Winter 2015 Wish List

Thank you for your thoughtful donation of items that help 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. We’ve expanded our list to include special items needed to help support our new hospital expansion program. We are always grateful for your generosity in helping us to better accommodate our families during their stay.

For further information regarding House donations, please contact Wini Cudjoe, Director of House Operations, at 212.639.0400 or

House Operations

For Children

  • Diapers
  • Baby powder
  • Baby wipes
  • Strollers with rain covers
  • Soft fleece blankets

For Teens

  • Gift cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express
  • Movie passes
  • Winter clothing

For Moms and Dads

  • Gift cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express
  • MetroCards ($10 increments)
  • Phone cards
  • Postage stamps
  • Winter clothing
  • Umbrellas
  • Rain ponchos
  • Rain boots (all sizes)

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 sanitizer
  • Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D)

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

Arts & Crafts

  • Glow-in-the-dark lanyards
  • Glitter glue sticks
  • White and color oak tag
  • Oil cloth for tables
  • Scrapbook materials
  • Scrapbook add-on decorations
  • Crayola Color Wonder paper and markers
  • Drop cloths for tables
  • Feathers
  • Glitter glue
  • Glue guns and glue sticks
  • Glue dots
  • Googly eyes
  • White drawing paper
  • 8-½" x 11" colored card stock
  • Play-doh
  • Archival glue
  • Cutting Tools
  • Die cut machine and die cut images
  • Journaling Kits
  • Stickers (letters, fancy flowers, Jolee's Boutique, Martha Stewart, etc)
  • Paper crafting adhesives

For the Game Room

  • Hula hoops (all sizes)
  • Twister
  • Monopoly Deal cards
  • Battleship
  • Ping-pong balls and paddles
  • Games for Wii

For the Tot Section

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

For Teens

  • Blu-ray movies (rated G and PG)

Family Support/Hospital Outreach Programs

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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