Volunteering Gives Me a Spark of Hope

By Karen Kruse, Volunteer

Karen Kruse, middle, at the 30th Annual Joe Mortellaro Golf Classic

Karen Kruse, middle, at the 30th Annual Joe Mortellaro Golf Classic

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio has grown under my skin since I began volunteering in January 2015. At first it was the feeling of accomplishment to clean rooms, doing tons of laundry and occasionally helping out in the dining room. Then I got to know other volunteers, staff and families at the House. They all are the heart and soul of this special place and it shines through them in every act and word they speak. It is such a joy to see a spark of hope in the eyes of parents when they share their cares and worries. Seeing a smile on the face of a little one keeps me going throughout the day. Each week I look forward to a variety of tasks to complete and find that the time passes so quickly. Finding motivation to come to the House each week is never a problem.

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