"Let the life that I live speak for me."
That's the mission of the non-profit group Billie's Story. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC was lucky enough to be part of that story. Holly Morris, FOX 5 Reporter, highlighted this volunteer group's efforts to benefit RMHC DC in the FOX 5 Pay It Forward feature.
Billie's granddaughter, Nadia explains how they chose the name for their non-profit, "Her nickname was Billie and giving back was her life story and we wanted to make sure everyone knew her life story.”
They shared Billie's story and helped families of the DC House by assembling gift bags with crayons, coloring books, snacks, and notepads. On a beautiful spring Saturday, they brought the gift bags to the House, then spent the day working outside and cooking a meal. Volunteer Coordinator, Dean Caivano, said, "They came in with enthusiasm and excitement. They tackled the tasks. They did a great job -- fantastic. They went above and beyond.”
“We want to do good by everybody else,” said Tyreese Bailey. “We want to serve our community and our family, and we want to make sure we meet the needs of people because that's what Billie did.”