Congratulations Jordan Almos!
Some of our best volunteer recruiters are our current and former volunteers! For this reason, we had a little fun last fall. Current volunteers who recruited a new volunteer had their name entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card for a movie and dinner. We are excited to announce that  Jordan Almos , who helps with data entry, won that drawing.

Thanks Jordan and congratulations!
Did You Know?
Just some trivia and tidbits that might be of interest.

  • On average, the RMH at Riley hosts 150 guests per day while Limestone hosts 150 guests each night
  • In December alone, 4,086 meals were served to Riley families at the RMH at Riley.
  • Thanks to our generous donors, Santa's Workshop provided 1,600 gifts to our families. Items included Colts, Pacer and Indy Eleven gear, as well as toys, blankets and stuffed animals. Also, a huge thank you to all the elves who made Santa's Workshop possible!
  • You will notice new pink journals in each of the 52 guest rooms at Limestone thanks to Girl Scout Troop 247. We encourage our families to write and share their stories with other families going through similar challenges. 
  • The support of the staff, volunteers and the community is outstanding. Families continually comment on the love and support they feel from so many people, most who they do not know.
  • Thank you for helping us fulfill our mission, every day of the year!
Operational Updates
2019 Wall Calendars: We are in need of 2019 calendars we can hang in guest rooms. If you receive one in the mail you won't be using, please give them to Patti Cooper at our Limestone location.
Yoga Anyone?
Houseguests, volunteers and staff are welcome to join our complimentary yoga classes on the first Monday of each month from 7- 8 p.m. The next class will be held on Monday,  February 4,  so please join us! Thank you Kelly Alford from  The Yoga Studio  for your generous donation. 
Look Who Was Caught Rolling Out
The Red Carpet
Mary Friend , Volunteer Resources Manager, caught Guest Services Volunteer,
Steve Schilling , demonstrating cooperation, communication and teamwork.

Mary wrote: "Routinely, when he is in for his Wednesday afternoon shift at Limestone, Steve asks me, 'Do you need any extra help next week?' He is also my 'go to' guy when we need someone to fill in on a vacant shift. In fact, since Steve started volunteering in March of 2018, he has volunteered over 57 shifts donating over 191 hours of service in 2018. We are so appreciative to have you on our team Steve!"

Thank you, Steve. We appreciate your dedication to teamwork!

Congratulations! Your Crew Carwash pass is in the mail.

Remember, if you catch a volunteer rolling out the red carpet and providing an excellent family experience, please submit a nomination using the form below. Printed copies of this form are also available in the front office at both Limestone and Riley. Each month, all nominations are eligible for a random drawing for a Crew Carwash pass.
Updated Volunteer Schedule
Please view the updated volunteer schedule at the link below.
Please join us in celebrating the following birthdays:
1/1 George Gordon
1/5 Danielle Hendricks
1/9 Tom Wallander
1/11 Brendon Glass
1/15 Alan Holt
1/16 Vickie Barton
1/17 Dick Pluckebaum
1/18 Deborah Warsaw
1/19 Patti Cooper
1/20 JoAnn Reed
1/20 Michael Rhinaman
1/21 Anita Butts
1/21 Uwase Umontoni
1/25 Lori Ball
1/25 Hannah Warfel
1/25 Gail Wind
1/31 Shayla Giese
Upcoming Events
Visit our website or watch for details in future editions of this newsletter for these upcoming events.
New Volunteer Orientation
Saturday, January 19

Monday, June 3
Friday, July 26

Friday, November 1
Substitute List
Please contact these people if you need a substitute
Lori Ball (Not available Tues or Wed)
(317) 371-9150

Katy Brawley
(317) 258-9451

Jennifer Cannady (Weekends only)

Gwen England (Weekday evenings, except Tues, and weekends)
Craig Ito (Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Rega Kowalski
(317) 241-1566

Steff Mabe (Not available Tuesday mornings)
(317) 374-2529
Anita Butts (Evenings)

Laurie Eagan (Weekdays, 12-3 p.m.)
(317) 691-3757
Michael Rhinaman (Weekday evenings)
(317) 258-4688
If you would like to add your name to this list, please contact Mary Friend at or at (317) 267-0605, ext. 225.

Please remember to notify the Manager on Duty for last minute shift cancellations. If you know your conflict in advance, notify Mary Friend. Also, let us know if you are able to find a substitute so we can update the schedule.

Be sure to notify Mary or the Manager on Duty directly rather than through your shift mates.

Thank you!
Our Mission
We provide a supportive "home-away-from-home" for families of children receiving medical care at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and other area hospitals, and we champion programs that improve the health, education and well-being of children.

Our Vision
Nurturing a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy.

Our Values: ICARE
  • Innovation: We aim for continuous improvement to provide the highest level of comfort and care for our families.
  • Compassion: We seek to listen, understand and serve.
  • Accountability: We strive for the highest level of integrity and transparency with all of our partners and stakeholders.
  • Respect: We treat all people with dignity, compassion and respect.
  • Excellence: We embrace our mission and passionately commit to creating the best "home-away-from-home" for our families.

Newsletter Editor
Mary Friend, CVA
Volunteer Resources Manager
Direct Line: (317) 267-0605, ext. 225