Fall 2014 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 wcudjoe@rmh-new-york.org.

House Operations

For Children

  • Baby powder
  • Baby wash
  • Baby lotion
  • Baby shampoo
  • Diaper rash cream (A&D ointment, Desitin)
  • Kids’ body wash

For Teens

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

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)
  • Tickets to local attractions: circus, bus tour, landmark day trip

For the House (ongoing needs)

  • Paper goods: cups, plates, napkins
  • Paper towels
  • 100 Swiffers and dry replacement pads
  • Clorox or Lysol wipes
  • Lysol disinfectant spray
  • 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 wcudjoe@rmh-newyork.org.

Playroom/Programs

For further information regarding playroom donations, please contact Nelida Barreto, Director of Programs, at 212.639.0205 or nbarreto@rmh-newyork.org.

Naptime

  • Soft fleece blankets

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

For the Game Room

  • Hula hoops (all sizes)
  • Twister
  • Monopoly Deal cards
  • Battleship
  • Ping-pong balls and paddles
  • iTunes gift cards (for our new iPad programs)

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

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
  • Personal-size hand sanitizers
  • Granola snacks and pretzels

Bedside Program

  • Local community chain gift cards
  • Personal grooming sets for moms and dads
  • Cold facial compresses
  • 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 cfrei@rmh-newyork.org.

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