You Can Help Us Meet 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, much of the everyday household and cleaning supplies are donated.

Rally your friends, co-workers and community to collect our top Wish List items. When you drop off your items, join us for a tour of RMH to learn how your donations are put to work for the kids and families who stay with us.

Depending on the time of year, your group may also like to participate in our seasonal Wish List drives like The Wishing Tree (December) or Christmas in July (summer).

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We always have needs for the following items:


  • 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

Christmas in July

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

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.

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.