The Ronald McDonald House of Durham gives hope and community support to families from all over the world while their children are being treated at Duke Hospitals. Because it can be such a stressful time for these families, we wanted to give them something to smile about.
More than a dozen Bronto volunteers met up at the Ronald McDonald House to bake six batches of cookies and brownies for the families who currently call the house their home.
As someone who doesn’t bake at all, I stuck with the box of brownies that came with clear instructions and had only three ingredients. My partner, JoAnn Applegate, and I worked well together and made a gooey batch of brownies that were coveted across the kitchen.
The seasoned bakers whipped up batches of chocolate chip cookies from scratch and had a dusting of flour on their clothes, as well as three dozen delicious cookies, to show for their hard work.
Once the baked goods were out of the oven and had cooled off, we separated and bagged them to easily give out to the children and families at the house.
Baking really brings people together. I got to know so many people from different departments at Bronto, each one with a different company story or connection to Ronald McDonald House. Being able to help the organization and bring a little bit of joy and sweets to the families was amazing.