Off-Site Group Volunteer Opportunities

Make care kits and snack packs for our families

To sign up for a time to deliver your completed kits, click here. 

For questions regarding these opportunities, email [email protected].

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Make Snack Bags


Our families are on the go! Help us provide a quick and easy option for families that do not have the time to sit and eat a meal at one of our houses. Please include individually packaged, non-perishable items only.

Item Suggestions:

  • Bottled water
  • Skinny Pop Popcorn
  • Beef jerky stick
  • Trail Mix or Nuts
  • Pretzels or Chex Mix
  • Oreos or Chips Ahoy
  • Protein bar (Pure Protein, Clif Bars, Quest)

Create Newborn Care Kits


Oftentimes, RMHC-KC serves as a baby’s first “home away from home.” It’s also common that the families staying with us have their newborn unexpectedly and come to stay at the Houses or Ronald McDonald Family Room inside Children’s Mercy Hospital without much warning. It’s nice to have a kit to hand to families to celebrate their new addition and shower them with love!

Item suggestions:

  • Newborn clothing
  • Board books
  • Baby toiletries
  • Burp cloths/bibs
  • Newborn hats/socks
  • Rattles & Teethers
  • Breastfeeding Essentials
  • Diaper Rash Cream

Put Together a Self-Care Kit


Parents and caregivers need to take care of themselves. Having a sick child can be extremely taxing. We are always looking for special opportunities that can bring smiles to parents on hard days. One easy way is by giving them these Self-Care Kits.

When buying items for these kits, think about getting gender-specific items for both mom and dad.

Item Suggestions:

  • Beauty/skincare set
  • Headphones
  • Adult coloring book
  • Travel mug/water bottle
  • Phone charger
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Chapstick
  • Playing cards
  • The Roasterie Café gift card (located inside Children’s Mercy)

Create Quick Meal Kits


Many families spend hours, months, and sometimes years at the hospital with their child. Being able to have access to a quick, warm meal can help families in a simple, yet impactful way. Please no canned items. Non-perishable food items only. Also please keep in mind the RMHC-KC food policy. Due to food safety concerns and the well-being of our families, we are unable to accept food items or baked goods that are prepared off-site. Please use individually and pre-packaged goods from a store in unopened containers and/or packages.

Item Suggestions:

  • Single-serve peanut butter packs
  • Prego Ready Meals
  • Protein snack packs (P3, Sargento, etc.)
  • Bottled Water
  • Salty Snacks (single-serve Pringles or potato chips)
  • Individual fruit cups and dried fruit
  • Sweet snacks (Oreos, Rice Krispies treats, chocolate cookies, etc.)

Snag something off our wish lists

If you want to make a BIG impact with little time, consider ordering something off of our wish list! We rely on generous donations from our community to stock the pantries and maintain the Houses and Family Room. Our wishlists contain food pantry goods, storage and paper items, cleaning supplies, linens and household items, personal care, family items, and office supplies.

You can also snag items off of our Amazon wish list!