Ronald McDonald House Requests

Cape Ivy is a nonprofit in VA that provides warm IV-friendly ponchos to chronically ill children who have leads and ports. Robes, sweaters and jackets don’t work with the lines.

Ponchos are provided free to Ronald McDonald Houses through the generous support of our donors, sponsors and grants. Please consider helping us financially so that Cape Ivy can provide as many ponchos as requested.

  • Ask a donor to sponsor a shipment ($10 per poncho) by providing a link to the targeted donations page. A donation of $150 provides the Ronald McDonald House with 1 box.
  • Share Cape Ivy in your newsletters and social media.
  • Share information with Cape Ivy on local grants in your area that might fund Cape Ivy.
  • Provide direct financial support to Cape Ivy.

Cape Ivy is managed, promoted and sustained by volunteers – no one receives a salary.

Durham, Sept 2019


The ponchos come in 3 sizes and in a variety of fun prints.

  • toddler
  • child (approximately ages 5-12)
  • teen


They are best for children with chronic illness who frequent hospitals often or for long stays. The ponchos are most useful for the patients in hematology/oncology units. Parents staying in the House can take a poncho to their child or they can be distributed through a Family Room. The ponchos also work well for your patient residents who are traveling to and from the hospital for outpatient treatment or for those who are in isolation at the House following a transplant.

Please provide a contact email so we can contact you if we have questions or need to share information about your shipment
Please include department/floor/room and any other information so that the boxes will reach Child Life!
Our typical box will contain 4 toddler-sized ponchos, 7-8 child-sized (ages 5-12) ponchos and 3-4 teen-sized ponchos. Please indicate if you would like a different distribution.
Please share specific requests or comments.
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Additional notes on how you found Cape Ivy or other comments or questions you have.

Children at these Ronald McDonald Houses have received ponchos! We would love to reach more houses. Please share this page with your colleagues in other Houses.

Charlottesville, VANorthern Virginia – FairfaxRichmond, VA
Roanoke, VAWashington, DCWilmington, DE
Philadelphia, PAPittsburgh, PAHershey, PA
Durham, NCGreenville, SCCharleston, SC
Atlanta at Egleston, GAAtlanta at Scottish Rite, GAAugusta, GA
Cincinnati, OHAkron, OHColumbus, OH
Dayton, OHLouisville, KYLexington, KY
Baltimore, MDMorgantown, WVCamden, NJ
Long Branch, NJ (closed)New Brunswick, NJNew Haven, CT
Boston Harbor, MASpringfield, MAProvidence, RI
Miami, FLGrand Rapids, MI