What We Need

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!

  • Scent and Dye Free Laundry Detergent (HE)
  • Scent Free Dryer Sheets
  • Swiffer Wet Jet refills: Pads and Solution
  • Leather Wipes
  • Multi-surface Antibacterial Pledge
  • Bleach
  • First Class Postage Stamps
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Dixie Cups
  • Dry Erase Markers with Magnet in cap
  • Paper bowls and plates (no Styrofoam)
  • White, cream, or clear standard shower liners
  • 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 (Hormel, Barrilla, Dinty Moore, Mac and Cheese)
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Frozen meals
  • Iowa Hawkeye Athletic Event Tickets
  • Individually wrapped tooth brushes
  • Gift Cards
    (Target, Walmart, Hy-Vee, Casey’s, Visa)
  • New Fleece Tie Blankets
  • Full size body lotion
  • Liquid hand soap (No bar soap)
  • Deodorant
  • Contact lens solution: travel sized*
    * No other travel sized toiletries

New Toys – Must be in original packaging. Toys for all ages from baby to teen welcomed
*(No Puzzles, Matchbox Cars, or stuffed animals)

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