Rita Ronning was named the 2016 Volunteer of the Year because she was, and continues to be, an incredible volunteer with a passion for our mission to help children. Rita has assembled thousands of gift bags, picked up products, delivered birthday gift bags to food shelves, spruced up teddy bears with colorful ribbons, organized the warehouse, sorted many thousands of books, taken projects homes to work on them and rounded up people to help, including her husband, Rick (Thanks a million, Rick!), her friend, Mary, and even friends from out-of-town who are visiting.
We thank Rita for the countless ways she has helped our program. I am forever grateful to her for all of the hours, dedication and passion she has brought to our charity. Rita is an amazing cheerful giver! Thank you for making happiness happen for kids :)