As we celebrate 100 years of service in 2016, A.H. Harris made it a mission to give back to charities close to their hearts. On November 18, 2016 the A.H. Harris and Kenseal Charlotte, NC branches came together to donate their time to volunteer to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte Meal Team. The RMH strives to help families who are going through rough times and provide them with a more comfortable 'home-away-from-home'.The Ronald McDonald mission is: "To provide a safe, affordable and caring 'home-away-from-home' for the families of children receiving treatment in Charlotte-area medical facilities. Families are stronger when they are together, and this is never more important than when a child is sick or injured. During this uncertain time, the presence of a familiar face eases the strain of medical uncertainty and is proven to aid the healing process."
The Charlotte Harris team chose the Ronald McDonald Hose as their charity of choice for our Harris Cares initiative.
As part of their volunteering duties, the team was responsible for preparing meatloaf, mashed potatoes, chopped salad bar, and chocolate cream pie. Members of Harris and Kenseal split up and each took on an assignment and had a blast working together for a great cause. Our team was pleased to purchase all the ingredients to prepare the meals. In addition to cooking, associates donated assorted gifts for dads and teens given for their Ronald McDonald Holiday Shop. The gifts included; candy, stocking stuffers, scarfs, gloves, hats, cell phones accessories, homemade soaps, shaving kits, and perfume/lotion sets. According to Harris FSD Technician AnneMarie Williams, "It was wonderful to give back to such a great cause and we were happy to include Kenseal to share this day with us."
Successfully, our team collected over $350.00 in Monetary and Ingredient donations from local grocery stores.
Excellent job to the A.H. Harris and Kenseal Charlotte, NC team for going above and beyond for their community. We can all do a little something to give back, check out these helpful tips on how you can give back this holiday season! Harris Cares!