For the second year in a row, Harry Norman, REALTORS® chose Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) as the local charity to benefit from its annual Cares Initiative. Agents and employees came together at their respective offices to package up 1,680 Care Kits for children and families staying at local Ronald McDonald houses.
The number of Care Kits donated surged 42% from the 1,185 produced last year, thanks to generous donations from Harry Norman agents, employees and the public, who dropped off selected items at the brokerage’s Atlanta offices from Oct. 2 to Oct. 23.
The donated goods were used to create different themed Care Kits, including “Personal Care Kits,” “Laundry Essentials Kits,” “Grab-and-Go Snack Kits” and “Entertainment Kits.” These provide travel-sized shampoos and soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, arts-and-crafts items, stuffed animals, non-perishable food items, like sweet and salty snacks, and more.
“We are thankful for the support of Harry Norman during its Harry Norman Cares Initiative,” said Tracey Atwater, Atlanta RMHC President & CEO. “They created festive Halloween goodie bags and stocked the Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses with much-needed hygiene, laundry and snack kits to support the families staying there. Harry Norman’s generosity truly makes a difference for the families at the Atlanta Houses.”
Harry Norman agents and employees also participated in several volunteer activities, including making snacks on site and a crafting class for families and patients to create their own miniature haunted houses.