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The Association of Auxiliaries for Children is the governing board
for seven independent Auxiliaries. The mission of the Association is to promote, foster,
and maintain the welfare of children by raising funds that support care for all at Packard

Auxiliaries have championed children’s
health at Stanford since 1919 and continue to proudly support Lucile Packard
Children’s Hospital Stanford’s commitment to treat any child in the
community who needs care, regardless of the families’ ability to

Auxiliary volunteers come from many walks of life and live
throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  All volunteers share a commitment to
provide services to the children and families at the hospital, as well as additional
outreach in the community.

Become an Auxiliary member and
you’ll find a group of passionate individuals committed to a shared mission of
providing extraordinary care to children. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer,
please take a few moments to learn about the individual Auxiliaries

Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary

The Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary owns and operates this
historic California landmark. Located in Menlo Park, the Guild features seasonal gardens
and striking Spanish Colonial architecture, and benefits our patients and



Charter Auxiliary was the inaugural Auxiliary formed in 1919
and hosted successful rummage sales for 100 years. To learn about their current activities
please email CharterAuxiliary@LPFCH.ORG.

Palo Alto

Established in 1931, the Palo Alto Auxiliary has raised money
to provide care for all at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Members have hosted
special events, run the successful restaurant Café Wisteria at the Allied Arts
Guild, and created an award-winning cookbook. Today, the Palo Alto Auxiliary hosts special
events and monthly fundraisers called “Restaurants with Heart” at
select restaurants where a portion of proceeds support Packard Children’s.
Special events include the Spring Fashion Show and Trunk Sale, Summer Garden Party, and a
festive holiday Nutcracker Tea. Additionally, members come together to handmake items that
provide comfort to patients and their families at the


Roth Auxiliary

Formed in
1989, the Roth Auxiliary was created to operate the Gift Shop at the hospital. As
volunteers at the Gift Shop, Roth Auxiliary members provide an important service for
patients and their families, visitors, and hospital team members. The Gift Shop offers a
bright and cheerful space for shoppers to browse through a colorful inventory of toys,
books, sundry items, jewelry, and so much more!

Open every day (including
holidays), the Gift Shop offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, including sales
associates, stocking, and customer service. This membership requires a strong commitment to
service. Volunteers must go through a hospital orientation, training, and required

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San Francisco

The San Francisco Auxiliary was formed in 1931 when Stanford
University School of Medicine was located in San Francisco. This Auxiliary quickly
became one of the most prestigious groups in The City. The San Francisco Auxiliary hosts
the annual Jewel Ball—one of San Francisco’s longest-running charity
events. The gala features cocktails, dinner, dancing, an auction, and a rousing good
time. In 2019 they launched a new event: Quest for Knowledge,  a lunch
and lecture series featuring a doctor or researcher from the hospital or School of Medicine
discussing a timely topic and providing information and resources for


San Jose Auxiliary

San Jose Auxiliary, founded in 1942, operates The Thrift Box in San Jose’s Willow
Glen neighborhood. Through regular donations, the Box features an incredible variety of
clothing, antiques and collectibles, jewelry, housewares, books, seasonal items, and

There is a myriad of ways to support the
Box—from behind-the-scenes sorting and preparing donations to helping customers
on the shop floor.


San Mateo-Burlingame

Since 1942, the San Mateo-Burlingame Auxiliary for Children
has rasied funds for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. In partnership
with Sapore Restaurant in Burlingame they host an annual dining day[FK1]  where a
portion of proceeds benefit Packard Children’s. Their Game Day fundraiser
 offers bridge, mahjong, dominoes, lunch, and a raffle. Their fall
fundraiser is a virtual Oktoberfest to support a special


Volunteer with an

Make a direct impact in the lives of patients and their
families at our hospital when you volunteer for an Affiliate organized by our
Auxiliaries. From packing grocery bags to sorting books, there are many
ways to get involved.

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Regardless of the
role you hold or the time you contribute, you’ll find the work you do to be a
gratifying experience.