Help families stay together this back to school season

Summer is coming to a close, which means it’s already that time of year again! Back to school shopping is an inevitable “to do” on your list, so why not make it a more rewarding experience by adding Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho to your checklist? We have a lot of opportunities for you to help and it only takes a matter of minutes. Here are a few ideas of how you can help keep families together this back to school season…

Gas Cards & Gift Cards

Our goal is to minimize the stress placed on families of ill or injured children. Donating gas cards or gift cards to the House is a great way to help with gas, groceries, or personal items for families.

Right now, we are running low on gas cards and gift cards. While you’re out shopping, consider grabbing a couple for gas, WinCo, Albertsons, Walgreens, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, or other places within walking distance of the House. You can drop them off at the House between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. any day of the week, including weekends.

Wish List Items

We are always in need of certain essentials to have around the House so we can make each and every family’s stay as comfortable as possible. Here are some of the primary wish list items we need.

  • Travel size hygiene products
  • Variety pack of individual chips
  • Infant toys (rattlers and teethers)
  • Laundry detergent

Consider picking up some of these items while you’re out shopping. For more ideas, visit our full August wish list with all our current needs. If you’re too busy to stop by or don’t live in town, you can also order online by visiting our Amazon wish list.

Community Giving Partnerships

Utilizing our community giving partnerships is an extremely simple way for you to contribute to RMHC of Idaho. There are a lot of different opportunities for you to do your shopping through places that help important causes like ours. Here are a few…


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, 0.5% of your purchases will go towards RMHC of Idaho. If you do your back to school shopping on Amazon, this is the perfect way to help the House!

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Support RMHC of Idaho by shopping at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and use it when you shop at Fred Meyer. Take a moment to check your Fred Meyer account online to verify that you have chosen Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho as your charity to support.


Goodsearch:  Search the internet with Goodsearch and raise a penny for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho. All you need to do is select Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho as your charity of choice.

Goodshop: Powerful Coupons. Effortless Giving. Shopfunding. Select Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho as your charity to support. Then, when you shop at thousands of stores, a percentage of what you spend will be donated to us.

Giving Assistant

A shopping rewards platform that makes it easy for shoppers to both save money and give back for free. Shoppers can earn cash back, find the latest coupon codes from over 3,000 trusted brands, and have the option to choose RMHC of Idaho to donate a portion of their cash back earnings.

Thank you for adding us to your shopping list this back to school season. Whether it’s donating gift cards and wish list items or using our community giving partnerships to help the House, we appreciate all that you do to help keep families together.