Gotta Catch ‘Em All

Are you playing the new Pokemon Go app? We’ve discovered that a great place to catch critters is along the Burke Gilman Trail. The trail features lots of pokestops and pokemon (although be alert for other joggers and bikes on the trail). More importantly: the park next to the Ronald McDonald House is a gym in the game!

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If you’re planning to stop by the gym or are taking a stroll on the Burke Gilman while you catch ’em all, consider dropping by the house with some items on our wishlist. In addition to providing housing for families with a child receiving medical treatment at Seattle Children’s, we also provide a free pantry so families can make a meal whenever they need to. During the summer, we run particularly low on snacks, as many patient siblings are staying with us while school is out. Since our House is full of little pokemon trainers, we go through things like granola bars, fruit snacks, trail mix, etc. very quickly. The gym and the House are also conveniently located very close to the Sand Point Metropolitan Market, which is a great place to pick up items we need.

What are we most in need of at the moment? We are looking for:

  • Pudding/Jello cups
  • Granola bars
  • Individually packaged cookies/crackers
  • Mac and cheese cups
  • Applesauce cups
  • Fruit cups
  • Shelf stable chocolate or regular milk
  • Fruit snacks, fruit leathers
  • Nut or trail mix snack packs

Please note that we cannot accept cans larger than 16 oz., expired items or items from personal pantries (such as home canned fruit).

Questions? Write to , our Communications Manager.

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At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska, we support seriously ill children and their families. At the Seattle House, we provide a "home-away-from-home" to help families through a difficult time. We also provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage while their children receive medical care. Our IRS tax number or EIN is: 91-1061043.

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5130 40th Ave NE

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Phone: 206.838.0600


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Phone: 907.729.4667