Koch Ford Lincoln gets involved in the community! Enjoy these two accounts and some photos of the Local4Local4Local event that we took part in last night at the Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta.
"It was so fun to pop into Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta tonight while founding Local4Local4Local businesses Gryphon Publishing Inc., Koch Ford Lincoln, and Ignite Strategic Solutions prepared a "Pyjama Party Breakfast for Dinner" for the families and community of the house! When I arrived, the kitchen smelled divine, the kids were colouring and crafting, and there was a feeling of contentment that was palpable. It was great to watch all of the team members together in the kitchen ~ some who began the evening as strangers ~ laughing together as they created a locally sourced dinner of french toast casserole, bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs, home potato fries, and fruit. Wendy Mueller and Kerri Leland were sporting some super cute jammies, and Ignite Strategic Solutions' Zita Dube-Lockhart not only sported some cute fuzzy pj's, but she was also wearing her little guy, Samuel, on her back as she cooked! He was in 7th heaven, sitting comfortably in the hub of the activity on his Mama's back! Our thoughts are with some of the families of the house tonight: 3 month old baby A's family who is hoping to hear good news on April 25th, and the grandparents of a little 7 year old girl who came through brain surgery this afternoon and has a long road of recovery ahead. THIS is why Local4Local4Local exists; these are the lives and loads that we make just a touch lighter, one dinner at a time."
Founder - Local4Local4Local
"It was heart warming to see all the kids and how “at home” they look at the Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta. The house is amazing! The efforts of the staff and helpers is endless and there is so much thought and love put into the place its amazing. We were shown the Magic Room, the Quilt Room and a suite as well. These were all incredible! The stories we were told were of course heart wrenching, but to hear of the ways that the house assisted the patients and their families was tremendous! I was excited to hear about some of the ‘not so public’ donation ideas around the house. Like for instance the Magic room where all the brand new toys by just dropping the toys off at the house. Also, there is a “help yourself room” that holds canned and dry goods donated and is kept stocked to assist the families that don’t have a lot of time and/or money to go out and purchase their own items. This room is stocked by donations. Cobb's bread is a donater of bread and buns and baked goods for the house too! It’s a beautiful thing to see the warmth and compassion these people have towards all of these families and their needs. It was truly an amazing experience."
Internet Administrator - Koch Ford Lincoln