House Update: March 2016
Michelle's Message
Happy March! Spring is right around the corner and with the warmer weather brings lots of opportunity to get involved with the House!

In this issue you'll read about NextGear Capital, one of our wonderful corporate partners. 

Our corporate partners are essential to helping us provide services to more than 5,000 families every year.  Not only do they help fund our programs and services, they give us the gift of their time, products and expertise. We could not do what we do without them!

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.

Granola Bars
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Snack Items (Little Debbies, Individual Chip Bags, Pretzels)
Liquid Hand Soap
Dryer Sheets
Bottled Water
Pop Tarts
Cereal (Individual Servings)
Lysol Wipes / Lysol Spray
Queen & Twin Blankets (new)

Please click here to view our full wish list.
Finding Strength at the Ronald McDonald House

When Yvonne and Jarrod Duff of Greenfield, IN, found out they were expecting their first child together, the couple was elated. They began to make plans for their future as they anxiously awaited the arrival of their baby.

However, their wait proved to be much shorter than anticipated as early testing showed that Yvonne was suffering from small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma- a rare and aggressive form of cervical cancer. After many discussions regarding treatment, Yvonne's medical team decided on an aggressive four-week course of action that would ultimately result in an early delivery of their baby girl.

Thank You to Our Corporate Partner NextGear Capital

It's hard for us not to mention NextGear Capital and gratitude in the same sentence. Since 2009, NextGear's support and commitment to the Ronald House of Indiana and the families we serve can be seen through their generous annual donations, event support, in-kind donations and volunteerism.  Whether preparing a meal or sponsoring an event, these gifts of time, treasure and talent have helped enable our House to nurture a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy.

We are proud to call the Ronald McDonald House our partner," says Patty Turner, Director of Events and Community Relations with NextGear Capital. "We are grateful that we have a part in providing comfort and care to sick children and their families."

Thank you NextGear Capital for all you and your employees do to keep families together when they need it most!
Join Hank's Volunteer Army on Saturday, March 12!

Looking for a fun and unique opportunity to give back to Ronald McDonald House families? Join local country music station, HankFM at the Ronald McDonald House on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. - noon to help pack "going home" bags and bake cookies at our House on Limestone!

After a long stay at the hospital, families often have not had to think about grocery shopping or meal planning once they return home and are just anxious to get back. Our going home bags, generously donated by Thirty-One Gifts, are filled with snacks, activities, helpful resources and all of the fixings for a family's first meal to have at home -- helping to ease their minds even after they have left the House.

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Cook for a Cause at the Ronald McDonald House! 

Join the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana and IUPUI's Tourism and Event Management Department for a one-of-a-kind cooking class and competition at "Cooking for a Cause"  on Thursday, April 21! Attendees will join Indianapolis' own Tyler Herald, Executive Chef of Patachou, Inc . and Craig Baker, Executive Chef of Plow and Anchor in teams of three or four as they face-off to create the best dish for families staying at the House.
Registration is limited. Click here for more details!
Proceeds to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana.

IMCU Gives Back to the Community

The Ronald McDonald House of Indiana is eligible to win $6,000 as part of Indiana Members Credit Union's 60th birthday celebration! You can help us win by voting once per day through March 31. Thank you for your help in #KeepingFamiliesClose

Note: You must click "submit choice" at the bottom of the page for your vote to count.