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Ready to Help Other Kids?

Host a Wish List Drive to support the RMH Boston Harbor

DURATION

More than 4 hours

WHERE

At your home or in your neighborhood.

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

An adult's help will be needed to ensure safe handling of donations and to donate the collected items to RMH Boston Harbor. 

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Families that stay at RMH Boston Harbor travel from across the country and across the globe to receive health care at Boston area hospitals. Pediatric patients and their families often travel with few belonging and many have limited financial resources, especially during long stays. 

RMH Boston Harbor supports our families with cost free accommodations and access to needed household items during their stay (i.e. laundry detergent, hygiene products, paper products, etc.)

Household items are used regularly and are often in need of replacing/replenishing before an RMHBH apartment is ready to welcome a new family. Our cache of household/wish list items is mainly stocked through donations from our community and volunteers like you! 

The need for wish list items is ongoing. 

DESCRIPTION

Help support families traveling to the Boston area for life-saving pediatric healthcare by hosting a wish list drive in your neighborhood/school/with friends.


ITEMS NEEDED

  • Let your friends/family know about your drive! Email, call, or post a flyer with information about when/where you are collected donations and what kinds of donations you are accepting! (reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteerboston@rmhcne.org for an up to date list of most needed items).
  • A container to collect the donated items.
  • An adult to help transport the donations and drop them off after your drive is complete!

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Get organized by clicking on "VIEW INSTRUCTIONS" below for step-by-step guidelines!


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
Sending or dropping off items to a nonprofit? Don't forget to tell them you found them through PGK! Download and print a packing slip here.
  1. Decide what wish list items you would like to collect. You can reach out to volunteerboston@rmhcne.org at any time to ask about current house needs. 
  2. Label your collection box and place it in a secure place outdoors where donations can be dropped off safely. (Make sure COVID-19 social distance protocols are being followed to ensure your safety)!
  3. Let your friends, family, classmates, and other members of your community know about your drive (include information about when and where to donate and what items are needed)! Keep them updated on the progress of your drive!
  4. Once your drive is complete, reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator at RMH Boston Harbor to schedule contactless delivery of your donation. Donations can be received from 9am-5pm 7 days a week. The Volunteer Coordinator can be reached via email at volunteerboston@rmhcne.org or phone at  617-398-6458. 
  5. Please fill out the impact survey of how many items you’re donating. Be sure to print the Donation Slip to include with your items!
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