Important: To protect the health and safety of medically fragile children, all items and food must be new and unwrapped with original tags and packaging.

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In-Kind Donations

Supporting RMHC Bay Area through goods & services

Whether you’re providing toiletries, holiday or educational toys, fresh linens and pillows; offering free haircuts or chair massages; or clearing gutters and trimming foliage, our in-kind donors help families every day.

Seasonal Drives

Throughout the year, we rely on community supporters to collect and donate backpacks, school supplies, Halloween costumes, and more to ease the burden of shopping for parents and provide a sense of normalcy and comfort during special times of year.

  • Comfort & Joy for the holidays: Our popular end-of-year drive engages companies and individuals in collect holiday toys and goods to make the holidays a little brighter for families who can’t celebrate at home.
  • Comfort & Clean this spring: Everything that makes your house a home we need to provide for 134 families, 365 days a year. That’s a lot of sponges, sheets, and supplies!
  • Comfort & Grow for backpacks and supplies: Support the learning, development, and creativity of patients and siblings with school supplies, backpacks, and more.
  • Comfort & Costumes for Halloween: Help siblings and sick kids be kids this Halloween, as they trick or treat around our 100,000 sq-ft campus.

Assemble Care Kits

Creating care kits for families is a great way to team up with your co-workers and friends. It’s also a great option for kids under 16 years old who’d like to volunteer.

Remember: All items must be new and unwrapped with original tags and packaging.

  • Comfort Kits: Comfort Kits offer families a variety of arts and crafts, travel games or activity items for all ages. These items must be new and in their original packaging.
  • Toiletry Kits: Toiletry kits help families meet basic needs and are instrumental to helping them feel comfortable and relaxed during stays at our Houses. We are in constant need of travel-sized items packaged in clear baggies. Hotel-style shampoos, conditioners, bar soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deodorants are welcome.
  • Snack Packs: Snack packs offer families opportunities to grab quick (but important!) bites on the way to the hospital. Individually packaged, non-perishable snacks are always need. Pretzels, fruit snacks, granola bars, cookies, chips, small waters/drinks make for great snack packs!
  • Seasonal: Valentine’s Day treats, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day baskets, and Camp Ronald McDonald House recreation kits help families celebrate special occasions and school breaks throughout the year.

Professional Services

Does your business or organization have a service to provide? Get involved today by contacting Bri Seoane, vice president, development and strategic partnerships at bri.seoane@rmhcbayarea.org or 650.470.6008.

Support Us On AmazonSmile

Selecting RMHC Bay Area as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile is an easy way to turn your shopping into support for families. For every purchase you make, Amazon will donate to RMHC Bay Area.

A little girl holds a pink polka dotted stuffed elephant

Comfort & Joy—
our biggest drive of the year

Rally your co-workers, customers, and community to collect toys, basic need items, and household goods for the year-end holiday season.

Request holiday gift tags for wish list items by emailing development@rmhcbayarea.org.

A boy gets his haircut by a sylist

Salon services & products —
help families de-stress

The Exhale Salon provides supportive and stress-relieving care to families through no-cost haircuts and massages. The Salon is equipped with salon hair styling stations, shampoo and conditioning basins, and massage tables.

Learn more by emailing volunteer@rmhcbayarea.org.

Whether you’re providing toiletries, holiday or educational toys, fresh linens and pillows; offering free haircuts or chair massages; or clearing gutters and trimming foliage, our in-kind donors help families every day.

A little girl holds a pink polka dotted stuffed elephant

Comfort & Joy—
our biggest drive of the year

Rally your co-workers, customers, and community to collect toys, basic need items, and household goods for the year-end holiday season.

Request holiday gift tags for wish list items by emailing development@rmhcbayarea.org.

Seasonal Drives

Throughout the year, we rely on community supporters to collect and donate backpacks, school supplies, Halloween costumes, and more to ease the burden of shopping for parents and provide a sense of normalcy and comfort during special times of year.

  • Comfort & Joy for the holidays: Our popular end-of-year drive engages companies and individuals in collect holiday toys and goods to make the holidays a little brighter for families who can’t celebrate at home.
  • Comfort & Clean this spring: Everything that makes your house a home we need to provide for 134 families, 365 days a year. That’s a lot of sponges, sheets, and supplies!
  • Comfort & Fun for RMH campers: Camp Ronald McDonald House is a chance for patients and siblings to explore, play, and make friends. Donated field trip tickets, educational group activities, art supplies, snacks, and more help kids be kids during school breaks.
  • Comfort & Thrive for backpacks and supplies: Support the learning, development, and creativity of patients and siblings with school supplies, backpacks, and more.
  • Comfort & Costumes for Halloween: Help siblings and sick kids be kids this Halloween, as they trick or treat around our 100,000 sq-ft campus.

Assemble Care Kits

Creating care kits for families is a great way to team up with your co-workers and friends. It’s also a great option for kids under 16 years old who’d like to volunteer. Email development@rmhcbayarea.org if you have questions or would like to know our most current greatest needs.

  • Comfort Kits: Comfort Kits offer families a variety of arts and crafts, travel games or activity items for all ages. These items must be new and in their original packaging.
  • Toiletry Kits: Toiletry kits help families meet basic needs and are instrumental to helping them feel comfortable and relaxed during stays at our Houses. We are in constant need of travel-sized items packaged in clear baggies. Hotel-style shampoos, conditioners, bar soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deodorants are welcome.
  • Snack Packs: Snack packs offer families opportunities to grab quick (but important!) bites on the way to the hospital. Individually packaged, non-perishable snacks are always need. Pretzels, fruit snacks, granola bars, cookies, chips, small waters/drinks make for great snack packs.
  • Seasonal: Valentine’s Day treats, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day baskets, and Camp Ronald McDonald House recreation kits help families celebrate special occasions and school breaks throughout the year.

Professional Services

Does your business or organization have a service to provide? Get involved today by contacting Bri Seoane, vice president, development and strategic partnerships at bri.seoane@rmhcbayarea.org or 650.470.6008.

Support Us On AmazonSmile

Selecting RMHC Bay Area as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile is an easy way to turn your shopping into support for families. For every purchase you make, Amazon will donate to RMHC Bay Area.

A boy gets his haircut by a sylist

Salon services & products —
help families de-stress

The Exhale Salon provides supportive and stress-relieving care to families through no-cost haircuts and massages. The Salon is equipped with salon hair styling stations, shampoo and conditioning basins, and massage tables.

Learn more by emailing volunteer@rmhcbayarea.org.