WHAT we do

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.

WHO we are

In 1979, the Palo Alto Ronald McDonald House opened. Built with 13 rooms, the House sought to provide a meeting center and living quarters for outpatients and families of patients of what was then known as Children’s Hospital at Stanford (now Lucile Packard). The House was operating at 100% capacity almost every night by 1983, and a year later would be turning families away due to lack of rooms. In 1992, the House finished construction on an ambitious expansion project, nearly doubling in size to 24 rooms. In 2003 the spacious 47 room facility, as it stands today, was completed. Today, the House operates with a full-time staff of 12, supported by a volunteer staff of over 100.

WHY we do it

We believe that the families of little ones facing a serious illness need for a special “home-away-from-home” where they can stay while their child receives treatment -- a place where hope, too, has a home.

See more at: http://www.ronaldhouse.net/

Here's How My Celebration Can Help...

$25 provides 3 new board games for the siblings of sick children to enjoy during their stay.
$75 will pay for all of the laundry detergent we use in a single week!
$200 will provide toothpaste and shampoo for a month.