Volunteer Spotlight: Kathryn and Beth

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Dollars for Doers

For nearly eight years, Kathryn Quigley and Beth Juergens have been making the Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Louis Children’s Hospital feel like “home.”

Each month, Kathryn and Beth cover the same shift in the Family Room, where together they help provide comfort and care for countless families of seriously ill children. Whether it’s baking cookies, bringing fresh fruit or helping a family with their laundry, Kathryn and Beth are always willing to go the extra mile to make it easier for families to focus on what is most important – helping their child heal.

“These families are in need of something that looks like home,” says Beth. “If we can make a difference in one family’s experience, it’s worth it,” she says.

Kathryn and Beth are also supporting the RMHC mission by participating in the Dollars for Doers program, a program in which volunteers’ employers offer grants to organizations where volunteer service is completed.

Kathryn is an Account Administrator at J.W. Terrill, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company. In an effort to better connect its employees with the community J.W. Terrill provides organizations with grants for volunteer hours completed by its employees. Each year the company presents RMHC St. Louis with a grant for the volunteer hours completed by Kathryn.

Like Kathryn, Beth is also encouraged by her company, HealthLink, Inc., a subsidiary of Anthem, Inc., to support RMHC St. Louis. As a signature charity of the company’s Dollars for Doers program, RMHC St. Louis receives a grant that is double the amount received by standard 501(c)3 charities for volunteer hours completed by its employees.

In addition to providing grants for volunteer hours, both J.W. Terrill and Anthem, Inc. sponsor RMHC St. Louis’ special events throughout the year, further demonstrating their commitment to the causes close to their employees’ hearts.

“It means a lot to me that my company supports me and the cause that I am interested in,” says Kathryn.

“It’s great knowing we are adding that extra layer of support when we volunteer,” says Beth.

We couldn’t be more grateful for the dedication of Kathryn and Beth, as well as J.W. Terrill and HealthLink, Inc., to the RMHC mission. Thank you for making the Ronald McDonald Family Room a true home-away-from-home.

To learn if your company participates in a volunteer matching program, visit https://rmhcstl.com/matchinggifts.

 

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