In This Issue:

Volunteer Information Session for Adults
October 20, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sign up here.

Volunteer Information Session for Teens
November 3, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sign up here.

Big Sur Half Marathon
November 8, 2015

Volunteer Information Session for Adults
November 17, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sign up here.

Join Team RMHS and meet your fitness goals while raising funds to support Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.

Team RMHS is a three-month comprehensive training program which prepares runners and walkers to participate in the Big Sur Half Marathon on Sunday, November 8, 2015 in Monterey, CA. 

Train in a supportive team environment and have fun while you work toward meeting your endurance goals!  Our comprehensive training program is geared towards runners and walkers of all levels. Many past participants trained for their first endurance event with Team RMHS.  All participants receive:
* Fully supported team trainings 
* Expert coaching advice
* Training calendar 
* Event weekend lodging and pre-race pasta party 
* Race entry 
* Technical Fiber Team RMHS shirt
* Workshops and tips to help you reach your fundraising goal.

Training has begun and takes place every Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Click to join Team today!
NEW! Our Retail Partners
Shop with our retail partners and a portion of your purchases will help support House programs and services for families with critically ill children. 

Every month, we will highlight current and upcoming deals and offers from our generous retail partners so be sure to check back often or visit the Our Retail Partners webpage.

Happy Shopping!
ZeeBerry, the premier online destination for designer fashion jewelry and Ronald McDonald House at Stanford are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership. 

Beginning this month, 15 percent of every purchase made on ZeeBerry's website will be donated to the House. These donations will help fund crucial programs and services for families caring for critically ill children.

Founded in 2009, ZeeBerry is home to many of the most popular contemporary jewelry brands including Alex and Ani, Kendra Scott, Rachel Zoe, House of Harlow, 1960, and many more. The company's commitment to providing high quality fashion jewelry is shared by a passion for supporting families in need and Ronald McDonald House at Stanford is grateful to be their chosen charitable partner. 
You can support Ronald McDonald House at Stanford by purchasing some of the most popular designer jewelry simply by visiting, you and ZeeBerry are giving our families the gift of togetherness.
Touchdowns for Kids Supports 
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford!
Calling all 49ers fans--here's another reason to cheer on the Niners this season! For every 49ers' touchdown, field goal, interception or sack, Touchdowns for Kids will make a donation to Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. 

The program, sponsored by the 49ers Foundation, Taube Philanthropies, and the Koret Foundation, is off to a fantastic start with Monday night's season-opening, 20-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. This convincing win resulted in $18,000 for Touchdowns for Kids! Go Niners!  Click to learn more.
Two-year old Carter and four-and-a-half-year old Hallie
Four-and-a-half year old Hallie's eyes sparkle as she chats with her friends in the front lobby of the House. Her mother, India Brigger, signs Hallie in to attend the House's Camp Ronald McDonald summer program and cheerfully waves goodbye as she leaves her daughter, who was diagnosed shortly after birth with polycystic kidney disease (PKD), in the capable hands of the House's trained camp staff.

 "Hallie loves staying at the House--for her it's full of fun and friends, but for me, and for my entire family, the House is a lifesaver."

India soon boards a shuttle outside of the House and within minutes is at her two-year-old son's bedside at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Diagnosed with PKD before birth, little Carter-who had both kidneys removed when he was only two months old, has spent countless days both in the hospital and at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford while he awaits a new life-saving kidney.   Read entire story .

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. 

Below are some special opportunities to help children and families staying at the House feel at home.
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:

HAPPY WHEELS Hospitality Cart Items
(donations accepted year-round)
(accepting donations up to Saturday, October 24)  
  • travel-sized toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • travel-size deodorant
  • small infant toys (rattles, teethers, etc.)
  • individual 100-calorie snack packs

Halloween is next month and children at the House are looking forward to trick-or-treating throughout the House and neighborhood. Help them have a spooktacular Halloween by donating new and unused costumes sizes infant through teenage boys and girls.  

(donations accepted year-round) 
(donations accepted year-round) 
House families often don't have time to sit down and enjoy a healthy lunch or snack. 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 portable snacks and delivering them to thankful families at the House. Lunch2Go and Snack2Go are ideal group activities for volunteers under 16 years of age. Email for more information.
Our Amazon wish list contains items that can help Ronald McDonald House at Stanford provide a safe, comforting, and home-like environment for families with critically ill children. 

Also, remember that when you shop with AmazonSmile, a percentage of qualifying purchases go toward helping support House programs and services. Thank you!
To learn more about making a donation or participating in a special volunteer opportunity, please contact  Erica Lee, program coordinator, at, or call 650-470-6011.


*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.