Fill the Gaps

Often the families who stay with us at RMHWM don’t have time to plan or even pack for their stay. Therefore, we rely on our community to help supply items for these families to help lessen their burden. Supplies for our kitchen, pantry, laundry room and guest rooms are crucial so that we can keep provide for families who may otherwise go without the basic necessities. 

We invite schools, churches, individuals, families, organizations and employers to set up a collection drive to help us make our House a comfortable home for guests. 

To keep it simple, we’re created a few “kits” that are specifically designed to meet the needs for families. We’ve also provided links as examples of what we’re looking for. Learn more below:

Please note: RMHWM cannot accept donations of used bedding, clothing, stuffed animals, furniture and pillows. 

Don’t forget to use smile.amazon.com and choose Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan as your charity of choice!

Welcome Bags:

      • Thermal bag (for breast milk)
      • Hygiene kit (prepackaged)
      • Clear toiletry bag
      • Loofah
      • Onesies for baby
      • Stuffed animal
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Water Bottle
      • Notebook and pen

Shop our Welcome Bag List on Amazon!


Baby Going Home Bags:

Shop our complete list of needed infant items on Amazon!


Cleaning Supplies 

Shop our Cleaning Supply List on Amazon!


Food Supply Needs 

    • Individually packed shelf stable snacks; Chips, Granola bars, Fruit snacks, Crackers, Mini-muffins, etc.
    • Plain canned beans; Great northern beans, Black beans, Kidney beans, etc.
    • Rice (plain and mixes)
    • Pastas (all varieties and shapes) 16 or 32 oz. boxes
    • Dessert mixes (cakes, brownies, etc.)
    • Spices; Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Italian seasoning, Parsley, Oregano, Chili powder, Cumin, etc.
    • Pasta Sauces (red sauce and alfredo, jarred or canned)
    • Marinades and sauces
    • Baking chips (chocolate, white chocolate, cinnamon)
    • Canned tomatoes (diced, diced with green chiles, etc.)

Gift Cards

      • Gas Gift Cards
      • Meijer Gift Cards
      • Mastercard/Visa Gift Cards
      • Transportation Gift Cards
      • Walmart Gift Cards

Visit our full Amazon Wish List here to see other ways you can help Families at RMHWM!

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