RMH dinner 2:
Let's get together and cook dinner for sick kids and their families at the Streeterville Ronald McDonald House (211 East Grand, Chicago, IL) on Thursday, 4/11/13 starting around 5:00pm and finishing around 9:00pm.
This is proposed RMH dinner number 2. The other one is proposal number 1. We can do both -- they're about a month apart. Or come to the one that works for you.
So this is still a proposed event because I need some confirmation that other volunteers will come to this specific event before I send a note to the volunteer coordinator at RMH -- Streeterville that we will be coming.
Streeterville RMH asks that we have no more than 20 people, and I'd ask that we have no fewer than 8. As soon as 8 people are definitely coming, than I'll convert this to a confirmed event.
At Streeterville, they ask us to cook for 70 people plus the group of us that comes, and to have dinner ready around 6:30. They are also interested in groups setting up an activity program for families, with suggestions like arts and crafts / baking / story time, yoga, games, or whatever we come up with. This is not mandatory. There are other suggestions of activities to do here
For those that haven't done this before -- they have kitchens in the houses that are well stocked with standard kitchen ware and utensils and tools. We will bring the food along for cooking. Streeterville has a lot of standard spices, so only worry about them if your dish has something uncommon in it. They're happy with us cooking whatever menu that we'd like, but to remember that we're cooking for a variety of people with a variety of tastes, so multiple dishes work better than one giant pot of stew so that everyone will be able to eat. So, what do you want to make (yourself, or as a suggestion for the group menu). Please do make suggestions, otherwise I'll accidently come up with something that's a lot of work for everyone like pierogi from scratch.
They have fridges that we can store food in ahead of time since this will probably be an immediately after work sort of event for us. After we get our menu planned and volunteers picked, I can help coordinate getting food there directly instead of trying to figure out how to keep eggs cold at your cubicles.