Off Site Group Volunteer Opportunities
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 pre-packaged goods from a store in unopened containers and/or packages.
Suggestions for Quick Meal Packs:
- Ramen Noodles Cups
- Prego Ready Meals
- Bottled Water
- Easy Mac Cups
- Sweet treats
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!
Here are some item suggestions:
- Preemie & newborn clothing Board books
- Baby toiletries Burp cloths/bibs
- Newborn receiving blankets Newborn hats/socks
- Rattles & Teethers Binkies & Pacifiers
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.
- Beauty/skincare set
- Adult coloring book
- Travel mug/water bottle
- Phone charger
- Fuzzy socks
- Colored pencils
- Playing cards
- The Roasterie Café gift card (located inside Children’s Mercy)
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!
Donation Drop-Off Info
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City: 2502 Cherry St. Kansas City, Missouri 64108
RMHC-KC Family Room inside Children’s Mercy Hospital: Please clink on link for step by step directions! https://www.rmhckc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Directions-to-the-Family-Room.pdf