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Ready to Help Other Kids?

Assemble Kits for families staying at RMH Boston Harbor

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

At home, school, with friends or family! A great volunteer opportunity for individuals and groups.

WHEN

RMH Boston Harbor is open to families throughout the year. This is an ongoing need. 

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Items can be gathered/assembled by a class, team, scout troup, or individual. Adult assistance will be needed to delivery the compelted kit(s) to RMH Boston Harbor.

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Families travel to Boston for medical care from across the country and the globe, leaving many of their belongings behind. These kits make RMH Boston Harbor feel more like home and allow families to focus on treatment. Hygeine kits save families a trip to the store, art kids provide patients/their siblings a fun activity during treatment times, and movie night kits allow families to spend quality time together. 

DESCRIPTION

Assemble a needed kit for a family traveling to the Boston area for medical treatment. These kits can be assembled by volunteers and donated to support RMHC Boston Harbor families. Donations can be accepted between 9am-8pm on weekdays and 9am-5pm on weekends.


ITEMS NEEDED

Grab N Go Snack or Breakfast Kits are a great way to support families as they spend long days in the hospital with their children. Pack a snack bag with a small water or juice & breakfast treat or afternoon snack item (i.e. granola bar, crackers, dried fruits, etc.). Feel free to include a note (please no religious messages or “Get Well Soon”).

-All items must be store bought, no made from home snacks/items

 

Toiletry Care Kit is a little way to share a big welcome to our home away from home. Fill quart or gallon size Ziploc with travel-size necessities (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb/brush, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion, lip balm, hand sanitizer, facial tissue). Feel free to include a tag or note (please no religious messages or “Get Well Soon”).

 

Art kits. These will be distributed to our families as requested. Kits can include watercolor/paint set/pens/markers, small canvases, journals, Play-Doh, construction/plain paper, colorful tape, stickers, or anything that can keep creative kids busy. (Please no glitter).

 

Movie Night Kit

Help families plan a fun night in by providing all they need to have a movie night. Movie night kits can include commercially made snacks (i.e. microwave popcorn, candy items, and other treats) and can include a DVD children’s movie (G or PG rated only please).


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Choose which kind of kit you would like to assemble for an RMH Boston Harbor family. If you have any questions, or to schedule the delivery of your completed kit, please contact the RMH Boston Harbor Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@rmhcene.org or 617-398-6458.


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
  1. Grab a basket, gift bag, or other container large enough to hold your collected items for your kit.
  2. Collect the designated items for your kit. You may want to do a drive and ask friends, neighbors, classmates, or others you know to bring a designated item to a birthday or holiday party, or as part of another activity you are participating in.
  3. Arrange all of the collected items in the basket/bag.
  4. If you wish to add a card or note to your kit, please do so! (please no religious messages or “Get Well Soon”).
  5. Drop off your kits at Ronald McDonald House Boston Harbor, 250 1st Avenue APT 318, Charlestown, MA 02129.
  6. Any questions, contact the RMH Boston Harbor Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@rmhcene.org or 617-398-6458.
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