Brighten Holidays, Warm Hearts
Embracing the spirit of love, joy, and togetherness, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southwest Florida is delighted to present our annual Holiday Wish List, a heartfelt initiative that helps past and current Ronald McDonald House guest families in need during this gift-giving season. We invite you to join hands with us in making this season extra special for families.
As you browse through our Wish List, envision the happiness your contribution will bring to families facing challenging times. Each item you choose is a step towards making their holiday season a little brighter, a little warmer, and a lot more hopeful.
Click here to download the PDF version of our Holiday Wish List.
IMPORTANT: Donation drop-off/delivery is from November 15th to December 15th. Delivery/drop off location is: RMHC SWFL 16100 Roserush Court, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Questions? Call 239-437-0202.
Here are five effective ways to help collect gifts for families in need:
Spread the Word: Utilize social media platforms, community bulletin boards, and local newsletters to spread awareness about the Holiday Wish List. Encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to participate and share the initiative within their networks. The more people know, the more support you can gather.
Organize Gift Drives: Coordinate gift drives at schools, workplaces, religious institutions, or community centers. Set up collection points where individuals can drop off new and unwrapped items from the Holiday Wish List. Create friendly competitions between different groups to encourage participation and maximize donations.
Host Fundraising Events: Organize fundraising events such as bake sales, charity dinners, or holiday-themed gatherings. Use the funds raised to purchase items from the Wish List. You can involve local businesses, restaurants, or artists who might be willing to donate a portion of their sales during specific periods to support the cause.
Collaborate with Local Businesses: Partner with local businesses to set up collection boxes in their establishments. Offer recognition and publicity in return for their support. Some businesses might even consider offering discounts or special promotions to customers who contribute to the Holiday Wish List, creating a win-win situation for everyone involved.
Engage Schools and Youth Groups: Involve schools, colleges, and youth organizations in the initiative. Encourage students to create handmade cards or crafts to accompany the gifts. Organize educational sessions to raise awareness about the importance of giving back to the community. Engaging young minds not only instills a sense of social responsibility but also brings invaluable contributions to the cause.
Your kindness knows no bounds, and your generosity knows no limits. Thank you for being a part of the Ronald McDonald House Charities SWFL family. Happy holidays!