You Can Meet Families’ Everyday Needs

We don’t want to get too personal, but we use more than $25,000 of toilet paper each year. (Now, that’s a lot of toilet paper!) Thanks to our generous community, most of the everyday household and cleaning supplies are donated.

Wish List Drives

Rally your friends, co-workers and community to hold a Wish List Drive. Below is our everyday Wish List. Our urgent Wish List needs are listed on the Weekly Wishes list (right) and on our Facebook page.

When you drop off your items, be sure to ask us for a tour of RMH to learn how your donations are put to work for the kids and families who stay with us.

Seasonal Wish List Drives

Depending on the time of year, your group may also like to participate in a seasonal Wish List drives.

The Wishing Tree, a holiday angel tree project (December)

Christmas in July (summer).

Contact Traci Cortez

Our Everyday Wish List Needs:


  • Sugar & Splenda
  • Coffee creamer
  • Hot cocoa
  • Single serving frozen meals
  • Breakfast foods
  • Pudding and fruit cups
  • Non-condensed canned soups and Chef Boyardee
  • Ramen noodles
  • Individual packages of chips (Lays, Pringles, etc.), crackers (Lance), and cookies (all brands)


  • 100# white cardstock
  • White copy paper
  • Forever postage stamps
  • Acrylic paint


  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Yard and lawn maintenance

Home Essentials

  • 13 gallon or 60 gallon trash bags
  • Cleaning sprays
  • Laundry detergent
  • Paper towels
  • Solo cups
  • Plastic spoons and forks
  • Food Lion and Kroger gift cards
  • Firewood
  • Walmart/Home Depot/Target gift cards
  • 20 inch color TVs
  • DVD players

Amazon Donations

Find us on Amazon’s gift registry. Don’t forget to link Ronald McDonald House of Durham & Wake with your Amazon Smile account so all your purchases will benefit the children and their families.

Christmas in July

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Collect items from our Wish List throughout the month and drop them off on July 25th. We’ll be celebrating with sweet treats and Santa! Your support means a lot – especially during the summer when our supply inventory if at its lowest.

Other Ways to Give

Make Fun Matter

A simple way for you to create your own fundraiser.

Pop Tab Collections

Little things can make a big difference.

Vehicle Donations

Donate your vehicle and help us help families.

Wish List

We rely on our generous community to donate everyday household supplies.

Change Collections

Help collect pennies, nickels and dimes for our Day of Change and all year round.