Summer 2014 Wish List

Thank you for your thoughtful donation of items that help to make the transition a little easier for families staying at Ronald McDonald House New York. Following is a list of items that are urgently needed.

House Operations

For Children

  • Diapers, baby wipes
  • Strollers and plastic stroller covers

For Teens

  • Movie passes
  • Blu-Rays and DVDs (rated G and PG)
  • Sony Snap Lab (UP CR20L)
  • Nail polish and makeup sets

For Moms and Dads

  • Gift cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express
  • MetroCards ($10 increments)
  • Umbrellas and rain ponchos

For the House (annual need)

  • 50 irons and 25 ironing boards with covers

For the House (ongoing needs)

  • Paper goods: cups, plates, napkins
  • 100 Swiffers and dry replacement pads
  • Clorox or Lysol wipes
  • Copy paper
  • Oven mitts
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D)

Help a family today with a special gift! Sponsor a room payment ($35/night).

Bulk Donations

If you, your community group, or company would like to share donations of new goods, seasonal surplus merchandise, or other large-scale contributions, please contact Wini Cudjoe, director of House Operations, at 212.639.0400 or


For Beach and Pool

  • Sunblock, sunglasses, and baseball caps
  • Flip-flops
  • White T-shirts (for the pool & tie-dye projects)
  • Large cooler
  • First-aid kits
  • Soft cotton blankets
  • Organic bug repellent

Arts & Crafts

  • Glow-in-the-dark lanyards
  • White and color oak tag and drawing paper
  • Crayola Color Wonder paper and markers
  • Glitter glue, glue guns, glue sticks, glue dots
  • Googly eyes
  • LEGO blocks, people, and BIONICLE sets
  • Scissors (blunt and sharp)
  • Small Elmer’s glue bottles
  • Washable paint

For the Game Room

  • Hula hoops — all sizes
  • Games: Twister, Battleship, Monopoly Deal Cards
  • Ping-pong balls and paddles
  • New Wii U and games for Wii U

For the Tot Section

  • Baby dolls, doll clothing, and accessories
  • Soft foam building blocks in assorted colors, shapes, and sizes

Sponsor a birthday party or special program party!

For further information regarding playroom donations, please contact Nelida Barreto, director of Programs, at 212.639.0205 or

Family Support/Hospital Outreach Programs

Navigation Welcome Bags

  • Coloring books
  • Puzzle books (Sudoku, crosswords, etc.) for all ages
  • Card and travel games for all ages
  • Plush socks
  • Travel-size toiletries, wipes, and tissues for moms and dads
  • Travel-size wipes and tissues, and personal-size hand sanitizers
  • Granola snacks and pretzels

Bedside Program

  • Local community chain gift cards
  • Personal grooming sets for moms and dads
  • Cold facial compress
  • Wet wipes

Wellness Program

  • Gift certificates from local spas and cosmetic companies for makeovers, massage, manicures, and other services
  • (1) massage chair
  • Organic massage oils, lotions, or gels
  • Professional or spa-quality blow-dryers, curling irons, and flat irons

For further information regarding family support and wellness donations, please contact Chaplain Cherilyn Frei, director of Family Support, at 212.639.0100 or

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