There are a number of items that we go through very quickly, snacks and toiletries are often on the top of our list. As you scroll through this page, you will see suggestions for items that we use most often. Or, if you prefer to shop online, we have set up a Wish List on Amazon that you can shop from right from home! Simply use the button below to find our list of suggested items, and whatever you decide to purchase will be shipped directly to RMHC!
Have you heard about Amazon Smile? You can register at smile.amazon.com and choose RMHC of Michiana as your preferred charity, then a portion of ALL of your Amazon purchases are donated back to us! All you have to do is register at smile.amazon.com, and choose RMHC of Michiana as your preferred charity, then start shopping for all of your favorite Amazon items!
Donations of food items are always welcomed–but just like home, when we run out of the essentials, we’re off to the grocery store! Gift cards to local stores help us keep our pantry stocked and the refrigerator filled.
- Sam’s Club
When your house sleeps 20 families, you go through a lot of cleaning supplies!
- Liquid dish soap
- Dishwasher detergent
- Paper towels
- Zip food-storage baggies
- Liquid hand soap
- Hand sanitizer
- Dish sponges
- Laundry detergent (high efficiency)
- Dryer sheets
Donations of household cleaning supplies go a long way to keep our home clean and safe for families.
As you can imagine, in an emergency very few families have the time to pack an overnight bag before heading to the hospital. The majority of our families arrive with nothing more than the clothes on their back–and they often end up staying for days or weeks at a time. The ability to take a hot shower and brush your teeth makes a huge difference in your ability to focus and keep your energy up in a crisis.
- Soap or shower gel
- Brush and/or comb
Toiletry items are essential for families who find themselves staying with us unexpectedly.
Breakfast, lunch and quick snacks throughout the day are all self-serve for RMH families. We keep the pantry filled so parents have options for quick meals during the day. A parent’s goal is always to get back to their child’s bedside as soon as they are able. Foods like:
- Peanut Butter sandwiches
- Macaroni and cheese
- Canned soups
- Boxed pasta meals
- Granola bars
- Fruit cups
- Single serving snacks like: bags of chips, trail mix, cookies and sandwich crackers make great snacks for our coffee cart as well!
Office supplies like:
- Copy paper
- Postage stamps
- Mailing labels
- Tape refills
These are all very useful donations to RMH that keep the House running smoothly.