Menlo College Men’s Basketball Donates Goods to Ronald McDonald House

Menlo College Men's Basketball Donates Goods to Ronald McDonald House

The Menlo Oaks Men’s Basketball team proved that there is never a wrong season to be in the giving mood. With still over a month before their competitive season gets underway, the team recently helped out at the Stanford Ronald McDonald House and donated approximately $1,500 worth of goods and items. These items were collected from the Menlo College community through the basketball team’s efforts, and the team also helped out at the Ronald McDonald House where they prepared lunch and had an ice cream social.

When asked about the decision to pick the Ronald McDonald House, head basketball coach Kaniela Aiona explained that it was an easy choice for himself, his coaching staff, and his players. “Our coaching staff had the opportunity to visit with the Ronald McDonald House this fall and we fell in love with their mission. The people who work and volunteer their time there are truly amazing and that is something we wanted to be a part of.”

Spending the day with the children of the Ronald McDonald House was an impactful experience for all of those involved, as explained by team member Rosendo Amayawood. “Getting to meet all those people, hear their stories, answer questions and serve them was heartwarming. Even in a very difficult time, all the families were still positive about their situation which reminded me that there are many hardships that we go through but you have to be able to find the positives.”

The Ronald McDonald House at Stanford was created to give a home-away-from home feeling and community for families of children who have life-threatening illnesses. There are several ways for you to help out by way of donations and volunteering at the House. Donations from the community amount to 85% of the funds required to operate the Ronald McDonald House. This alone gives more than enough reasons to ask for your continued support of this great organization.