made this event possible, including Weber Gallagher, MCS, Ron DiLeo, Deasey Mahoney, Wade Clark Mulcahy, Fred Lachat, Harrington and Associates, Dan Ferhat, Hillary Ladov, Jack McNamara, and Advanced Depositions, helping us raise $1,425 to donate to the RMH on behalf of PADC! There are some evenings when they do not have Guest Chef groups, and the additional money will be used towards future meals for the families residing at the RMH. They were very appreciative of our donation!
Thank you everyone for your time and generosity!