Our Wish List

You can help us make Christmas special for our families this year by donating to the Santa Sacks Programs in Calgary and Red Deer. Items donated are given to our families to open on Christmas morning. This holiday season, you can help give the gift of magic to families going through one of life’s most difficult times.

Calgary Santa Sacks        Red Deer Santa Sacks

While having a gift to open during the holidays is important, please also consider giving the gift of a night’s stay at the House. While our families only pay $12 a night, we rely on donors like you to cover the $172 difference to operate each family suite.    DONATE NOW

 

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 Allie at aacker@rmhcsca.org or 403-240-3000 ext. 113.

To schedule a drop-off date in Red Deer, please contact Rhanda at rbonetgraham@rmhcsca.org or 403-340-2007 ext. 105

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.

 

Calgary Wish List

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Around the House

  • High efficiency unscented liquid laundry detergent
  • Unscented fabric softener
  • Unscented dryer sheets
  • Garbage bags White – 50.8 cm x 49.5 cm
  • Medium and large Tupperware containers
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Laundry baskets
  • Step stools for the rooms for kids to reach the sink
  • Candy or trick-or-treat items (nut free, NO toothbrushes or pencils please)

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
  • Disposable coffee cups/lids
  • Disposable spoons and forks
  • Medium and large Rubbermaid containers for food storage.

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)
  • Sugar (dark brown, white and icing)
  • White chocolate chips
  • Flour
  • Lemon pie filling
  • Jell-O
  • Tart shells (frozen)

Craft Room

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

  • Crayola washable paint
  • Food colouring
  • Glitter
  • Playdough

Gifts for Children

  • Small Lego kits
  • Painting /Craft Kits
  • Child toys (Fisher Price, Disney, LOL Dolls, Barbies, StarWars, Trucks, SuperHero Etc.)
  • Sports Paraphernalia
  • Video Games
  • Bluetooth Speakers
  • Headphones
  • iPods

  • 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

 

Red Deer Wish List

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For Our Families

  • New stuffed animals (Teddy Bears) Urgent
  • Shampoo and conditioner (travel size)
  • Body wash (travel size)
  • Deodorant
  • Slippers (adult sizes)

In the Kitchen

  • Plastic (Ziploc) bags (medium, large or XL sizes and freezer bags)
  • Plastic wrap
  • 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
  • Butter (Much Needed)
  • Sugar (brown and white)
  • Oatmeal
  • Chocolate chips (semi sweet and white)
  • Raisins
  • Eggs
  • Shredded coconut

For Infants

  • Toys for ages 0 – 6 months (Much needed) 
  • Preemie and 0 – 6 month clothing and sleepers
  • 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)

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
  • Box stores (Walmart, Toys R Us, etc.)
  • Malls
  • Coffee shops
  • Restaurants
  • Gift certificates