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MercyCare’s Early Learning management team volunteer at Ronald McDonald house

by Freya Lucas

September 14, 2023

Volunteers from early childhood education and care provider MercyCare have spent some time at Ronald McDonald house in Nedlands helping to create a magical evening for children.


The volunteers made the evening even more special by cooking and serving dinner for the children and their families while dressed as superheroes and princesses, and by providing themed craft activities for children and families to enjoy. 


Children were able to create their own hero or princess props and join in on the fun with a dress up corner.


The team volunteered as a part of the Home for Dinner program to cook and serve dinner to children and their families. Home for Dinner provides 50,000 home cooked meals for West Australian families staying at the Ronald McDonald house each year.


“This experience was extremely humbling and heartwarming” explained Courtney Barnard, Mission and Strategy Project Lead, Early Learning Service at MercyCare.


By volunteering their time to the Ronald McDonald house, the early learning team were able to provide a warm meal to fill the children’s stomachs and the opportunity to just play (and imagine themselves as a hero or princess).


Learn more about MercyCare Early Learning Centres here

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