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Mission Statement

We are a place where patients, their families, and hospital employees can enjoy a break. All Gift Shop proceeds are donated back to the hospital to help ensure that LPCH can serve every child and expectant mother, regardless of their financial situation


Roth Auxiliary for Children manages and operates the Gift Shop located in Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford. We strive to be a friendly oasis for our patients, families, visitors and staff. Our volunteers say they receive great personal satisfaction from their interactions with our customers. As a volunteer organization since it opened in 1991, we take great pride in knowing that our efforts have provided over $2 million in donations to the hospital for services that support children and their families, and are not covered by insurance.

LPCH just opened a beautiful new hospital and our new gift shop is now open daily until 8 pm. We need additional volunteers to work as sales associates. No prior experience is required. We train you. We have morning, afternoon, and evening shifts available, approximately 4 hours each. Since we operate inside the hospital, you will need to meet the health and safety requirements set by the state for persons working with children. There is no cost to you.

We encourage our volunteers to be members of Roth, but it is not required. As a member you can be involved with planning and buying for the Shop. (You also receive a discount on purchases) For Roth members, dues are $50 per year to cover costs unrelated to Shop operation. The camaraderie of Roth members is an added benefit.


Average Review 3 reviews


by Marijke V. (2018-07-02 00:21:12.0)
Volunteering for Roth is rewarding on so many levels. Just looking at a child entering the shop is great. He or she may have undergone a painful procedure but entering a place filled with colorful balloons, stuffed animals, books, toys makes them smile. Parents sometimes need a listening ear and we at the Roth Auxiliary are always there!
by Elaine L. (2017-11-01 17:41:40.0)
Volunteering in the gift shop is rewarding because we have the opportunity to interact with the children and families in a very positive, supportive way. Whether it is helping a child pick out a gift for a new baby brother or sister, taking a phone order from a long distance grandparent then gift wrapping and delivering that gift or just being there for each person who steps into our shop, guests and staff alike. It is heartwarming to know when we go home after our shift that we have made a difference. We are proud to be affiliated with the most technologically advanced, family-friendly, and environmentally sustainable children's hospital in the country.
by Jan H. (Administrator for this Organization) (2017-08-13 15:49:00.0)
I have volunteered at the Gift Shop for seven years and thoroughly enjoy my time there. I meet interesting families and hospital staff. Each day is different and I get a lot of personal satisfaction in addition to knowing that I have helped raise funds for the many things LPCH does for its young patients.