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!
Michelle Study-Campbell, CEO
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You can support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana by shopping through Amazon's philanthropic program, AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know - same products at the same prices with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to RMHCCIN at no additional cost to you! To shop, visit smile.amazon.com and select the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana as your preferred charitable organization. That's all it takes. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation! For more information, please visit the AmazonSmile program.
You can help make staying at the Ronald McDonald House easier for our families by donating items from our Wish List.
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Snack Items (Individual Chip Bags, Pretzels, etc.)
Liquid Hand Soap
Cereal (Individual Servings)
Lysol Wipes / Lysol Spray
Queen & Twin Blankets (new)
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
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!
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
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
Kids & Clays Foundation
Daystar Directional Drilling
who helped make this event possible. We hope to see you all next year!
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?
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!
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
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.
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
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
20% of your purchase will be donated to the House. Your lunch, dinner, drinks, and even carry-out items can help keep families close!
|Day of Change
Oct. 15 | All Day
McDonald's of Central Indiana
Mark your calendar for the RMHC
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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):
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.