In This Issue:
UPCOMING EVENTS

April
Volunteer Information Session for Adults
April 21, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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May
Volunteer Information Session for Teens
May 5, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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Volunteer Information Session for Adults
May 19, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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Our gratitude goes out to everyone--donors, volunteers, and staff, who helped make House Party! a fun and exciting evening for all. Your generous gifts of time, talent, and treasure truly give families and children facing medical crises comfort, care, and hope.

Dear friend of the House,
Spring signals renewal, change, and growth and this year there is more than fresh flowers growing out of the ground here at the House. With the underground parking and foundation now complete, a massive crane is assisting crews with framing on the first floor of our 52,000-square-foot, three-story expansion. It is hard to miss as you drive by and even more exciting to tour what will soon become the most vibrant and multi-functional space in the building. You can watch the construction unfold in real time on our 24-hour construction

 

This spring, we gathered with many of our friends to celebrate our construction progress at House Party! With a fun, frat-house theme, House Party! was the spring event to remember. We are grateful to our generous event sponsors and many donors who bid on the exclusive auction items which included many once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as a deluxe Super Bowl package, a trip to run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, and entry to a set filming of the hit show The Good Wife

 

The evening was highlighted by a special appearance by Fred and Fran Hill, whose daughter Kim inspired the first Ronald McDonald House 40 years ago in Philadelphia. Fred shared the touching story of how Kim's leukemia diagnosis ignited a passion to build a House where hope would have a home. You can read the entire story, published in Gentry Magazine.

 

As the year unfolds, we look forward to hosting some of our most popular events, especially our largest fundraiser of the year, the 31st Golf Invitational, which has some exciting new elements in store for everyone.

 

As we expand our facilities, programs, and outreach, I recognize that we wouldn't be where we are today if not for the ongoing support of our tried and true friends and supporters. Together, we can continue to provide comfort and care so families can focus on healing together.

 

With gratitude,

Annette Eros

CEO


Geoffrey De Sousa, Winner, Saks Fifth Avenue
  "Man of Style"
Our heartfelt thanks go out to Geoffrey De Sousa, winner of the prestigious Man of Style award and a $5,000 donation to the House. Geoffrey, who is co-chair on our House expansion design committee, generously matched the award donation with his own $5,000 gift to help children and families at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.

Thank you and congratulations, Geoffrey! You're a class act!
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COMPLETE LINEN SERVICE

A house is not a home without a warm and comfortable bed to sleep in. For more than 10 years, Complete Linen Service has helped countless families staying at the House get a good night's sleep by graciously providing free linen service.

 

Every Monday, a truck arrives and delivers fresh, clean sheets for every bed in the House. In addition to bed linens, Complete Linen Service also provides towels for our House families. 

 

Complete Linen Service's act of generosity not only brings comfort to the families staying at the House but considerable cost savings as well--expenses that would otherwise need to be offset with additional fundraising efforts. 

 

We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Complete Linen Service as we expand the House to meet the needs of even more families. 

 

Thank you Complete Linen Service for all that you do to help make Ronald McDonald House at Stanford a home for the families we serve. We simply couldn't do what we do without you. 


AT RONALD McDONALD HOUSE at STANFORD

There are many ways, large and small, to get involved with Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. We welcome you to join our House community of support by contributing in whatever way you can. Here are some current opportunities to help families staying at the House feel at home.

To learn more about making a donation* or participating in a special volunteer opportunity, please contact Erica Lee, program coordinator, at elee@rmhstanford.org, or call 650.470.6011.
CALL FOR DONATIONS*
We rely on the generosity of donors in our community to help provide much-needed funds, goods, and services for critically ill children and families. We welcome donations of new and unused items at the House front office seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Right now, we have a special need for:

 

MOTHER'S DAY BASKETS 
(donations needed by May 8)
FATHER'S DAY BASKETS
(donations needed by June 19) 
  • manicure kits
  • spa items
  • lotions
  • soaps
  • gift cards
  • house slippers
  • grooming supplies
  • small sports or auto-related items
  • gift cards
CAMP RONALD McDONALD
(donations accepted year-round) 

  • tickets to local museums & attractions
  • travel-sized hand sanitizer and tissues
  • first-aid kits
  • baseball hats/visors
THANK YOU!
SPECIAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES**
Volunteers are crucial to the creation of a home-away-from-home and welcoming community for families of children with life-threatening illnesses.  Current special volunteer opportunities: 

Introducing LUNCH2GO!

Here's a great and easy opportunity for groups to help make a House family's day a bit brighter, and their burden a little lighter. Oftentimes, families are so busy shuttling back and forth between the hospital, school, and running errands that they don't have time to sit down and enjoy a healthy lunch. You can help keep busy parents and kids fueled on the go by gathering your friends or coworkers and bagging up some nutritious lunches and delivering them to thankful families at the House. Lunch2Go is also an ideal group activity for volunteers under 16 years of age.

 

How to participate:

  • Call Erica Lee, program coordinator, at 650.470.6011 to schedule a delivery date.
  • Gather your pals and pre-pack 45 paper bag lunches.
  • Lunches should include a variety of sandwiches (meat, cheese, vegetarian), a snack, water or juice, and a fruit or vegetable.
  • Drop off lunches at the House.
  • Pat yourself on the back for a job well done!
 If you have any questions or would like more information about donating to our House programs, please  email Erica Lee, program coordinator, or call 650.470.6011.

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*Due to infection control protocols, all donated items must be new and unused, and perishable items must be individually wrapped. 

**Bilingual Spanish/English speaking candidates for all volunteer opportunities are given priority in the application process. The minimum age for volunteering in the House is 16 years of age.
Our Mission:
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford creates a home-away-from-home and supportive community for families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving specialized treatment at local hospitals.