Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio & POINT Join for Flagship Event

On Friday, October 23rd, POINT HQ was elated to find itself at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House for an evening of service! For the flagship event of our partnership, we led a fun Bingo Night for any and all interested residents; allow me first to say thank you for RMHC for hosting our team and giving us this opportunity in the first place! 

All images courtesy of Alex Tan

It is volunteer opportunities like this that keep us reminded of some of the most important values we ought to have: love, service of others, community and team work - and the Columbus Ronald McDonald House has no shortage of these things. 

Something to appreciate about service in any capacity is that it is best done with the tools you're given to the best of your ability. Creativity and passion thrive in this, which made it fun to see the individual strengths and likes of each person on the POINT team come out as they came alongside the efforts of RMHC.

All images courtesy of Alex Tan

Whether it was making signs, doing behind-the-scenes work of setup, offering to help in completely separate areas of the house, calling Bingo or recruiting others to play, the feeling at the end was that the Columbus Ronald McDonald House had given us even more in return as we learned more about ourselves, our community, and the personal enrichment that comes with giving out to others.

Not to mention meeting new, extraordinary people: 

=> Meet Ashton Zari

POINT met Ashton, his mom, younger sister and grandmother within minutes of arriving to the house; his enthusiasm, playful spirit and wicked Bingo skills won us over immediately. Rightfully so. In the link above you'll find out more about Ashton's Birthday wish; please take a moment to be inspired by his love for the Columbus Ronald McDonald House and his dream to give back.

All images courtesy of Alex Tan

Whether it be your time, money or other resources, this is what waits for you in volunteerism. POINT app aims to make your connections to volunteer opportunities in your community more easily accessible, intentional, transparent and enriching.

Imagine a hub of opportunity to find out what it feels like to go out, serve others, meet new, like-minded people and live life beyond the four corners of our phones. Extending your hand starts at your fingertips, and POINT is the place. 

Coming 2016.

 

 

To the gift of giving, 

Adrienne Bingham 

Blog Coordinator

 

Please check out our blog announcement of POINT's first partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio to find out more about their amazing organization and cause.