Ronald McDonald
House Charities®
Northern California
Dream House Raffle Coming January 2010!

Ronald McDonald House
Holiday Party & Toy Run

Saturday, December 5th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Come out and tour the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House and join us for an afternoon of fun-filled activities. This year's event includes a visit from Santa and our annual motorcycle toy run as well as a gift shop, photo opportunities, free food, entertainment and music as well as plenty of games and crafts for all ages. We look forward to seeing you!

Visit participating McDonald's restaurants November 10th - 20th to support Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern California.

Between November 10-20 purchase a paper "Give A Hand®" for $1 to show your support. On November 20th, $1 from every purchase of a breakfast Extra Value Meal as well as each beef sandwich Extra Value Meal, excluding Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals, will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Funds raised from McHappy Day will stay local, benefiting the children and families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California which has helped over 10,000 families through services provided at the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House® and Camp Ronald McDonald® at Eagle Lake.

Fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen

Mark your calendars for next week! On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 head to California Pizza Kitchen's Midtown Sacramento location on the corner of 16th and L Street with co-workers, friends, and family. Bring in this flyer, present it to your server when ordering and 20% of your check will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California. Help our families while enjoying good food and quality time with yours!

Mark Your Calendars

  • California Pizza Kitchen
    Wednesday, November 18
    11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Holiday Open House
    Saturday, December 5
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Dream House Raffle
    Tickets Go on Sale
    Monday, January 11, 2010

Wish List

  • Deodorant
  • Shaving cream
  • Laundry detergent, powdered
  • Canned fruit
  • Chunky soups
  • Milk boxes (available at Raley's: do not have to be refrigerated)
  • Coffee filters
  • Plastic spoons
  • Dish soap
  • Creamora
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Equal or Sugar twin packets
  • Bleach
  • 409
  • D batteries
  • 9 volt batteries
  • Canned tuna/chicken
  • Rubber kitchen gloves
  • Ironing boards
  • Irons

Teen Volunteers Wanted

Are you looking for a way to make a difference? Do you want to gain leadership skills? Join us in forming a youth group that supports the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House. What this group looks like and the commitment level required will be determined by the teens involved. The first meeting for this group will be held on Saturday, November 14th at 1:00pm. Contact Lois at 916.734.4226 for more information and to reserve your spot.

Help Send a Kid to Camp

Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake is one of the only totally handicap-accessible camping facilities in Northern California. Every summer we collaborate with other non-profit groups to bring a week of traditional camp experiences to children with a variety of special needs. Qualified specialists take the time to create programs that accommodate each camper regardless of mobility, cognitive or emotional issues. The program activities help to further Camp Ronald McDonald's mission and allow children with all types of disabilities to experience the wonders of summer camp.

Because of budget cuts statewide, many of the organizations that partner with Camp Ronald McDonald are struggling to maintain funding. Without additional support many kids may be unable to experience a true summer camp next year.

A week at Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake is often the only time during the year that these at-risk children are not hindered by their circumstances. The confidence and self-esteem built during one week of Camp helps shape their daily lives throughout the year. At Camp their options are limitless and the joy they experience is priceless. Visit to learn about the Send a Kid to Camp program and how you can help these amazing children.

Ronald McDonald House Fall Carnival

On Friday, October 23rd the grounds of the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House were filled with starry-eyed children and the sounds of laughter. Superheroes, princesses, frogs and plenty of children roamed the grounds searching for the next exciting activity.

Castles and birdhouses built with the Home Depot Team were a family favorite and lots of goodies filled the treat bags children decorated with the Stampin' Up team. Pumpkin decorating, Tiki Golf, cookie decorating, cupcake walks, bean bag tosses, face painting, mummy races and bowling were just some of the other fun festivities. The bounce house was a huge hit and was only beat out by the age old favorite of freshly made cotton candy.

Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who made this event a success. Check out the fun had by all in our photo gallery.

Volunteers in Action

The October Outdoor Work Party had over one hundred volunteers come out to pull weeds, lay bark, dead-head flowers and more. This monthly event helps keep the grounds of the House looking its best. A special thank you to volunteer coordinators Vince Lee, Gesa Santos and Christina Rice for all of their help.

Mike Norton and his crew gave up a Saturday to come out and paint the entire exterior of Building 400 with paint donated by Benjamin Moore. It is absolutely amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do for a building - especially when it is put on by people who do their job so well.

Associated Builders and Contractors are working their magic once again this year. Under the expert leadership of James Garcia, they re-painted two kitchens, one of the duplex apartments, all of the bedrooms in building 400 and one office. With dedicated volunteers working so hard, our families can be comfortable in a clean room in good repair. And, the painters aren't done - they will be coming out again next month.

5th Graders from St. Peter's Lutheran Church came out after last month's stormy weather and helped clean up our grounds. They did odd jobs around the House after picking up dead branches and garbage, which filled up an entire parking space with debris!

We also want to recognize Wayne Reuter of Tren Set Homes who came out and repaired the lobby desk and two utility doors. We truly appreciate the time and energy he has contributed to helping us out with odd projects around the House.

Thank you to the following organizations for recently participating in Odd Job Work Parties.
  • Lutheran High School
  • Stampin UP and Camp Fire Girls
  • Zencar
  • The Gap
  • Wells Fargo
  • Stampin Up and VSP

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