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Wish List

Wish List

In addition to cash donations, volunteers and community members can contribute to our Houses in other valuable ways that directly benefit our programs and services.

In order to keep our guests as comfortable as possible, our Houses in Connecticut and Springfield do our best to keep a full supply of food, household items, cleaning products, toiletries and daily necessities available to the families staying with us. Many of these items are generously donated to our Houses by volunteers, community members and businesses, and there is always a need for additional items.

If you are looking for a way to help, consider donating from the list of items below. Collecting items on our Wish List is an easy and impactful fundraising opportunity for groups and individuals across your community. Any contribution is appreciated, but all items must be new. Please be sure all items are in original packaging, and please check expiration dates and recall lists.

Wish List

Food Items

  • Gift Cards: Stop & Shop, Rite Aid, CVS, Walmart, Target
  • Fresh Foods: eggs, vegetables, fruits
  • Butter, Pam Cooking Spray, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Maple Syrup
  • Individual serving size packages of: Chips and snacks, Juices, Cereals, Pudding/Applesauce
  • Tuna Fish, Canned Meats
  • Keurig K-Cups


  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plates, Bowls, Plastic forks, knives and spoons
  • Food storage containers – family size (GLADWARE, ZIPLOC)
  • Disinfectant wipes, antibacterial hand soap, pump bottles
  • Large trash bags (35X56”) and medium wastebasket bags
  • Unscented dryer sheets and allergy free laundry detergents
  • Swiffer Wet Pads/Swiffer Dry Pads
  • Swiffer Duster Refills

Bed & Bath

  • White sheets & pillow cases: Full size
  • White Towels: hand, bath, face, bath mats
  • Pillows (no down or feather)

Gift Cards and Vouchers

  • Gift cards for local grocery stores and gas stations
  • Long-distance phone cards
  • Greeting cards and postage stamps
  • Gift cards/certificates for big box stores (Target, Walmart, etc.)
  • Transportation vouchers (buses, taxis, trains)

Miscellaneous Items

  • Hair Dryer
  • Baby room monitors
  • Umbrellas
  • First Aid Kits
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How to give online

If you cannot drop off or mail donations to our Houses, consider fulfilling our wish list items online. AmazonSmile Charity Lists are an easy way for you to shop and donate items directly to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Explore items on our Charity List, add them to your cart, and check out.

Dropping off donations

For New Haven, CT, please contact Melissa Kenniston to arrange a drop off time.

For Springfield, MA, please contact Celine Hamilton Quill to arrange a drop off time.