Our House Wish List

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We accept many types of in-kind gifts, from simple gifts of soap or toothpaste to new toys, airline miles, household items, postage, services like printing or shipping, or entertainment opportunities for our children and families.

In-kind gifts allow us to focus our budget on the most critical, day-to-day needs of the children and families in our care, such as lodging or transportation. Please see our wish list to view our current needs.



For Children

  • Diapers, Baby wipes
  • Strollers & Plastic stroller covers

For Teens

  • Gift cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express
  • Movie passes
  • Blu-ray movies (rated G and PG)
  • MTA Metro cards (for school transportation)
  • NEW upright piano

For Moms and Dads

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

For the House - Annual

  • Crib linens

For the House - Ongoing

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

For further information regarding House Operations donations, please contact Wini Cudjoe, Director of House Operations, at 212.639.0400 or wcudjoe@rmh-newyork.org.

For the Beach and Pool

  • Sunblock, sunglasses and baseball caps
  • Flip Flops for kids and parents
  • Large cooler for trips
  • First-aid kits for trips
  • Hand sanitizer

For Naptime

  • Soft fleece blankets

For Arts & Crafts

  • Glow-in-the-dark lanyards
  • Glitter glue sticks
  • White oak tag
  • Color oak tag
  • Oil cloth for tables
  • Scrapbook add-on decorations
  • Crayola Color Wonder paper and markers
  • Dropcloths for tables
  • Feathers
  • Glitter glue
  • Glue guns and glue sticks
  • Glue dots
  • Googly eyes
  • LEGO bricks, people, and BIONICLE sets
  • Oil cloth tablecloths
  • Pipe cleaners (assorted colors)
  • Play-Doh
  • Pom-poms
  • Elmer’s glue (small bottles)
  • White drawing paper

For the Game Room

  • Hula hoops (all sizes)
  • Twister
  • Card games
  • Battleship
  • Ping-pong balls and paddles
  • New Wii U games
  • New XBOX 360 games
  • New Playstation 3 games
  • 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 further information regarding Playroom donations, please contact Nelida Barreto, Director of Programs, at 212.639.0205 or nbarreto@rmh-newyork.org.

For Navigation Welcome Bags

  • Coloring books
  • Puzzle books (Sudoku, cross words 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
  • Nail polish and make up sets 
  • Baseball hats
  • Headphones

For Bedside Programs

  • Neighborhood store gift cards (Food Emporium, Matter of Health, Starbucks)
  • Personal grooming sets for moms and dads   
  • Cold facial compress
  • Wet wipes

For Wellness Programs

  • Organic massage oils, lotions or gels
  • Professional or spa quality blow dryers, curling irons & flat irons

For further information regarding Family Support and Wellness donations, please contact Wini Cudjoe, Director of Operations, at 212.639.0100 or wcudjoe@rmh-newyork.org.


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