New Eastside real estate brokerage Urban Real Estate has continued to grow and expand its areas of giving through its “Urban Living - Urban Giving” initiative. Recently, the Urban team proudly spent the day cooking lunch for families staying at the Streeterville Ronald McDonald House (RMH).
“There is no greater gift than being able to bring even the smallest sense of joy to families away from their homes, their lives, and dealing with the heartbreak of a sick child,” says Matt Farrell, managing partner, Urban Real Estate. “We all felt privileged to spend time with these incredible families, along with the staff and volunteers, who run an awe-inspiring operation.”
Organizations or groups can request to sign-up for an RMH near them, along with the meal they wish to prepare, hosting around 60 people for lunch, and more for dinner, depending on weather and the schedules of patient’s families. The Urban team had the opportunity to take a tour of the facilities, bringing awareness of all that RMH has to offer to the many coming from across the map.
Michael Emery, senior partner, believes every local group should make the commitment and get involved. “Our team wanted to do something meaningful and impactful. As brokers who help people find homes, we also have a duty to make a difference in the communities we serve. The RMH in our own backyard is deserving of every resource that can be sent its way.”
“The Urban Living – Urban Giving initiative is a reminder that one of our core values is giving back where we live, work, and play. As a partner in our community, we have every intent to continue to make a difference in any way we can, and hope we inspire others to do the same. The New Eastside and surrounding downtown neighborhoods have been pinnacle to our success,” adds Farrell. “And we try every day to show our gratitude by paying it forward to our neighbors and friends who need us the most.”
To learn more about getting involved with the incredible people at Lurie's Ronald McDonald House, and you, too, can help make a small difference to families right in the heart of our city.