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5th Annual Toy Run~Ronald McDonald House - Palo Alto

  • Dec 2, 2012 · 9:30 AM


This year we will be donating to the Children (patients and families) at the

Ronald McDonald House located at 520 Sand Hill Road in Palo Alto.

Toys are to be UNWRAPPED.

No used toys, no books or stuffed toys allowed. A link to their wish list is below.

http://www.ronaldhouse.net/getinvolved/wishlist.php

Meetup 9:30am

Mc Donald's ~ Castro Valley 1620 Strobridge Castro Valley,

We will depart Castro Valley around 10:30 and go to:

Creekside Inn

3400 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, CA

Sharon must provide the access to the top floor conference room for our gathering.

After we have our party, lunch and raffle everyone is welcome to join us as we deliver the presents and meet some of the families at the Ronald McDonald House, approx 3 miles away. Santa will be there to hand out candy to the kids and we can take a picture in groups of 10 inside the house if we want.

$20.00 required donation and a toy = fun for all!!

Please DO NOT CONTACT Ronald McDonald House for event information.

Direct all questions, comments or concerns to Eddie and Nancy.

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  • nancy

    Isis from the Ronald McDonald House phoned yesterday to express their sincere gratitude for all we did for the families of the RMH They are hosting a huge event tonight and we have all been invited. It is called...LIGHT THE HOUSE...4:30-7:00pm.
    Live Music, Face Painting, Food Booths, Tours of the House and a Petting Zoo. Ronald McDonald and Friends will be there too!!

    Parking can be tight..suggest you park at Stanford Mall. Looks like the weather is going to co operate... ENJOY!!

    1 · December 6, 2012

  • Marisol

    Hey Linda!
    It was great meeting you yesterday. YES, I would be interested in White Elephant as I have SO many corky gifts to give away!

    December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    anyone interested in having the white elephant theme at a local bar sometime on a thurs night before xmas? let me know?

    December 3, 2012

  • nancy

    Thank you EVERYBODY that was there in person or in spirit.
    The event was a huge success because of ALL of you. Many people helped us to; set up, pick up, drop off, carry, donate...purchase more tickets to help cover the costs. We did have some no shows that signed up and that caused some grief/expense..but the goodness outweighed the negative...as always. Peace and Love good people.

    December 3, 2012

  • Kim A

    Y'all have been blogged by the Wordjanitor (aka me)... http://wordjanitor.blogspot.com/2012/12/holiday-toy-ride-drive.html

    1 · December 3, 2012

  • Marisol

    I appreciate all the time & effort you two put into this great event! Looking forward to next year! :)

    1 · December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey wonderful event, seeing everyone. So cool to help others. Eddie and Nancy, and Sharon and others big hearts sure made this a great day in my memory bank. Will do again next year.

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Monica

    As festive and fun as the lunch gathering was....it was priceless to go and see the faces of the
    children as they awaited us with the arrival of "Santa" with many toys and goodies! Thank you Eddie and Nancy!

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Kim A

    Great job Nancy, Eddie & everyone who made this happen and didn't get scared off rain. Having had my own kid in an ICU during the holidays, I know we made a difference to the families. <3 y'all.

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Dan

    Eddie and Nancy, what a great thing you did yoday....putting yourself on-the-line for the rest of us to have a great time and for such a great cause. It's not always about the ride and today was proof of that. Great time, great people and a great reason to get together.

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Judith

    A wonderful day spent with generous people who made the extra the effort to come out on a very rainy day for the sake of the children. Thank you to Eddie and Nancy for all your efforts.

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Anthony

    Kudos to Eddie & Nancy, for pulling off yet another spectacular event. Your altruism, enthusiasm and compassion are truly inspiring. I'm so honored to have you as my friends.

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Jaz

    Thanks to Eddie, Nancy, and Sharon for making this a wonderful gathering benefiting so many kids! Awesome inspite of the storm!!

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Bill G.

    It was a special time and a special effort from Eddie and Nancy and all the other support people. I will be back next year!

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Jennifer O.

    Another great event Eddie & Nancy! It feels great to give and it's always a fun time with this group of people!!

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • David M.

    This was great...Good to see old and new friends...and what a great cause.... thanks to all that made it happen.

    December 2, 2012

  • Sharon L

    short and sweet. i'm helping to set up plan B. Eddie will be updating the site tonight.
    plan A - at Ronald McDonald house in Palo Alto- in the outdoor courtyard - lunch and raffle and dropping off gifts.
    plan B - inside a conference room at a local hotel for the lunch and raffle and merryment. tba - how and when to drop off gifts at RMH in Palo Alto.

    2 · November 29, 2012

  • Mike T.

    So much thanks to Nancy and Eddie for putting this on year after year! And putting up w/ all of Us, Year after Year! And Thanks to Sharon for securing the hotel at the last min!

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    very nice event so glad i made it! Nancy and Eddie did a wonerful job with some kind elves.

    December 2, 2012

  • Ed

    Thanks Edddie and Nancy

    December 2, 2012

  • Bill G.

    I just came up 680 to 84 to Livermore. The roads are nasty. Be careful folks!

    December 2, 2012

  • vicky k

    Eddie and Nancy:
    Thank you for all your efforts to coordinate and organize this wonderful ride every year. Feel so badly that the weather is not cooperating but nothing will stop you from delivery. Great job!! will be dropping off at the san jose stop.

    1 · December 2, 2012

    • Eddie

      A little rain never stopped this New Yorker, bring on some snow

      1 · December 2, 2012

  • David M.

    With all these peeps dropping out means I have a greater chance to win that CVO road glide... Or what ever that Nancy and Ed has bought over the year for this event!

