BIT Employees Prepare Dinner for 60 at Ronald McDonald House

March 16, 2016 -- Six employees from the School of Business & Information Technology (BIT) did their “bit” last week by preparing a dinner for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
March 16, 2016

They fixed veggie chili for more than 60 people.

According to Stephanie Griego, a BIT academic technical assistant who organized the event, BIT Dean Donna Diller had done some volunteer work with Ronald McDonald House in 2013 and proposed the idea.

“The School of Business & Information Technology takes pride in achieving the goals of CNM’s Strategic Direction,” Griego said. “It is a heartwarming experience knowing that we can come together as a team and help support our community.”

BIT volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House last week included faculty member Hye Clark and her two sons, Griego and faculty members Carol DeWitt and Roshelle Overton. Food donations were made by faculty member Anna Wormald and academic technical assistants Elaine Sanchez and Maggie Elebario.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico is a nonprofit organization that provides a temporary home in Albuquerque for families from outside the area with ill children who are being treated in Albuquerque. It runs a 30-bedroom lodging facility located near many of Albuquerque’s hospitals and medical treatment facilities. Rooms are provided to families with ill children at low or no cost and the house provides the families with complimentary laundry and meals each day for up to five family members. The families staying at the house are welcome to stay anywhere from one night to several months.