Keeping Families Close
Happy New Year From Our House to Yours
Chief Cheer Officer, Mac, with black & gold new year's hat on. Overlay text reads: Happy New Year from our House to yours
Our Chief Cheer Officer, Mac, wanted to stop by and wish everyone a happy new year as we look forward to what 2019 will bring!

We have lots planned for the new year and are excited to share that through our monthly e-newsletter.

So, whether you are a new subscriber, have been subscribing for years or are somewhere in between, thank you for all you do to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana and the 5,000+ families we serve annually.

Best Wishes & Happy New Year!
The Adopt-a-Room program is a year-long sponsorship of a room or continuing care apartment at our Limestone and Riley Houses. The program provides families with much more than just a roof over their heads — it helps to provide support, home-cooked meals and relief from their stressful situations. Most importantly, room partners are helping families focus on what matters most — their seriously ill or injured child.
In 2018, alumni and student brothers of the Sigma Chi Chapter of DePauw University worked diligently to raise money for the House as a symbol of support for a fellow brother, Chad Hinton. Chad and his wife, Emmalee, found respite at the Ronald McDonald House when their daughter, Elena, was being cared for at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Since their stay, the Hintons have supported the House and encouraged others to do the same.
Chad Hinton (L) & Lou Hensley (R) at Taste ...the Wine Regions of Italy.
This ignited a motivation among the brothers to further assist the Hinton's mission. Today, Sigma Chi sponsors a room next door to the room sponsored by the Hintons. Thank you for your support!
Mission Moment
Nicole Sharkey (mom) with Lillian.
"You guys [RMH] provide a little bit of peace in the midst of the storm. That's exactly what you do."

- Sharkey Family
Corporate Spotlight: Niagara Bottling
Members from Niagara Bottling serving a meal with their stormtrooper friends.
From serving meals with their Star Wars pals to providing bottled water for the House and our House events, Niagara Bottling has become well acquainted with what it takes to make our House a home for the 5,000+ families we serve annually.

In addition to providing warm home-cooked meals and their ongoing donations, Niagara Bottling also recently held a HUGE wish list drive through Starlight Foundation and donated backpacks with items to help keep our kiddos occupied at the hospital.

Every hour, every donation, every ounce of love and support that our corporate and community partners provide helps us keep families together and near the care they need. Thank you!
We are in need of meal groups for both our House at Limestone (located on the IUPUI campus) and our House located inside Riley. RMHCCIN welcomes meal groups on a one-time or recurring basis. Additional dates and meal group guidelines can be found here .
Please note: After the holidays a high-level of need remains for meal groups. We have many openings throughout the end of January and through February.
Interested? Please contact Marci Corbin, Family Experience Coordinator, at or at (317) 267-0605, ext. 210 or visit our website for additional opportunities and information.