    Thank you in advance Ed and Nancy for putting all the effort and upfront cash it takes to put together an event...

    Oh if we don't make the meet up in CV we will see you in palo alto.

    1 · December 2, 2012

    • Eddie

      People like u make it all worth wild...

      1 · December 2, 2012

  • Ron

    We will meet you for lunch and toy drop off. What time do you anticipate being there?

    December 2, 2012

  • Patty G.

    Any East Bay peeps have room to take toys for me? I'm sick and can not go :( I can get toys to you tonight.

    December 1, 2012

    • Patty G.

      Thank you Ed. I talked to Mike and he is going to take them for me. I appreciate your offer though.

      1 · December 1, 2012

    • David M.

      I'm picking mike up at 9:45.... :)

      December 2, 2012

  • Cathi

    Nancy and Eddie, thank you for coordinating such a great event! You two are an awesome pair! Sorry we will miss lunch but we will get our donations to Dan this morning. Wishing you a fantastic event!

    December 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im going afterall, riding with Sharon. See you all at McDs.

    December 1, 2012

  • chuck

    If it rains I could drive to CV then over. So if anyone needs a ride let me know. No one lives in Marin. LOL

    November 29, 2012

    • Mike T.

      Nancy, Marin is where it floods when I rains in the Bay Area

      November 30, 2012

    • nancy

      if I could have my awesome job and affordable rent..i'd live in beautiful Marin...I really would.

      November 30, 2012

  • chuck

    I will drop my toys and money, But no lunch. @ Kohls.

    November 30, 2012

  • nancy

    Thank you everyone for all your support and excitement!! We will miss those that have had to decline...and we are grateful for all that you do in and outside of the club to support our local charities. We are an awesome group of philanthropist.
    Safe and Happy Holidays to ALL...peace and love.

    3 · November 30, 2012

  • Dan

    Anyone in the S Bay who wants to meet/drop off toys, Kim and I will be at the Panera Bread at 501 E Hamilton Ave (just W of highway 17/880 in the Kohls/Bed, Bath, and Beyond shopping center) from 10am to 10:45 on Sunday.

    November 29, 2012

    • Cathi

      Dan and Kim, thanks. I will be there to drop mine off to you.

      November 30, 2012

    • vicky k

      Thanks Dan and Kim I also will be there to drop off my toys

      November 30, 2012

  • vicky k

    will not be there for lunch -only drop off toys --hopefully in san jose area?

    1 · November 29, 2012

    • Eddie

      @vicky...Dan is at South Bay

      November 29, 2012

  • Eddie

    Since most are caging, and possibly bringing extra people be sure to RSVP them, for the lunch count, thank You

    November 29, 2012

  • Eddie

    Since most are caging, and possibly bringing extra people be sure to RSVP them, for the lunch count, thank You

    November 29, 2012

  • Eddie

    Everyone, there is a Plan B, which will be posted Sunday 6 AM (ONLY if needed). Please check site Sunday AM

    November 28, 2012

  • vicky k

    will be dropping off toys -in san mateo

    November 28, 2012

  • Eddie

    Due to weather being unpredictable, Carpooling is encouraged. The meetup locations is still the same. Any changes will be posted prior to Sunday. Thanks Everyone!

    November 28, 2012

  • Cheri

    I will meet you all in San Mateo. Will cage it if it's raining. Have room for 3 passengers -:)

    1 · November 28, 2012

    • Cathi

      John and I will also catch up with everyone in San Mateo. See ya there.

      November 28, 2012

    • Eddie

      Thank You

      November 28, 2012

  • chuck

    Chuck
    If its raining I will be driving from Marin. My truck seats five.

    1 · November 28, 2012

    • Eddie

      Thank You

      November 28, 2012

  • Jaz

    So we will all meet in Palo Alto due to the rain? Thinking of us South Bay Elf's. =>

    1 · November 27, 2012

  • Dan

    For all the S Bay peeps, if there is enough interest we can have a meetup in the SJ area and you can load your goodies into the truck and not have to travel to CV or SM with them blowing in the wind. Let me know if you are interested and we will pick a location.

    November 26, 2012

    • Eddie

      Thx Dan for covering the South Bay

      November 27, 2012

  • Marisol

    Can we purchase additional raffle tix and if so for how much?

    November 26, 2012

    • Eddie

      Additional tix can be purchased for $5 ($700 worth of prizes)

      November 27, 2012

  • Bill G.

    Are we riding rain or shine?

    1 · November 26, 2012

    • Eddie

      Yes Bill, rain or shine

      November 27, 2012

  • Eddie

    The Ride will not cancel. We will cage it if it rains. Carpool will be helpful. (If needed)

    November 27, 2012

  • Eddie

    All, there will be a chase truck at BOTH meetup sites! Dan and ED will be available (same as last year).

    November 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello experienced riders, I'm looking to share the ride on a pillion (back seat) any of you have an available seat I can ride upon? Have toys ready to roll........ Contact me and thanks in advance.

    November 19, 2012

  • Natalie

    I'll see everyone at the end point since the house is in my hood.

    November 15, 2012

  • nancy

    Thank you Ron for the nice offer. Thank you Kim for posting you and Dan will have truck for us. We will be updating ALL as we get closer about such matters. We have quite a bit of loot gathered at our house and will be asking for assistance after our final meeting with RMH. So great to know so many a ready to help. Thank you all very very much.

    November 10, 2012

  • Kim A

    Dan and I will have the red Ford sleigh to carry toys and elves.

    November 9, 2012

  • nancy

    Hi Marisol and everyone....we removed the option for the T-Shirt.
    We will try again next year... Thank you all for signing up and joining us for this annual event!!

    October 3, 2012

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