March 2017 
| Vol 9, Issue 3
Keeping Families Close
Ronald McDonald House Charities © of Central Ohio
An extraordinary partnership 


Dr. Marc A. Levitt speaks about the impact that Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio has on Nationwide Children's Hospital and the life saving work that his team does, everyday.

April is volunteer month
RMHC Volunteers are amazing and April is a month dedicated to celebrating them!  You can follow our volunteer "why" stories this month during #MYWHY.
 
Win designer handbags at Handbag Hullabaloo

 

Each attendee gets the chance to win high-end designer handbags while enjoying complimentary drinks and small plate food at this fun and truly unique event! Join us Thursday, April 6th at Crown Mercedes-Benz Dublin located at 6500 Perimeter Loop Road Dublin, OH 43017.

Witness a dance battle at Lifetime Fitness

This Saturday, April 1st at Lifetime Fitness in Dublin, dance instructors will be battling out their skills from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in a fundraising effort to support Shawn Donovan and his daughter, Zariah.  Shawn has been staying at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House for the past 18 months while Zariah is receiving treatment at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Refreshments, snacks and activities for kids will be offered during the event and a "special guest" will be making an appearance!  10% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to RMHC!
 
Skate with us at Skate it Forward
 
Saturday, May 6th at the OhioHealth Ice Haus


 
Skate It Forward is an annual ice show featuring championship level skaters while showcasing talents of local figure skaters. Hosted by The Skating Club of Central Ohio in partnership with OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks, Skate It Forward combines the love of our sport with a desire to help keep families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

Run or Walk in the Mommy Mile at Polaris Fashion Place 
Sunday, May 7th, 2017


Celebrate the moms and ladies you love at Mommy Mile! This 5K and 1 mile fun run are the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. All participants (kids included) will receive a unique "swag bag" and Mommy Mile t-shirt.
Run in the Challenge Columbus 5k!
 
Bring wellness to your workplace in the  Challenge Columbus 5k on Saturday, May 13th!
  
 
  
 
Golf in one of our tournaments this summer!
Run for a cause with Team RMHC 
Team RMHC is the charity running team for the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. We run, walk and step for RMHC families. It's all for the kids, and you just might achieve some personal goals while you're at it! 
  • RECEIVE A FREE CAP CITY RACE BIB WHEN YOU RAISE $500
  • NEW FITNESS GOALS? JOIN OUR FITBIT STEP CHALLENGE
  • NEW TRAINING PROGRAM WITH THE COLUMBUS RUNNING COMPANY

 
2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

Make a difference by keeping families close at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. Special event sponsors receive participation opportunities and recognition at RMHC of Central Ohio events throughout the year. With levels ranging from $3,000 to $50,000, you or your company can participate at any level.


Our annual Joe Mortellaro Golf Classic is right around the corner!  To learn how you can sponsor this event and others please   email Jamie Foltz or call 614-227-3740. 
 
Other 2017 RMHC Special Events:
  • Dig It for the House
  • Handbag Hullabaloo
  • Paint the Town Center Red
  • A Taste of Tinseltown
  • Sporting Clays
  • The Bake Sale

WISH LIST TOP TEN
    1. Disinfecting Spray (i.e. Lysol)
    2. 13 gallon trash bags
    3. Gift & Gas Cards to local retailers (Target, Kroger, Giant Eagle, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe's)
    4. HE Laundry Soap (PODS preferred)
    5. White Corelle soup bowls
    6. Breakfast Cereal and Pop Tarts
    7. New, white, full-sized bath towels
    8. Scrubbing Bubbles for bathtubs
    9. Disinfecting Wipes
    10. Large full-sized foil steam table pans
Every time you shop at  AmazonSmile , Amazon will donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio! If you have an Amazon account or are setting up an account, please select Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio as your charitable organization! 

Ongoing Promotions 
Foodiecard Online Sales

A Foodiecard deck costs $30 and includes over $500 in coupon savings at 54 different restaurants around Columbus. Foodiecard donates 50% of every deck sold from Foodiecard.org when you select RMHC as your cause to support. 


Good Deed Rags

Purchase a shirt from   Good Deed Rags , and select Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio as your charity and $10 from each shirt comes back to the House.


House Meals
Click on the picture to visit the meal page on our website. 

Meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House are provided by generous people like you in the community.  
There are no available dinner dates for April. Click the link below to view the calendar and sign up for early for next month!

Quick Links
Volunteer
Become a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House and make a difference. To learn more and apply, click here.
Naming Opportunities 
The Ronald McDonald House has grown!  Click here  to learn more about how you can leave your mark at the House.
Donate a Vehicle 
Donate a car, truck, boat, RV, motorcycle, tractor, or any other vehicle and help sick kids.  Click here
to donate today.

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