Saturday, March 12, 2016

A Visit to the New Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

Join in a visit to Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.
After parking the car at the "old" building...
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...we walked past continuing construction/landscaping projects to the "new" building...
The Lobby with the "Wishing Tree"

Toddler and Teen Rooms

The Nook

Meeting Room

Exercise Room

Video Room

Conference/Multi-Purpose Room

...almost ready.....

Walking into the Kids...

...and Great/Family Room

Dining Room

A paper sculpture by Jeff Nishinake

Cozy Nook in Dining Room

Volunteer Kitchen

Lots of Freezer Space
Family Kitchen
Lots of storage for families

Upstairs: one of several Lounges/Sitting Areas

One of 4 Laundry Rooms

Double Guest Room

Each guest room has a bath

All rooms were decorated by architects, interior decorators...

Sitting area in guest room

"Hoping this image will inspire healing, care & community during the guests' stay" (per artist)

View of LPCH symbol from upstairs bedroom

Whimsical bathroom wall fixture

A different layout for a double room with sitting area

Elegant touches in a guest room

Sitting room.....

Work area in guest room; view into adjoining bath room

Another Lounge

Luisa Pliska, PAA Packard Pantry & Cookbooks, talking with one of many volunteer guides

Not everyone had a chance to visit this wonderful new building, so I hope you have enjoyed this limited tour to view these much needed rooms at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Packard Pantry staffed by PAA & friends

View from the entrance to Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
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Hospital Entrance on opening night 25 years ago

"Packard Pantry"chair, Luisa Pliska, PAA, with Norma C;

Packing 15 bags full with groceries brought from "Second Harvest Food Bank"
for families who are with their children in the hospital or staying at Ronald McDonald House

Erika C; Luisa P; Norma C.

In September 2017, the new hospital will open

Sue H (formerly Asso Relations); Angie H (SM-Blg); Edie T (Buddies)

The hardworking SS crew: Justin, Rocio, Antonella, & Lisa

Cereals; tinned vegetables, fish & fruit; beans & rice...

...and sometimes the bags break from the weight!!!

Lisa T-C (SF) and her daughter work a shift....

Why not call Luisa, and then join us for a 2hr shift on the 2nd or 4th Thursday of the month.