Sharing the Love with Ronald McDonald House Manitoba

Every month, MC College Winnipeg students take a break from the hustle and bustle of school and the salon/spa to give some TLC (tender lovin’ care) at the Ronald McDonald House. In a partnership with Robertson College, students are invited into the home to set up a pop-up salon/spa for the House Residents and staff.

From nails decorated with hearts, minions and mini Olaf’s the Esthetics students did express manicures and pedicures:

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While the Hairstyling students made sure the House Guests’ hair game was strong:

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And Robertson College students did massages:

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The first time I volunteered here, I did a mani on Baby Joy. I instantly fell in love with her! The way she looked up at me made me want to keep volunteering” says MC College Esthetics student, Shiniah Simard.

Now in her last 4 months of the Esthetics program, Shiniah says that “before [she] started school, [she] she was really shy and volunteering at the House helped [her] get out of [her] bubble”. “Everyone at the House is super nice and interesting” she continues.

We asked her: why is it important to you to volunteer?
Shiniah:You get to meet a lot of interesting people and it feels good to help others

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The Ronald McDonald House Manitoba is a home away from home for out-of-town families who are in Winnipeg while their children are receiving care for any illness. The House is a warm, welcoming space where families can connect with each other in a supportive environment. For more information, visit: http://www.rmhmanitoba.org/