Loyce Logan

Daily Point of Light # 3196 May 5, 2006

Grandma Loyce Logan has been a volunteer through the County of Sacramento’s Foster Grandparent Program since 1998. For the past 8 years she has been on the Cookie Brigade baking cookies and all sorts of sweets for the thousands of families of children receiving treatment at the Ronald McDonald House in Sacramento, CA.

After the house was built in 1998 Grandma Loyce and another founding volunteer began the Cookie Brigade to develop a means to engage the children and families that come though the House. Many of the families travel to Sacramento from other parts of the country and need a great deal of support navigating their way around this strange new world of hospitals and treatment centers and a new town while being under a much distress from their child’s illness. Loyce helps bring together people from diverse backgrounds and share common experiences. She is able to help ease the stress of hospitalization and provide a shoulder to cry on when needed. The impact she has is always a personal one. Loyce helps families through very tough times. The welcome aroma of cookies helps bring the families together to share and relax after a long day of treatments for their little ones. The siblings of the children receive attention that is badly needed at a time when they are feeling left out. It is such a win-win situation for everyone involved. Loyce is very attentive to all the needs of the families and it always is a pleasure for her to serve the needs of the children and their families.

Grandma Loyce has always loved children, while raising her family she worked in preschools and at the daycare at her church. She was also a Foster Parent for youth whom she brought into her home to nurture and love after her own children left the nest.

Grandma Loyce has registered over 8,000 hours of service for the Foster Grandparent Program and Ronald McDonald House in her 8 years. She has also baked hundreds of thousands of cookies and sweets for the kids and families that Ronald McDonald serves. Grandma Loyce received the Presidents Lifetime Achievement Award for volunteering over 4,000 hours in a lifetime. Even though she registered many hours and received an award, Grandma’s commitment hasn’t waned one bit and she still can be found at the end of a spatula at Ronald McDonald House.