A lot of people talk about how culture is built with coworkers over happy hours and ping pong tournaments, but that really isn’t true. Culture is built in the everyday – when coworkers support each other, and also when they give back together.
Our team had the opportunity to volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House here in Cincinnati last week, preparing a meal for the families staying at the house.
The Ronald McDonald House gives families with children attending Cincinnati Children’s Hospital a place to stay – free of charge. No family is ever turned away because they can’t afford to stay. It really gives these families an incredible peace of mind because they don’t have to worry about finding somewhere to stay or knowing where their next meal is coming from.
Our team got a tour of the house and then got to work preparing dinner.
The menu is planned out ahead of time, and a sous chef helps you through the process of pulling everything together. We were shown how to prepare different foods that we may not have cooked or cut ourselves before. We then served the families, enjoyed the food ourselves, and cleaned up the kitchen afterwards.
It was such a great experience to interact with the families and see the direct impact that you were able to have. Being able to prepare the meal alongside your work team while getting to know them on a deeper level just added to the experience.
What are you doing this holiday season to give back?
By Allison Walke, Talent Acquisition & Onboarding