You can help support families and keep our House running smoothly by donated useful personal, household, and pantry items. Due to the sensitivity of our patients and families, please donate new items only.
Holiday Wish List
Consider holding a holiday gift drive, or order gift cards or thoughtful gifts for Ronald McDonald House family members of all ages. Gifts for teens especally needed!
Every family that checks in to a room at San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House receives a Welcome Bag. Please see our list of items needed for the Welcome Bags – thank you for your help!
Meal Supplies During COVID-19
COVID-19 adaptations to our meal service means that we’re pre-packaging hundreds of meals daily, and we have a steady need for meal containers. You can help keep meals going by ordering these very necessary items to ship to our House.
When purchasing from Amazon, please provide your name and email in the Gift Message field during check out so we can send you a thank you note!
Some of our families find pleasure in preparing their own meals after coming back from a long day at the hospital. We like to keep our pantry well stocked with canned and dry goods. Please help keep our pantry stocked for families – please see our kitchen wish list below.
Specialty Wish Lists
Parents and children who are just checking in at the Ronald McDonald House have different needs than those who’ve been here a while, or those who are finally going home after a long stay. Give families a boost by collecting useful and comforting items for different needs.
Here are a few downloadable lists you can use to create specialty bags for Ronald McDonald House families:
And we always need these…
Clothing (all ages and sizes)
- Flip flops
- Hand and body lotion
- Hair ties and headbands
- Hair dryers and flat irons
- Lip balm
- Deodorant- men’s and women’s
- Diapers, salve, and baby wipes
- Baby shampoo
- Baby lotion
- Infant clothing
Fun and Games
- Red bouncy balls
- Crossword puzzle/word search books
- Little Tikes sets
- Toddler board books and card games
- Current G and PG rated movies
- Handheld electronic games
- iPods, Kindles, and Tablets
- Universal remotes
- Babies R Us and Toys R Us
- Home Depot
- Game Stop
- Grocery stores
Restaurant and Food
- Gift cards for local restaurants and eateries
- Gift cards for coffee/tea, smoothies
- Movies passes or gift cards
- Zoo/Safari Park tickets
- Sea World passes
- Legoland tickets
- Bowling passes
- Boomer’s gift certificates
- Harbor cruise tickets
- Rueben H. Fleet Center Theater Tickets
Do you have questions about our wish list or donation needs? Contact Krysten Conn at 858-598-2430.