Point West Rotarians stepped up last month to help clean out the Oak Park Rotary House and get it ready for the next family to move in.  Joining in the work effort were Lisa Lilienthal and her husband Gene, Joanie Mather, Desirée Wilson, Mike Barger and current club president Paul Cunha. 
Families from all over Northern California have stayed at the Oak Park Rotary House -- some for a year or more -- while their child undergoes extended treatment for cancer, leukemia, or life-threatening complications from premature birth…for FREE!
While a family's attention is focused on the most important thing in their life -- the health of their child – the Oak Park Rotary House provides a peaceful, fully-furnished, “home away from home” for one family at a time.  Amenities include a kitchen with full-size refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher, living room, television, VCR, children’s books, games, and movies, 2 bedrooms, wheelchair accessible bathroom and shower, and washer/dryer.

A family may be offered the opportunity to stay at the Oak Park Rotary House based upon vacancy, the child's diagnosis and expected length of child's course of treatment, the proximity of the famly's permanent home to UC Davis Children's Hospital, and other relevant factors.  

The Oak Park Rotary House was built by Rotarians, community volunteers, and private businesses who donated hundreds of hours of labor, thousands of dollars worth of material, and monetary contributions.  It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  The Foundation owns, manages, and maintains the Oak Park Rotary House.