September 2016


Happy Fall! 

Our annual "Wild, Wild Midwest Sporting Clays Shoot & BBQ" in beautiful Kokomo, IN brought the last of our summer events to a close. Thank you to the Howard County Izaak Walton League of America for hosting us and, of course, our wonderful presenting partners Dr Pepper and the Kids & Clays Foundation who helped make this event possible! We are so grateful for your support.

As temperatures continue to drop, the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change, we look forward to lots of Fall fun including our special partnership with McDonald's "Whole Latte Lovin'" campaign, North Central High School's "Empty Bowls" event and -- of course -- our annual "Taste...the Wine Regions of California" gala. New this year, we are adding the "Taste After Dark" after party hosted by our Young Professional's Board!

We certainly keep busy here at RMHCCIN, but these events are so important to helping us hit our fundraising goals and support as many families as possible each and every day. We thank you all for supporting us, whether you're hosting these events or simply attending them. I hope to see you around soon!

Take Care,

Michelle Study-Campbell, CEO


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Top  Wish List  Items
You can help make staying at the Ronald McDonald House easier for our families by donating items from our Wish List.

Pop Tarts
Pasta Sauce
Granola Bars
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Snack Items (Individual Chip Bags, Pretzels, etc.)
Liquid Hand Soap
Dryer Sheets
Cereal (Individual Servings)
Lysol Wipes / Lysol Spray
Queen & Twin Blankets (new)

Please click here to view our full wish list.
Mission Moment: Giving Back to the House that Love Built

A big RMHCCIN thank you to the William Blackburn Family, William Brinkmeier Family and Joe Bickle Family who generously donated commercial-grade refrigeration and freezer units.

Bill and his family stayed at our House at Riley earlier this summer after a serious car accident hospitalized his wife and children. His 13-year-old daughter, Emily, endured the most severe injuries -- suffering multiple lacerations to all abdominal organs and severing her pancreas. 

Thank You to Our Community Partners!

Thank you to our friends at Ermco, Inc. who donated a generous $6,000 of proceeds from their annual charity golf outing! It was a beautiful day for golf and we are so grateful for your support!

Thank you City BBQ for selecting RMHCCIN as your supported charity at Touchdown Town at last week's Colts vs. Charger's tailgate! $1 of every meal sold was donated to the House and they even sent one of our families (pictured) to the game and lunch! Thank you for all that you do!

Big thanks to the Kendra Scott Indy team who welcomed us to their brand-new store at the Fashion Mall with a Kendra Gives Back event! 20% of proceeds from the event were donated back to RMHCCIN and, thanks to your help, we raised over $370 in just two hours! Thanks to all who came out to shop and Kendra Scott Jewelry for their generous donation.

Another Rootin' Shootin' Time at our Annual Sporting Clays Event!

We had a wonderful time at our annual Wild, Wild Midwest Sporting Clays Shoot & Barbeque on September 17! It was a wet one but a little rain has never dampened our spirits. A big thank you to all who came out to support our families, the Izaak Walton League of Kokomo for hosting us and, of course, our wonderful partners   Dr Pepper, the Kids & Clays Foundation, Messer Construction and Daystar Directional Drilling who helped make this event possible. We hope to see you all next year!

Click here for scores and winner's from the day's event! 

Heartland Film Festival Gives Back

Looking for something to add to your fall bucket list?  The  Heartland Film Festival runs Oct. 20 - 30 and has over 135 amazing independent films running this year.

Purchase your tickets online using promo code
RMHCCIN 16 and $2 of each ticket will come back to RMHCCIN! Plus, all online tickets receive a special $3 discount, so it's a win-win!

Visit to learn more!

One Night...One Mission...Two Spectacular Events

Experience a journey of all of the senses - particularly the heart - for the benefit of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana (RMHCCIN) as you indulge in the best of California's vineyards, artfully presented food tastings and shop our one-of-a-kind silent auction at our annual "Taste..." event Friday, October 21, 2016 from 7 - 10 p.m.

Then, don't miss the inaugural Taste After Dark after party, hosted by the Young Professionals Board (YPB), immediately following our Taste event! Starting at 10 p.m., enjoy a night of electrifying beats, wine tastings inspired by California wine country, a signature cocktail, flight of spirits crafted by Broken Beaker Distillery, creative food pairings, and more - all atop Chase Tower at the spectacular D'Amore.

Individual seats and table registration is still available. Be sure to visit our website for more information or contact Sonya Robinson, Events Manager, at
Save the Date for October's Community Fundraisers

McDonald's "Whole Latte Lovin'"
Now - Nov. 24 
McDonald's of Central Indiana

Get your morning caffeine fix and do a little good! Now through Nov. 24 , p urchase any specialty McCafe beverage from an Indianapolis-area McDonalds and $.20 will be donated to RMHCCIN!

Granite City Brewery
Oct. 5 | All Day 
Downtown & Carmel Locations

Looking for a delicious way to support RMHCCIN? Join us at  Granite City Food & Brewery - Indianapolis or  Granite City Food & Brewery - Carmel for a dine-to-donate event. Stop by and present this flyer any time on Wednesday, Oct. 5 and
20% of your purchase will be donated to the House. Your lunch, dinner, drinks, and even carry-out items can help keep families close!

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Day of Change
Oct. 15 | All Day
McDonald's of Central Indiana

Mark your calendar for the RMHC
#DayOfChange on  Oct. 15
Celebrate by  donating your spare change in the RMHC  Donation Boxes at participating McDonald's restaurants! 

Your change stays local, so please  join us in Keeping Families Close.

Empty Bowls
Oct. 20 | 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
North Central High School

Join us at North Central High School for this one-of-a-kind fundraising event! Tickets are $7 and are purchased at the door. Attendees will each receive a soup dinner, keepsake bowl designed by a participating high school student and an opportunity to shop the silent auction. All proceeds benefit RMHCCIN.

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For more information on upcoming community events, please contact Savannah Ball, Development Associate, at (317) 267-0605 ext. 209 or  
Save the Date: Holiday Open House!

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with RMHCCIN at our annual "Home for the Holidays" Open House!  Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 4 - 7 p.m. for light hors d'oeuvres, seasonal treats, a visit from Santa and, of course, our ceremonial lighting of the House! 

More details to come. Please contact Sonya Robinson, Events Manager, at with any questions.
Meal Groups Needed for October!

Sometimes after a long day at the hospital, a home-cooked meal can make all of the difference, and you have the opportunity to make that difference!

We are in need of meal groups for both our main House located on the IUPUI campus and our smaller House located inside Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. 

Available October Dinners (Main House at Limestone):
  • Sat. 10/1
  • Tues. 10/4
Breakfast dates are also available. For the House at Riley meal availability, please visit here.
RMHC Scholarship Application Opens Oct. 1!


Since 2008, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Indiana (RMHCCIN) has awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.
In 2017, RMHCCIN will award 25 Central Indiana high school seniors each with a $5,000 scholarship. Selection criteria for the award includes: applicants must be a high school senior, under 21 years of age, a legal U.S. resident, eligible to attend a two-or four-year college and living in RMHCCIN's geographic area.
Applications will open October 1, 2016 and close January 18, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
For more information and how to apply, visit the RMHCCIN Scholarship program page.