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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake acknowledges Brett Kelly and AIRMALL for their support of PHILANTHROPIK

PHILANTHROPIK is a series of charitable functions produced by activist, strategist and entrepreneur, Zachary McDaniels; designed to give all his friends, associates and business partners the opportunity to donate to, gain relationship with and connection to organizations of both historic significance and human value. These organizations often get saturated in traditional fundraising patterns that don’t induct the newest influx of wealth into their databases. PHILANTHROPIK is an effort to help join those who want to give with those that need it. A simple concept with continual gains! Let’s promote the future…


PHILANTHROPIK The Holiday Edition

Each year PHILANTHROPIK supports the valiant efforts of the Ronald McDonald House locally, to share and spread joy to sick and shut in children during the holiday season when they are most vulnerable and away from home + resources. We highlight the need and our network of friends and business partners come out to donate a plethora of toys and holiday cheer!

Guest Rooms

At the end of a long, stressful day at the hospital, our families come back exhausted. The gift of sheets helps them rejuvenate for the next day.

  • Solid Blue Full Size Sheet Sets
  • Solid Green Twin Size Sheet Sets
  • Solid White Twin Size Blankets
  • Solid White  Full Size Blankets
  • $30.00 or $35.00 gift card to Wal-Mart, Target or J.C. Penney’s will provide one of the above items

Stock Our Pantry

Our pantries provide food for our families who have spent everything they have to get their child to Baltimore for treatment.  They depend on a well-stocked pantry to help get them through their time at the House.

  • Chef Boyardee individual, microwavable meals
  • Hormel Compleats individual, microwavable meals
  • Barilla microwavable meals
  • Campbell’s soup on the go
  • Campbell’s microwavable soup
  • Individual fruit cups
  • Single serve cereal
  • Individually packaged snack items
  • Canned albacore tuna fish
  • Canned chicken or turkey
  • Smooth peanut butter
  • Strawberry jelly
  • 100% juice, juice boxes
  • A $100.00 gift card to Costco or Wal-Mart will stock our pantry for a week


There are always a few things our families need for their meals!

  • Dishwasher safe, plastic cups
  • Knife Sets
  • Disposable hot and cold beverage cups

Healthy Families

Many of our families have children with compromised immune systems.  They depend on certain products to help reduce germs and bacteria so they can keep their children as healthy as possible, especially during the winter months!

  • Lysol Disinfecting Wipes
  • Lysol Disinfecting Spray
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Hoover Carpet Washer
  • A $20.00 gift card to Wal-Mart of Target will provide all the above items for one family
  • A $200.00 gift card to Wal-Mart or Target will purchase a carpet washer

Clean Clothes

The House provides laundry equipment and detergent free of charge.  Families always need fabric softener and we never have enough!

  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Dye free/perfume free liquid laundry detergent
  • A $5.00 gift certificate to Wal-Mart of Target will provide a family with softener during their stay at the House
  • A $10.00 gift certificate to Wal-Mart of Target will provide a family with laundry detergent during their stay at the House

Playroom/Game Room

Our playroom and game room are the most popular room in the House and they gets lots of use. Help us replenish our supply of fun!

  • Pool Sticks
  • Pool cue chalk
  • Doll Stroller
  • Baby Dolls
  • Play kitchen pots and pans
  • Play kitchen food
  • Activity Walker
  • $50.00 gift cards to Toys-R-Us, Wal-Mart or Target to help replenish our playroom

Gift Cards

Always needed and always appreciated!

  • $25.00 cards to Wal-Mart, Target and Costco
  • $25.00 gas cards for Exxon, Shell, Royal Farms and BP
  • $25.00 cards for Home Depot and Lowe’s
  • $25.00 cards to Amazon.com
  • $10.00 cards to Dollar Tree


Although they focus on their children, please help us keep them warm and comfortable.

  • Starbuck’s gift cards
  • Panera gift cards
  • Women’s winter pajamas – adult sizes small through 3X
  • Men’s winter pajamas – adult sizes small through 3X
  • Bath and Body Works Products (no candles please!)
  • Men’s shaving supplies
  • Ravens and Orioles shirts and sweatshirts for Men and Women – adult sizes small through 3X
  • Winter gloves, hats and scarves
  • Warm socks


The holidays are the perfect time to spoil our little ones.  No board games or coloring books please (we have a large supply of those items). 

In order to ensure the health and safety of our families, all items must be NEW.

  • Birth to 12 months
    • No sew fleece blankets
    • Pack ‘N Play
    • Pack ‘N Play sheets
    • Rattles
    • Baby Einstein toys
    • Play Mat or play gym
    • Fisher-Price Sleepy Time Snugamonkey
    • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Love to Play Puppy
    • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Love to Play Sis
    • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Laptop
    • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Puppy’s Piano
    • Fisher-Price Brillint Basic’s Baby’s First Doll
    • Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Soothe & Glow Seahorse
    • Playskool Play Favorites Lullaby Gloworm
    • Vtech Rhyme and Discover Book
    • Bright Starts Get Movin’ Music Player
  • 12-24 months
    • No sew fleece blankets
    • Baby Einstein toys
    • Leap Frog Toys
    • Vtech Touch and Teach Turtle
    • Fisher-Price See ‘n Say
    • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Apptivity Creation Center
    • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Singin’ Storytime Puppy
    • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Opposites Monkey
    • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Dance & Play Puppy
    • Lego Duplo Sets
    • Little Tikes TotSports Easy Score Basketball Set
    • Little Tikes DiscoverSounds Sports Center
  • Ages 3-4
    • No sew fleece blankets
    • Lego sets
    • Animal Planet Big Tub of Dinosaurs
    • Leap Frog Toys
    • Vtech Toys
    • My Little Pony
    • Barbie Dolls
    • Tonka Trucks
    • Matchbox Cars
    • Disney Toys
      • Jake and the Never Land Pirates
      • Cars
      • Frozen
      • Doc McStuffins
      • Sofia the First
      • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
      • Octonauts
  • Ages 5-7
    • No sew fleece blankets
    • Lego sets (Including Disney Princess legos)
    • Leap Frog Toys
    • Vtech Toys
    • Hot Wheels cars and racing tracks
    • Spy Gear
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Toys
    • My Little Pony Toys
    • Lalaloopsy Dolls & Playsets
    • Monster High Dolls
    • Disney Toys
    • K’Nex Toys
    • Wonderology Science Kits
  • Ages 8-11
    • No sew fleece blankets
    • Lego sets (Star Wars, Disney princess, Hero Factory, Friends, Creator, Minecraft, Lego City)
    • Monster High Dolls
    • Remote control cars and motorcycles
    • Spy Gear
    • Star Wars Toys
    • Hello Kitty Watch
    • Star Wars Lego Watch
    • Nerf Toys (boys and girls)
    • My Look Craft Kits
    • Wonderology Science Kits
    • HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures

Tweens and Teens

During the holidays our tweens and teens sometimes feel forgotten.  Please help us to give them a memorable holiday!  Last year we had 12 children ages 12-21 in our House for the holidays!

  • iPod
  • iPad
  • $25.00 iTunes gift card
  • $25.00 Target gift card
  • $25.00 Wal-Mart gift card
  • $25.00 Amazon.com gift card
  • Starbuck’s gift card
  • Panera gift card
  • Hooded sweatshirt – adult sizes small, medium, large and extra large
  • Ravens and orioles t-shirts – adult sizes small, medium, large and extra large
  • No sew fleece blankets










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