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Wish Lists

Help support families served through each of our core programs

Your donations bring comfort, hope, strength and love to children and families facing serious health challenges in our community. In addition to monetary gifts, items from our program wish lists help keep our pantries stocked, facilities cleaned and most pressing needs met. They ensure that we are able to provide all the resources and amenities a family may need during their time with us, so they can stay focused on what matters most — their child’s health and well-being.

Help Fulfill Our Wishes

Please review the lists below to see our current needs by program. Consider hosting a wish list drive at your school, church or workplace to collect items that our families use daily. Encourage friends and family to bring wish list items to upcoming birthdays, celebrations, and meetings, or host a seasonal wish list drive to collect much-needed items. You can purchase items directly off our Amazon Wish List, drop items off at the Ronald McDonald House (139 S. Lake Avenue in Albany) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or contact us at (518) 438-2655 to make special arrangements for delivery.

Ronald McDonald House in Albany, NY

Ronald McDonald House

  • Gift cards for House supplies and family needs/meals
      • Hannaford
      • Price Chopper
      • Dunkin’
      • Panera
      • Subway
      • Starbucks
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dental floss
  • Chapstick
  • Card games
  • Travel games
  • Activity books
  • 100% Juice boxes
  • Keurig K-Cup flavor packs
  • Bottled water
  • Individually packaged snack food
      • Mini muffin packs
      • Peanut butter packets
      • Cream cheese packets
      • Nutrigrain cereal bars
      • Cheese and cracker packs
      • Peanut butter cracker packs
      • Cereal cups
      • Microwave oatmeal cups
      • Pop-tarts
      • Single-serving chips, pretzels or popcorn
      • Single-serving nut packs
      • Single-serving raisin packs
      • Microwave pasta cups
      • Microwave soup cups
      • Easy Mac cups
      • Rice Krispie Treats
      • Single-serving cookie packs
  • Twin & Queen-size zippered mattress protectors and pillow protectors
  • Evening meal sponsors (click here for more info)
Man and woman pose with house-shaped cart offering coffee and snacks

Ronald McDonald Family Room & Hospitality Cart

  • Food and beverages
      • Nutrigrain cereal bars
      • Pop-tarts
      • Mini muffin packs
      • Single-serving nut packs
      • Single-serving raisin packs
      • Single-serving cheese and crackers
      • Single-serving peanut butter crackers
      • Single-serving chip bags
      • Single-serving cereal cups
      • Microwave oatmeal cups
      • Single-serving microwave pasta
      • Microwave soup cups
      • Single-serving Easy Mac cups
      • Rice Krispie Treats
      • Single-serving cookie packs
      • 100% Juice boxes
      • Keurig K-Cup variety packs
  • Finding Nemo & Dory!
      • Help restore our tropical fish tank following the COVID-19 pandemic
      • Amount needed: $1,000
  • iPads
      • For hospitalized children to engage in educational and fun activities, and to interact with loved ones who cannot be with them in person
      • Amount needed: 10 iPads (~$500 each)

Please contact Don Emery, Director of Community Service Programs, to learn more about providing any of the large items listed above.

Ronald McDonald Family Retreat at Krantz Cottage

Ronald McDonald Family Retreat

  • Gift cards and gift certificates for guest families and program support
      • Price Chopper
      • Home Depot
      • Gas cards
      • Lake George restaurant gift certificates
      • Lake George attraction gift certificates
  • Renovation and furnishing sponsorships
      • Sectional sofa – $2,000
      • Gas grill – $500
      • Microwave – $300
      • Apartment-size refrigerator – $500
      • Apartment-size stove – $1,200
      • Stove for downstairs – $700
      • Dishwasher – $800
      • Stackable washer/dryer – $1,700
      • 2 iPads – approx. $500 each

Please contact Lori Emery, Director of Operations, to learn more about providing any of the large items listed above.