The Ronald McDonald’s House of Charities in Sacramento holds an “Outdoor Work Party” on the second Saturday of each month where volunteers help in weeding, trimming and sweeping at the RMHC grounds. Rose Ramos, BCG’s AAP/EEO Quality Control Specialist, joined last month’s ground’s clean up together with other regular volunteers in the RMHC. Rose makes it a point to go every other month and join the fun while helping a great charity.
This week, Lori Lee, BCG’s Director of Marketing, volunteered at the Placer County Office of Education (PCOE) Resource Fair to help families in need get ready for the return to school. I was able to donate a few new backpacks and assist with sorting and stacking clothes, clean-up, and customer service (helping families shop and assisting where needed).
The Resource Fair makes it possible for students to get free backpacks, school supplies, clothing haircuts, children’s books, and any necessary vaccinations, among other things. Placer County Food Bank handed out some food, Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology students gave haircuts, breakfast and lunch were catered by local restaurants. To top it off, each family was given raffle tickets when they checked in and PCOE raffled off various gift cards to local establishments such as Target, gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. It was a pretty impressive event.
On June 3, 2018 John Piatt, a 16-year Biddle employee, joined over 1,000 cyclist to raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by completing a 100 mile cycling event around Lake Tahoe. This event raised over $4.7 million for education and research towards finding a cure for blood born cancers. This was John’s third year raising money for LLS and this year he made the recap video. Check him out in the video at about 50 seconds in!
To learn more about the 2018 America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride visit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society website.