With the Christmas and holiday seasons around the corner, we are thinking of the many families with seriously ill children staying with us at Ronald McDonald House Charities® Alberta. For these families, the financial impact of the holiday season can be difficult. With your help and contribution to Santa Sacks, Santa will find children at the House and our families will feel the magic of the season and the generosity of our community. Santa Sacks provides gifts for all members of the family: infants, children, siblings, parents, grandparents, and caregivers.

There are two ways to participate in Santa Sacks 2023:

1. Send wish list items directly to the House through Amazon.

Donating Wish List items is an easy way to support RMHC Alberta families and to ensure they receive exactly what they need this holiday season.

Please select the House you would like to send your order to. You can shop online and purchase items directly from our RMHC Alberta Amazon Wish Lists that we created for the families staying at the House. Don’t forget to include your name and contact information with your order so we acknowledge and provide a tax receipt for your thoughtful donation.

Please submit your Amazon online order by Wednesday, December 13 to ensure gifts are received by Christmas for our families to enjoy.

2. Drop donations off at a Ronald McDonald House in Alberta.

Please email Sandi Ferchau at SFerchau@rmhcalberta.org to confirm your involvement.

As you shop and purchase gifts, we suggest you use the Amazon Wish Lists or the Santa Sacks Wish List as guidelines. Please review the Wish Lists on this page for ideas on more personalized gifts for family members of different ages staying at the House, including preemies, infants, teens, and parents.

Once you have finished shopping for your items and are ready to drop them off to the corresponding House, you may contact Sandi Ferchau directly at SFerchau@rmhcalberta.org. We kindly request that all Santa Sacks donors schedule a time and date prior to dropping off items at all the Ronald McDonald Houses across the province.

We kindly request donations are dropped off on or by December 15th.

Thank you for supporting RMHC Alberta families through your Santa Sacks gift donations. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sandi Ferchau, Stewardship Manager at SFerchau@rmhcalberta.org