Our Wish List

“The House took a huge pressure off of us. It really is amazing how they accommodate for everything you need in the House. It really hits you what you really need when this happens to you,” – Family member

Our houses and family rooms are just like your home – we need the basics and more to help comfort and support families.

You can really make an extraordinary difference with ordinary everyday items to keep the house running and making it feel like home.

Items for the House

What We Take

We kindly accept new, unused, recently purchased and unexpired items and greatly appreciate environmentally-friendly products.

Top Ten Most Needed Items

    1. Individually wrapped snacks (chips, cookies, crackers, etc.)
    2. Individually packaged cereal
    3. K-Cups
    4. Individual portions of soup/mac n cheese
    5. Drawstring garbage bags – 13 gal and 4 gal for all Houses; 30 gal for RMH near Advocate; 55 gal for RMH near Lurie Children’s
    6. Laundry detergent
    7. Cleaning supplies:  Lysol Wipes, Scrubbing Bubbles, toilet bowl cleaner, Windex, Soft Scrub & all purpose cleaner.
    8. Gift cards to Target, Amazon, Jewel, Home Depot, Sam’s Club/Walmart, OfficeMax, Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, CVS & Walgreens.
    9. Postage stamps
    10. White copy paper 8.5 X 11

What we don’t take

We do not accept used or opened items. We do not take donations of used furniture, used books,  used toys (games, videos, etc.) or used stuffed toys.


Ordering on Amazon Wish List – Donating through Amazon Smile

Ordering supplies: You can purchase items for our Houses on our Amazon Wish List for an easy way to support our children and families. Please be sure to include your name and contact information to acknowledge your donation.

Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Children’s Hospital

Ronald McDonald Family Room in Edward Hospital

Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center

Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s

Ronald McDonald House near Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Register and support us: You can register through the AmazonSmile program to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana.  In purchasing eligible items, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to our House.

When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to choose which organization you would like to support.


Dropping Off Supplies to the Houses

Donations can be dropped off at any one of our locations listed below.  If possible, please give us a call in advance at the numbers listed:

Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Children’s Hospital
4410 West 93rd Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
708.423.5285

Ronald McDonald House near Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital 
0N150 Winfield Road
Winfield, IL 60190
630.517.8678

Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center
Tripp Ave at Airmail Road
(1 Airmail Road on your GPS)
Located on the Hines VA complex
Hines, IL 60141
708.327.2273

Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s
211 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
312.888.2500

Ronald McDonald House near UChicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital 
5444 S. Drexel Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
773.324.5437

Ronald McDonald Family Room in Edward Hospital
801 S. Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540
630.527.3800