Wish Lists

Help stock the Ronald McDonald House and Family Room.

Now you can support guest families right from your home or office. Purchase items from our wish list, assemble care kits and welcome bags to stock our House and Family Room with comforts of home.

Here’s how you can help. Household and personal care items, healthy snacks, books, and gift and gas cards in $25 denominations keep our pantries fully stocked.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • We have 31 guestrooms at our Ronald McDonald House and 4 rooms at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Madison.
  • When creating care kits or welcome bags, please make enough for all the families staying with us.
  • Items must be in their original packaging, new and from a smoke-free environment for the health and safety of our families.

Contact Sophia Melgar before starting your project to see what items are most in need.  If you are a business partner, please contact Monica Johnson.

Donations can be dropped off daily from 9 am – 6 pm at the Ronald McDonald House, 2716 Marshall Court, Madison, WI 53705. Or ship your donations directly to us.

Thank you for providing a “home away from home” to the families we serve.

Wish List Drives

Rally your friends, co-workers, and community to hold a Wish List Drive. For the health and safety of our families, we can only accept NEW items.

Care Kits

Using a ziplock bag, create a toiletry kit for our families to use for an overnight stay. Kits should include travel sized items: a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand sanitizer and facial tissue.

Gift Card Drives

Collect gift cards in $25 denominations to grocery stores, Target, Amazon, gas cards and more to distribute to our families in times of need or to purchase meals and cleaning supplies for our House. Click here for a complete list.

Snack Bags

Snack bags are a great way for our families to enjoy a quick treat on the go! These are great for families to take with them from the House to the hospital. All snacks included in the bags should be individually packaged.

Gift Bags for Families

It’s such a wonderful treat for the families to receive goodies when they return from the hospital. It really brightens their day! You can build a gift bag assortment to suit your giving budget and creativity. Think of something you would like to receive or something you would want while spending a lot of time at the hospital caring for a loved one. Ideas include: puzzle books, magazines, healthy treats, coloring books for kids or adults, personal care items, a neck pillow, fun socks and things to do while spending time away from home.


You can drop off donations daily from 9 am – 6 pm at our Ronald McDonald House in Madison, 2716 Marshall Court, Madison, WI 53705. You can also ship your donations directly to us if preferred. For questions, please contact Sophia Melgar.