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Stress Relief Kits for Families

DURATION

30-60 Minutes

WHERE

from home!

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Families travel to Ronald McDonald House for medical care from across the country and the globe, leaving many of their belongings behind. These kits make RMH families feel more like home and allow families to focus on treatment. Stress Relief kits give a parent or child all that they need to relax during treatment times or after stressful hospital visits.

DESCRIPTION

The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House can accommodate 75 families each night and continues to serve as a “home away from home” for hundreds each year. Since its chartering, the House has served more than 30,000 families from all states in the U.S. and more than 45 countries across the world.

 


ITEMS NEEDED

Parent/Teenager Kit

  • 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*
  • Adult coloring book
  • Pack of colored pencils
  • Word search or Sudoku book
  • Pen/pencil
  • Yoga cards (Example on Amazon)

 

Kits for Kids

  • Coloring book
  • Sticker book
  • Pack of crayons
  • Children’s book
  • Calming strategies –  example in folder
  • Yoga poses cards – example in folder

 

LAUNDRY KIT: 

  • 2 dryer sheets
  • 2 laundry pods
  • Snack size or sandwich size ziploc bag
  • Feel free to add in a note saying "Wash with Love" or "Fresh Smells for Days" or "So Fresh and So Clean" (as examples)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


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 Marco Calderon at mcalderon@rhmcsc.org

Check out the step-by-step instructions to get started!


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
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  1. Decide which kit you want to make: parent/teenager, kid or laundry kit (or make all 3!)
  2. organize your supplies
  3. Gather in a box
  4. Contact Marco Calderon to coordinate shipment or drop-off 
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