On February 2, nine brothers from Lambda visited the Ronald McDonald House Charities at Pittsburgh prepared with cookies, sprinkles and frosting (all Valentine's Day themed) to spend time with the children staying there and to make their day a little brighter.
Brothers pose during their cookie decorating event. From top left: Ryan Cho, Madison McLaughlin, Christopher Miele, Lauren Schickling, Alexandra Werbitsky and Matthew Smith. From bottom left: Amanda McKenna and Cassandra Smith.
According to VPCS Amanda McKenna, "My favorite part was seeing how excited the children were as their culinary creations came alive right before their eyes! You could really see how much they enjoyed interacting with younger people and having a change of scenery!"
Brother Cassandra Smith helps while the children frost their decorations.
The event came to life after the chapter volunteered to cook dinner at the Ronald McDonald House last semester and really enjoyed themselves. "I figured with Valentine's Day right around the corner, it would be fun for the kids to decorate cookies and be creative," said McKenna.
Matthew Smith, also a Pittsburgh brother, helps a young boy frost his cookies.
"Spending time at the Ronald McDonald House is a great way to meet and positively impact the awesome kids in our community."