Our Wish List

We rely on donations of items from our Wish List to help keep costs low so that we can continue to provide a home away from home for the hundreds of families that come through our doors each year.

These items, which include baking supplies, toiletries, crafts and recreation materials and pick-me-up gifts for families, go a long way in helping our families feel at home while they are here.

You can make our houses feel like home by donating items from our Calgary and/or Red Deer Wish Lists.

Calgary Wish List

Around the House

  • High efficiency unscented liquid laundry detergent
  • Unscented fabric softener
  • Unscented dryer sheets
  • Bleach
  • Mr Clean
  • Garbage bags White – 50.8 cm x 49.5 cm

In the Kitchen

  • Kitchen utensils (i.e. spatulas, serving spoons, etc.)
  • Reusable water bottles / reusable cups with straws
  • Plastic (Ziploc) bags (medium, large or XL sizes and freezer bags)
  • Take-away food containers

Baking Supplies

To be used by our volunteer bakers who help make our families feel at home.

  • Butter (1 lb unsalted)
  • Skor bits
  • Cocoa powder
  • Vanilla (pure)
  • Shredded coconut
  • Sugar (brown and white)
  • Chocolate chips (semi sweet and milk)
  • Raisins
  • Eggs

Craft Room

A space where our little ones create endless art projects and learn

  • Crayola washable paint
  • Food colouring
  • Glitter
  • Playdough

Gifts for Babies

  • Play mats
  • Walking toys
  • Stroller toys
  • Developmental toys
  • Baby monitors
  • Baby books
  • Preemie clothes

Gifts for Parents

  • Adult colouring books
  • Baseball caps (not sports-related)
  • Books
  • Coffee/tea mugs
  • Face masks
  • Gift certificates
  • Lotions
  • To-go/travel mugs
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Red Deer Wish List

For Our Families

  • New stuffed animals
  • Shampoo and conditioner (travel size)
  • Body wash (travel size)
  • Deodorant
  • Slippers (adult sizes)
  • Hand/body lotion

In the Kitchen

  • Reusable water bottles / reusable cups with straws
  • Plastic (Ziploc) bags (medium, large or XL sizes and freezer bags)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Aluminum foil
  • Parchment paper
  • Square casserole dishes
  • Take-away food containers

Baking Supplies

To be used by our volunteer bakers who help make our families feel at home.

  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugar (brown and white)
  • Oatmeal
  • Chocolate chips (semi sweet and white)
  • Raisins
  • Eggs
  • Shredded coconut

For Infants

  • Toys for ages 0 – 6 months
  • Preemie and 0 – 6 month clothing and sleepers
  • Diapers in newborn/infant sizes
  • Baby books
  • Activity sets
  • Play mats
  • Soothers and teethers

Around the House

  • High efficiency unscented liquid laundry detergent (Purex)
  • Unscented fabric softener
  • Unscented dryer sheets
  • Garbage bags (contractor type)
  • Liquid hand soap (refill size)
  • RYOBI 40V Lithium Cordless Jet Fan Blower

Gift Cards

Gift certificates to the following stores are given to families to provide a pick-me-up as well as to cover necessary expenses. 

  • Grocery stores
  • Gas stations
  • Box stores (Walmart, Toys R Us, etc.)
  • Malls
  • Coffee shops
  • Restaurants
View Complete List

In order for our team to best assist you, please schedule a date to drop your items off.

To schedule a drop off date in Calgary, please contact Christelle at croy@rmhcsca.org or 403-240-3000 ext. 120. To schedule a drop off date in Red Deer, please contact Cassandra at cgalenzoski@rmhcsca.org or 403-340-2007 ext. 104