Home For The Holidays

It’s holiday season at Ronald McDonald House Houston!

The holidays can be difficult for families caring for a child undergoing life-saving medical treatment far from home. This year more than ever, your gifts make it possible for our families to experience the magic of the holidays together. Here is how you can help:

Provide a Meal with JoyFULL Eats

Parents with children in the hospital don’t want to leave their child’s bedside, often skipping their own meals to remain close by. The daily cost of eating also adds to their financial stress. Sponsoring a meal at one of our 3 hospital locations means that families can stay close, and parents have the nourishment and energy they need to care for their child. Meal sponsorships are available for all budgets. Contact Bettina at joyfulleats@rmhhouston.org for information.

Shop Our Holiday Wish List

Help stock our Holiday Market! In the weeks before Christmas, families “shop” our market and choose gifts for their family members at no cost. Over 100 families visit during the first week!  Our elves wrap the gifts and deliver directly to each family’s door on Christmas morning!

Donations needed on or before December 6, 2023.

Items must be NEW, UNWRAPPED, and in ORIGINAL PACKAGING. Ronald McDonald House Houston is located at 1907 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston TX, 77030.

Teen Gifts
Instax cameras and film, video game remote controls, tablets, Bluetooth speakers and headphones, fine jewelry, makeup, purses, sports items, watches, video games (rated E only) for current systems (PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox360), bath and body supplies, unique virtual experiences.

Baby and Toddler Gifts
Sleep sacks, blankets, diaper bags, clothing, toys labeled for children 0-36 months, baby Einstein, and VTech toys are always a hit!

Kid Gifts
Legos, Duplo, dress-up costumes, PJ Masks toys, bikes, trikes, wagons, and scooters (please include a helmet with each)

Gift Cards
Don’t know what to get? We can always use gift cards to supplement the Market, or for our Giving Tree., MasterCard, Amazon, Walmart, or Target cards in $20 increments are easiest for our families to use.

Please, NO stuffed animals, craft kits, books, board games, or puzzles. We have those gifts covered! 

All gifts must be NEW, UNWRAPPED, and in their ORIGINAL PACKAGING. Schedule your drop-off with our elves at holidays@rmhhouston.org.

Make or Buy Santa Sacks and Stockings

We will need at least 100 of each to be filled for Christmas morning! Sacks and stockings can be handmade or purchased new. Santa Sacks need to be 36” x 44” or larger. (Check out Pinterest for DIY ideas!)


Santa sacks and stockings needed by December 6, 2023.

Send Cards through our Holiday Greetings Program

For $10 per card, let our elves check an item off your list! The Holiday Card Program provides a thoughtful way to spread holiday cheer. Click here to learn more.