Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Giving Back: American Receivable Serves Dinner at Dallas’ Ronald McDonald House

It is a simple thing to do: take a few hours to do something for someone in need. That’s what the American Receivable team did recently for the families at Ronald McDonald House.

And all it took was some hot food, a few hours and smiles.

“We had a great time and feel we did some real good,” Anne Capps said. Anne is Vice President of American Receivable, a North Texas financial service company. “There is nothing like helping others.”

Anne came up with the idea of serving dinner at Dallas’ Ronald McDonald House after a similar experience with the Addison Rotary Club. As a member of that group, Anne arranged for food, coordinated with RMDH and made sure everybody showed up. Oh, and she also dished up the main entrée.

Ronald McDonald House is a nationwide charity that provides housing, food and other support for families with a child ill and in need of extensive medical treatment. Meals, sleeping quarters and other support are provided for little or no cost in the facilities built by charitable donations and supported by an army of volunteers.

“Giving back is really important to our company, Jack Stieber said. “We have enjoyed some success, so we do something for several organizations each quarter to share in that success, he said. Jack is president of American Receivable and a long-time supporter of charitable causes and organizations in Texas.

On this particular night, Jack and Anne not only brought their coworkers, they brought several generations of family and friends to help out. Jack’s mother and daughter and several friends were doling out the chicken spaghetti, salad and cookies to the 15 families who enjoyed the catered dinner. In the background, a team of Dallas Junior Leaguers prepared the next morning’s breakfast.

“Ronald McDonald House is a favorite of mine and I thought it fit well as a ‘mission’ for our team,” Anne related. “When you see those faces, it really makes you feel great.”

For more information about Ronald McDonald House and American Receivable, please visit their respective websites or call American Receivable at 800-297-6652.

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