Nearly 300 wpg corporate colleagues and general managers worked together to give back to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Central Ohio during Connection Week 2023, an internal conference held April 17-19 in Columbus for colleagues to meet, learn and grow.
wpg colleagues assembled 300 snack kits and 300 hygiene kits for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus. wpg provided all the materials to assemble the kits, including everything from shampoo and toothpaste to snacks to fuel the long days ahead for families in the midst of extremely stressful circumstances. For guests of the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, receiving these kits can make them feel welcomed, more comfortable and fill gaps in supplies they might have forgotten to bring or just save them money. Easing stress and providing comfort allows guests to focus on the recovery and healing of their loved one.
Kate Becker, chief program officer at the RMHC of Central Ohio, attended wpg’s giveback event to share how the organization directly serves families from all over the world and how the kits packed by wpg colleagues would help those families. The Ronald McDonald House creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. That includes keeping families close to children who are sick and in the hospital. In 2022, nearly 4,000 families from 42 states stayed at the Columbus house near Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
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