In-Kind Donations


In-Kind donations help RMHC Bay Area families meet every day needs and keep our Ronald McDonald Houses at Stanford and in San Francisco stocked with necessities to support a safe and clean environment for families caring for critically ill children.

Whether it be providing toiletries, fresh linens and pillows, providing free haircuts, or clearing gutters and trimming foilage, our in-kind donors help our Houses feel like home every day.

Does your business or organization have a service to provide? We welcome you to join our family of House supporters and get involved today by contacting Bri Seoane, Director, Development & Strategic Partnerships at 650.470.6008.

Give Comfort & Joy

Click here to see how you can help meet families' needs through in-kind drives throughout the year! 

Wish List

You can help the RMHC Bay Area provide a comforting and welcoming environment for families by donating items that can be used on a daily basis, or for House programs, birthdays, or Comfort & Joy.

Please ship or drop off donations to:
Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area
520 Sand Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Items can be dropped off Monday – Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Please note the restrictions listed below.

Click here to see our wish list.
Click here to see our wish list.

Right now, we are especially in need of the following items:

  •     Yellow or Green Microfiber Towels
  •     Dawn
  •     Cascade
  •     Sponges
  •     Batteries
  •     Safeway Gift Cards $25
  •     Shell Gas Cards $25
  •     Paper Plates
  •     Paper Bowls
  •     Plastic Utensils
  •     Travel Sized Toiletries
  •     Baby Wipes
  •     1.7-Cubic Foot Compact Mini Fridge and Freezer
  •     Graco Forever All in One Convertible Car Seat
  •     Graco Pack and Play
  •     Pack and Play Sheets
  •     Graco Dream Suite Bassinet
  •     Bassinet Sheets
  •     Umbrella Stroller
  •     Dryer Sheets

Questions? Please contact Jerome Holland, Jr., operations manager, at 650.470.6022.


Due to our infection control policy and to protect the privacy of our patients, we do not allow groups or individuals to personally distribute gifts to children. Donations are distributed to the children by House staff.

All donated items should be brand new and in original packaging.

Please do not wrap toys as presents.

We cannot accept books or stuffed animals at this time.

We do not accept Play-Doh, gum, glitter or items containing glitter.

Our highest needs are for gift certificates, and teen, tween or infant toys.