Donate Items From Our Wishlist

Items to Support the House That Love Built

To keep each of our Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room running as a home, we rely on Wish List item donations. Thirty-two families stay at our House each night and we could use your help in making their stay as comfortable as possible. Approximately 2,100 visitors use the Family Room each month, as well.

Our full wish list is below; however, right now we especially need the following items: a variety of canned soups, grab-and-go snacks and laundry detergent (Dreft and regular). If you can contribute any of these items, please feel free to deliver them to the House (2144 Fairfax Ave) Monday-Sunday between 9 a.m.-8 p.m. You can also shop for our families on Amazon! Visit, hover over “Account & Lists”, select “Find a List or Registry” and search for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville.


For our community cabinet and refrigerator:

Breakfast cereals                                                         Pop-Tarts/Pastries

Non-dairy creamer                                                      Cheese (sliced, string, shredded)

Microwave foods/dinners (not frozen)                   Sugar (5lb. bags)

Canned meals (ex: Chef Boyardee)                          Kuerig cups (coffee & tea)

Canned soups/Ramen noodles                                 Sandwich bread/Buns

Lunch meat/Hot dogs                                                Oatmeal

Snack foods (individual size snacks)                       Butter

Chips (individual bags)                                              Eggs

Breakfast bars                                                              Fresh Fruit

Salad Dressing


Trash bags (all sizes)                                                 Styrofoam cups (12oz. & 16oz.)

Ziplock bags (gallon size)                                         Bleach            

Toilet paper                                                                 Laundry detergent

Paper towels                                                                Dreft baby detergent

Lysol wipes                                                                  Paper bowls (20oz.- microwave safe)


Grocery gift cards

Fast food gift cards

Gas cards

Activity passes and tickets (movies, zoo, museum, sporting events, etc.)

Family Room Wish List

The Ronald McDonald Family Room is located on the 5th floor (Pediatric Critical Care Unit) of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  The Family Room is a place where families can come to relax and have something to eat and drink when they feel they just need to walk away from the bedside but still need to be close to their child.


Cookies (snack packs)
Snack cakes (ex: Little Debbie’s)
Juice boxes
Regular coffee
Hard candy (peppermints, lollipops)
Fruit snacks
Pudding/Jell-o cups
Individual microwaveable serving meals (ravioli, beef stew, etc.)
Pop tarts
Breakfast bars (granola/fruit-filled)
Cereal (individual serving size)
Easy Mac
Chips (individual serving size)
Non-dairy creamer packets
Crackers (peanut butter or cheese)
Saltines (individual packages)
Rice Krispie Treats


8 oz. Styrofoam cups/lids

12 oz. cups/lids

Plastic forks/spoons

Small paper plates

Paper bowls (20 oz.- for microwave use)


Lysol Disinfectant Spray

Lysol Wipes

 Become an S.O.S. Sponsor (Stock our Shelves)

For a donation of $500, food items, snacks and supplies will be purchased for the Family Room for an entire month. Your name or organization will then be displayed in the Family Room as the “S.O.S. Sponsor of the Month.”