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Ronald McDonald House Oakland Is Here!

Oakland House Opening & Block Party

Ronald McDonald House Oakland is here! Hundreds of community members gathered for an extraordinary day on Saturday, May 20, 2023, for our Oakland House Opening and Block Party to celebrate the new 7-bedroom Ronald McDonald House, located directly across the street from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

Ronald McDonald House Oakland provides highly specialized housing, meals, and programs to medically vulnerable children and their families to recover together for an average stay of 100 days.

5217 West St, Oakland
Located directly across the street from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Questions? Email info@rmhcbayarea.org for more information.

Check Out Photos from Our House Opening Party:

Oakland House Opening & Block Party

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Oakland Housewarming Drive

Now that the new Ronald McDonald House Oakland has officially opened its doors to sick kids and their families, we need your help! Help “warm the house” by donating household items, program supplies, care kits, and more. To participate in our Oakland Housewarming Drive, check out our Wish Lists and Most Needed Items below.

Important Note: To protect the medically fragile children in our care, we can only accept new, unused items in their original packaging.

You Give, We’ll Shop.

Let us do the shopping for you by donating to our Housewarming Campaign for Oakland.

Comfort & Care Kits

In addition to items that you’ll find on our wish lists, families spending long days at their child’s hospital bedside benefit from Comfort & Care kits, including toiletry items, activity kits, snack packs, and more. For more information on assembling Comfort & Care Kits, please click the button below.

Oakland Housewarming Shipping Address

While construction is still underway, we are storing all donated housewarming items and furnishings for our new Ronald McDonald House Oakland in a container at our headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. Please use the shipping address below.

Shipping Address:

Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area
Regional Headquarters
510 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

We also encourage you to let us know about your Oakland delivery by emailing development@rmhcbayarea.org or noting “RMH Oakland” in your shipping memo.

In-Personal Drop-offs Available Soon!

As construction concludes, we will soon offer in-person deliveries in Oakland. To inquire, please contact Mallory Mroz, manager of corporate and community engagement, at Mallory.mroz@rmhcbayarea.org or 630.962.1147.

Sneak Peak of RMH Oakland

Ways to Get Involved

  • Purchase wish list items and send them directly to to our regional headquarters while we complete construction of the new RMH Oakland. (See wish lists and shipping address above for our regional office in Palo Alto, CA.)
  • Organize a Housewarming Drive with your clients, colleagues, and friends. Rally your community to donate most needed items, and schedule an in-person dropoff. Contact Mallory Mroz, at mallory.mroz@rmhcbayarea.org to inquire about in-person drop-offs, which will be available soon
  • Organize a Comfort & Care Kit party. The little things matter most during medical crisis. Check out our Comfort & Care Kit ideas, and get together with your clients, coworkers, and friends to assemble toiletry kits, snack packs, activity kits, and more.
  • Let us do the shopping for you! Donate to our Oakland Housewarming Campaign, and you can fund our highest priority program expenses.
  • Run for Team RMHC at the Oakland Marathon and Running Fest. You can fundraise to support our mission by registering to run on March 2024.

Want to do even more?

Contact development@rmhcbayarea.org to learn more about establishing strategic partnerships and helping us launch our forthcoming campaign to ensure we can provide every family at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland with comfort and support, when and where they need it most. If you have any questions or would like more information, you can also reach out to our Community & Corporate Engagement Manager Mallory Mroz at mallory.mroz@rmhcbayarea.org.

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