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Ready to Comfort The Sick?

Assemble Self-Care Kits for Parents & Kids 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

Items can be gathered/assembled by a class, team, scout troop, family, or individual. Adult assistance will be needed to delivery the completed kit(s) to RMH Boston Harbor. Donations can be accepted between 9am-5pm 7 days a week. 

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult help will be required to drop off completed items at RMHBH in Charlestown, MA or with help shipping! 

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. Self-care kits give a parent or child all that they need to relax during treatment times or after stressful hospital visits. 

DESCRIPTION

Assemble self-care kits for families traveling to the Boston area for medical treatment. These kits can be assembled by you and donated to support RMHC Boston Harbor families. 


ITEMS NEEDED

Self-Care Kits can include:

    • Journal                           
    • Essential oils   
    • Small value gift card to a local coffee shop        
    • Body wash
    • Tea/hot cocoa                                                          
    • Face masks/scrubs
    • Bath bombs/salts/bubble bath                            
    • Lip balm
    • Body/hand lotion                                                    
    • Sleep mask

*Please no candles*


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Donations can be accepted between 9am-5pm 7 days a week. 


NEXT STEPS

Choose the items that you want to include in your kit. If you have any questions, or to schedule the delivery of your completed kit, please contact the RMH Boston Harbor Volunteer Coordinator at volunteerboston@rmhcne.org or 617-398-6458.

See VIEW INSTRUCTIONS below for details.


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  1. Grab a quart/gallon sized ziploc back, or other container large enough to hold your collected items for your toiletry 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 container/box.
  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. Please print, complete and include this donation slip with your container/box.
  6. Drop off your kits at Ronald McDonald House Boston Harbor, 250 1st Avenue APT 318, Charlestown, MA 02129.
  7. Any questions, contact the RMH Boston Harbor Volunteer Coordinator at volunteerboston@rmhcne.org or 617-398-6458.
  8. Be sure to let us know that you found this activity through PGK.
  9. Kindly fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity.
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