Donate Goods

At RMHC New Zealand we take care of the practical things so families can focus on their child staying in a hospital away from home. Our Houses operate like any home except on a bigger scale. We try to keep our pantries stocked with the basics so families have one less thing to worry about when staying with us. Cash donations are always preferred as we can then spend it on the items we need most. You can make a donation on our website here.

However if you would like to purchase some items for the House, we would love if you could help us restock our pantries and kitchens. Below is a list of the things we currently need.

Please note: we are no longer able to accept second hand donations, except for clean good quality clothing and books, which can be passed directly to families. For health and safety reasons second hand toys and other household products can no longer be accepted.

Food – non perishable

  • Canned food (baked beans/spaghetti/tomatoes/soup/fruit)
  • Baking ingredients (flour/baking powder/baking soda/golden syrup/icing sugar/castor sugar)
  • Cooking oil/olive oil (small size)
  • Potatoes/kumara/pumpkin/carrots/onions
  • Biscuits/muesli bars (no nuts)
  • Toast spreads
  • Soy sauce/marinades/stir in sauces

Food – perishable

  • Dairy (butter/cream cheese/cheese/yoghurt)
  • Eggs
  • Margarine/Olivani spreads
  • Fruit juice

Kitchen equipment

  • Tea towels
  • Tinfoil/cling wrap/baking paper/paper towels
  • Stainless steel cutlery (knives/forks/teaspoons)
  • Pot scrubbers/dish brushes/dish gloves/dish cloths
  • Sharp chef’s knives
  • Electric beaters/stick blenders
  • Electric frying pans
  • Deep roasting dishes (domestic size)
  • Large non-stick frying pans
  • Large pots
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cooking utensils (spatulas/wooden spoons/vegetable peelers)

Other non-food/kitchen items are also welcome:

  • New gifts, toys, games, books for teenagers
  • New toys/books for babies/toddlers e.g. big plastic trucks, ride on toys, board books, play gyms
  • New gifts for parents
  • Gift cards ($10, $20, $25) for families e.g. supermarket, The Warehouse, petrol stations or movies
  • Shampoo/conditioner/body wash products
  • Women’s sanitary items

If you would like to donate these, please drop them off (daily between 9am-7pm) or send them to:

Ronald McDonald House Auckland Domain
Building 11, Auckland Hospital,
2 Park Road,

Ronald McDonald House Wellington
30-38 Riddiford St
Wellington 6021