Catering to the Kids: Catalyst Cares takes on RMDH

Fort Lauderdale, FL – February 12, 2015

As part of their Catalyst Cares initiative, Catalyst Solutions volunteered their time, purchased ingredients and cooked for the families of Ronald McDonald House (RMDH). As their first joint Catalyst Cares project, both the Denver and Florida Catalyst teams went to their local RMDH to cook up Mexican meals of tacos and fajitas.

RMDH’s “Adopt a Meal” program allows companies like Catalyst to whip up a delicious and healthy meal for the children and families staying at the house. Ronald McDonald Houses are situated close to hospitals so that families have a “home away from home” for several weeks or months while their child undergoing treatment at the hospital.

The Adopt a Meal Program provides a home cooked meal for the children and family members who are taking care of their sick children, and don’t have the time, resources or energy to prepare a meal themselves. Catalyst's Operations Manager, Tara Watley said that, “Preparing a home cooked meal for the families takes the burden off them and also helps families feel more at home during this difficult time in their lives. It was a wonderful experience meeting the families and sharing their stories. We look forward to many more experiences at the Ronald McDonald house and serving those in need.”

This is the second time Catalyst Solutions has given back through the Ronald McDonald House, but the first time that Catalyst employees cooked for the children of two separate houses in the same week.

Catalyst Cares is Catalyst’s social responsibility program which is committed to supporting charitable causes in the community. This program encourages employee participation by offering three days of paid time off for volunteering endeavors annually.

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