It’s easier than ever to help the House thanks to Amazon. Simply click here to visit our wish list on Amazon. Now, every time you want to make a purchase on Amazon, just be sure to shop via smile.amazon.com (it’s the same as Amazon.com only it will donate 0.5% of your purchase to your charitable cause). We also have online Amazon wish lists for each of our locations. This hassle-free option means that you can support the House from virtually anywhere in the country! Click here to shop our wish lists and help keep our pantries and shelves stocked for families.
Wish List Drive
Help us keep our expenses down and our inventories stocked by collecting items that our families need the most. All donated items must be new and not used, due to the immune systems of the children staying in the House. Click here to download our wish list and see what our top needs are. We will issue a receipt for the item(s) donated. It is the responsibility of the donor to place a value on the donated gift per IRS regulations.
Vehicle & Boat Donations
If you’ve got an old car, boat, RV, trailer or tractor lying around, consider donating it to a great cause and help keep families at Ronald McDonald House Tampa Bay together while their seriously ill child is in hospital. Our donation service picks up your vehicle at no charge, and you can claim a tax deduction on your donation. Please fill out this form to donate your vehicle to RMHC Tampa Bay. To learn more about our program and how it benefits our families, please contact Business Manager Joo Hooi Albritton at 813-258-6430, ext. 3.
Collecting pop tabs from cans is an easy and fun way to get your family or organization involved in supporting RMHC Tampa Bay. RMHC Tampa Bay supports your recycling of pop tabs for the benefit of our program and value this donor activity by many community groups and individuals in and around Tampa Bay. Please bring your tabs to one of our four Houses for recycling, or if it’s more convenient, you may take them to your nearest recycler and have them issue us a check. If you have questions about recycling for RMH, please contact Alison Barrick at (813) 258-6430, ext. 2.
Take your pop tabs straight to a recycler – view the list here
Watch how five-year old Eugene collected 14,000 tabs!
Thanks for pulling for the House!
Other Monetary Ways to Give
Your philanthropic legacy represents your core values and reflects how you want to be remembered by your friends, family, and community. Having a Planned Giving strategy is a way for you to incorporate charitable giving into the legacy you leave behind while enjoying financial benefits in the present. Unlike cash donations, Planned Gifts are typically made from assets in your estate rather than from disposable income, and come to fruition upon your death. There are many ways to give a Planned Gift: leaving a bequest in your will, designation of your retirement plan, outright gift, a gift of life insurance, or the remainder of a donor advised fund or grant from your foundation. A misconception is that planned giving is only for the “wealthy.” The truth is, even people of modest means can make a big difference through planned giving. For information on how to get started, visit us at http://www.rmhcpghome.org/Tampabay, or contact Lisa Suprenand, Executive Director at 813.258.6430, ext. 1.
Stock or securities gifts go toward the same great cause, our children and families, but carry extra benefits not associated with gifts made by check, cash, or credit card. You avoid capital gains tax, receive credit for the full fair market value of the shares (even though the cost to you is the original purchase price), and your charitable deduction is based on the full fair market value of the shares on the date the gift is made. For more information and instructions on how to donate stock to RMHC Tampa Bay, please contact Lisa Suprenand, Executive Director at 813.258.6430, ext. 1.
Many employers will match charitable donations made by their employees, so that every time you make a donation, your company will make a donation to the charity in the same amount. To participate, stop by your human resources office for a matching gifts form and either submit electronically to Joo Hooi Albritton, or mail it to: Ronald McDonald House Charities Tampa Bay, 35 Davis Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606