Key Club Members Provide Dinner for Ronald McDonald House Guests

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Members of the Carle Place Key Club cooked up baked ziti, salad and desserts for 80 guests at the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park on May 20.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities offer families a place to sleep, eat and relax while their children receive medical treatment at a local hospital. The students reflected on the dinner as an experience they will never forget.

“Visiting and cooking at the Ronald McDonald House is definitely an inspiring experience,” said Key Club Treasurer Timothy Leung. “Knowing that cooking one single meal can bring such happiness is pretty amazing.”

Key Club President Rachael Martines expressed similar sentiments. “The Ronald McDonald House is a beautiful facility that provides such an important service to families facing difficult times,” she said. “Visiting the house and cooking a meal there made me feel like I was part of something so much greater than myself. It was very special and I am thankful for having the opportunity to make a difference.”

Key Club Vice President Maria Hyland also found cooking dinner for the RMHC guests to be a “truly great experience,” remarking, “There is nothing better than going home at the end of the day knowing you did a good deed.”