The Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City and the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at St. Luke’s Hospital and UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital all accept in-kind gifts such as household cleaning products, individually wrapped snacks, paper products, gift cards, and much more. Food, cleaning, and household items on the following lists will be used to stock the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City as well as the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms. Gift items on lists below will be used to stock our Toy Closet as well as gifts for kids and teens staying at our facilities.  To find a complete list of acceptable in-kind gifts, please download a copy of our Wish List or check out our Amazon List!

What We Need

Household Items:

  • Scent and Dye Free Laundry Detergent (HE)
  • Scent and Dye Free Dryer Sheets
  • Swiffer Wet Jet refills: Pads and Solution
  • Leather Wipes
  • Multi-surface Pledge
  • Plastic Utensils
  • First Class Postage Stamps
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Paper bowls and plates (no Styrofoam)


  • Deodorant
  • Tampons and Feminine Pads
  • Full Size Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Full Size Body Lotion
  • Full Size Body Wash

Food items:

  • Individually Wrapped Snacks (Granola Bars, Fruit Snacks, Trail Mix, Pop Tarts, Nuts, Chips, Cookies, Juice boxes)
  • Individually Wrapped Cups/Packets
    (Fruit Cup, Applesauce, Pudding)
  • Shelf Stable Ready Microwave Meals
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Shelf Stable foods (rice/Pasta packets)
  • Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup

Items For Our Families:

  • Iowa Hawkeye Athletic Event Tickets
  • New Toys – Must be in original packaging (No Puzzles, Matchbox Cars, or stuffed animals please)
  • Gift Cards (Target, Walmart, Hy-Vee, Casey’s, Visa)
  • New Fleece Tie Blankets

**Please note: due to the sensitive lungs of many of the children staying at RMHC, we request items come from a smoke free environment.