Giving an item from our Wish List is a great way to make a practical impact on their lives. It is also often a great way to engage your family, friends or co-workers in a meaningful and fun group activity.

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting families with a seriously ill child.

This holiday season, RMHC Toronto will be accepting donations of essential food items for our families. As we follow Toronto Public Health safety protocols to protect the vulnerable population we serve, it is important that you contact us at giftsinkind@rmhctoronto.ca to confirm your food item donation and to organize your donation drop-off time during our scheduled hours. We are still following an essential visitors only policy, so we must limit the amount of people on-site at one time. Please note we cannot accept donations of any unessential items (including toys and books) and your food items must be before their expiry date.

RMHC Toronto has also created an Amazon Wish List. This is an easy and safe way for us to accept items that will make a difference for our families.

We appreciate your generosity and support, and wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

Holiday Wish List Items

Pantry Staples

Snack Items (most important)
*Must be individually wrapped /grab and go snacks*

  • Granola Bars
  • Snack Bars
  • Protein Bars
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Chips
  • Fruit Bars
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Fruit Cups
  • Apple Sauce
  • Oatmeal (variety)
  • Juice

Canned Items

  • Soup
  • Canned Meat
  • Canned Fish
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Chicken, Vegetable and Beef Broth

Dry Goods
*900 g or smaller please*

  • Pasta Noodles
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Rice
  • Rice Sides
  • Instant Noodles

Baking & Cooking Items
*Individual size please*

  • Cooking Oils (Olive and Canola)
  • Cooking Sprays
  • Vinegar
  • Baking Mixes (cake, brownies, muffin)
  • Pancake Mix
  • Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder

$25+ Gift Cards

  • Grocery Stores (preferably with delivery service)
    • Walmart, Costco, Farm Boy
  • Amazon
  • Dollar store
  • Food Delivery (UberEATS, Skip The Dishes)

Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks to the generosity of past donors, we have a sufficient amount of toys and books.

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to pick up gift-in-kind donations.

So that you may be properly greeted and thanked, we ask that you please arrange a delivery time in advance by emailing us at giftsinkind@rmhctoronto.ca.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept donations of hand-made items.

Unfortunately, for the health and safety of the children we support, many of whom have weakened immune systems, we are unable to accept used toys or clothing.

Why RMHC Toronto?

The financial and emotional burdens can be overwhelming on families with a seriously ill child. Since 1981, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Toronto has served as a place to call home for families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment.

65%

of Canadians live outside of a city with a children’s hospital

40 years

of supporting families at RMHC Toronto

71%

of our funding comes from generous donors

The impact of your donations

In 2020, donor support made the following possible:

1,583

Families supported at our House and Family Rooms

11,634

Nights of comfort provided to families staying at our House

19,452

Visits to one of our seven in-hospital Family Rooms