The Ronald MacDonald Foundation is a charitable organization that provides accommodation near children’s hospitals in several North American cities for parents, siblings, and relatives of children receiving treatment in the children hospitals. On the first Saturday of every month, eight to ten SSIO volunteers from the Sathya Sai Centre of Calgary cook and serve dinner to about 50 guests at the nearby Ronald MacDonald House. The guests are usually family and relatives of children who are admitted to the Alberta Children Hospital for treatment. Several volunteers have the opportunity to interact with and support the parents of children undergoing cancer treatment by lending a sympathetic ear and exchanging a few comforting words. The Ronald MacDonald house has been deeply appreciative of the on-going service by the SSIO volunteers.