Happy Wheels Hospitality Cart

Bringing comfort to families inside the walls of the hospital

Note: The Happy Wheels Hospitality Carts at Saint Alphonsus Boise, St. Luke’s Boise, and St. Luke’s Magic Valley are suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus concerns. We are monitoring this situation and will continue updating this information.

Updated October 5, 2020

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho is committed to serving as many families of seriously ill children as possible.  This means going outside the walls of the Ronald McDonald House and into the hospital. That’s what the Happy Wheels Hospitality Carts are all about.

Designed to serve families who wait for hours without leaving the hospital or their child’s bedside, the Happy Wheels Hospitality Carts provide a bit of comfort as they travel the hallways of Saint Alphonsus and St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise, as well as St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center. The carts bring parents a hot beverage and snack while keeping the little ones entertained with books, fun activities, and toys. Run by volunteers at each hospital, you’ll see the carts in action on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

You can help keep the Happy Wheels Carts available for families at the hospitals by becoming a cart sponsor or providing items to keep the carts stocked.

Complete your sponsorship information online.
Sponsorships are $1,200 per quarter per cart and you may select the cart and quarter you wish to sponsor. Groups, families, businesses or individuals can be a Happy Wheels sponsor. Your name/organization will be displayed on the cart, listed on the Happy Wheels page on our website, and mentioned through our social media platforms. You will also have the opportunity to provide a sponsor identified item for the cart such as lip balm, hand sanitizer, tissues, water bottles, or other appropriate items.

Questions? Contact Mindy Plumlee via email or (208) 609-3376

Happy Wheels Wish List 

You can also help by providing some of the wish list items below. All donations for the Boise Happy Wheels carts can be dropped off at the Ronald McDonald House between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Any donations for the Magic Valley Happy Wheels cart can be dropped off at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center. Please leave at the front information desk and indicate the donation is for the Happy Wheels cart.

Wish List

Snacks Toys & Activities
Breakfast Bars Puzzle Books
Granola Bars Playing Cards
Protein Bars Coloring Books Adult
Crackers/cheese Coloring Books Kids
Fruit Snacks Children’s Books
Applesauce Small Plush Animals
Chips/Pretzels Infant Toys


Interested in volunteering? 

For those interested in becoming a Happy Wheels volunteer at one of the Boise hospitals, contact RMHC of Idaho Volunteer Coordinator, Micaela, at micaela@rmhcidaho.org or 208-336-5478. If you’re interested in volunteering for the Magic Valley Happy Wheels cart, contact Kim Patterson at kimpa@slha.org or 208-814-0861.



2020 Sponsors

Big O Tires is our 2020 sponsor for the Happy Wheels Hospitality Carts in St. Luke’s Boise and Saint Alphonsus Boise. We are grateful for the amazing support of this company!