April 2017
Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!
Thank You For Keeping Families Close
A Message from our CEO
  Lori Kleiman Honoree, Jean Zimpfer (left),  and RMHCCIN CEO, Michelle Study-Campbell.
Volunteer, Leah Shubert, accepts award for 
35 years of volunteer service at RMHCCIN.

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week! Volunteers are truly the heart of our House. Last year alone, our volunteers contributed nearly 36,000 hours preparing meals, doing projects around the House and checking in guests! On Sunday, we kicked off our week of gratitude with our Annual Volunteer Celebration at the beautiful Marrott. A special congratulations to those celebrating anniversaries this year and to our Lori Kleiman Award winners: Jean Zimpfer and Lori Ball.

 We certainly could not keep more than 5,000 families close each year without the help of our hard-working and dedicated volunteers. To all of our RMHCCIN volunteers, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

 Be sure to check out photos of the event here!
Mission Moment: Words from the Heart

We could write a million stories thanking our amazing volunteers -- but nothing sounds better than hearing what volunteering at RMHCCIN and keeping families close means to them. Check out the video above to hear from a few of our amazing volunteers in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week!  
Mark Your Calendars!
RMHCCIN Night @ Indy Eleven
Saturday, May 6

Be sure to join us on Saturday, May 6, for RMHCCIN night at Carroll Stadium! Watch the Indy Eleven face-off against FC Edmonton! 

Use the code Ronald at giveback.indyeleven.comf
or this or any regular season game and a portion of your ticket purchase will come back to RMHCCIN! 

Tuesday, May 16

Look good. Feel good. Do good! Talbot's at The Fashion Mall and RMHCCIN invite you to shop for modern classic styles on Tuesday, May 16, to help keep families close!

Simply mention you are shopping on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana and 10% of your pre-tax total will come back to the House.

Can't attend but still want to give back? Phone orders will apply at (317) 846-6336 or call to arrange alternative shopping times!

Heroes for the House 5K
Saturday, June 17

Calling all super heroes! Get your teams together and run, walk, bike or stroll your way over to the NCAA Hall of Champions on Saturday, June 17, for the 11th Annual  IREM Heroes for the House 5K! Sign up with your coworkers, business partners, family and friends, and compete for awards and prizes, all while raising money for the House!

Register online at  heroesforthehouse.org.

Adopt-A-Room Partner Spotlight: The O'Connor and Schulhof Family

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.

This month, we would like to take a moment to say thank you to Alicia Schulhof & Patrick O'Connor and Tuck & Sandy Schulhof for their support.

" My family and I celebrate the opportunity to help keep families together through our room sponsorship.  As the mom of four little ones, it is comforting to know that when I am tucking my kids in at night, a parent with a child in need can do the same.  Being close together is security -- it helps heal the heart and research is showing it helps the body heal faster, too!" - Alicia Schulhof, Sr. VP of Continuous Process Improvement at Indiana University Health and RMHCCIN Board Vice President.
Want to Be a Part of The House That Love Built?

Volunteers make a difference in the lives of the more than 5,000 families that we serve every year - by listening, nurturing and by simply being there, you can help support the parents and family members who stay with us while their children receive treatment at Indianapolis-area hospitals. Donating your time and talent to the Ronald McDonald House can be a rewarding experience and a real gift to the families staying at the House. Whether you are looking for an ongoing commitment or want to share a special gift or talent on a short-term basis, there is a way for you to make a difference at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana! 

We are in need of volunteers for the following positions:
  • Guest Services (3 hour commitment, once every 2 weeks)
  • Van Driver
  • Bingo Callers
  • Family Activities and Projects (game nights, craft nights, etc.)
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at RMHCCIN, visit our website or contact Mary Friend, Volunteer Resources Manager at (317) 267-0605 ext. 225 or by e-mail at mfriend@rmhccin.org

Meal Groups Needed for May and June!

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 House at Limestone (located on the IUPUI campus) and our House located inside Riley.

Available Upcoming Dinner Dates (House at Limestone)
  • Sunday, May 2
  • Friday, May 5
  • Friday, May 26
  • Tuesday, May 30
  • Thursday, June 1
  • Friday, June 2
  • Monday, June 5
  • Tuesday, June 6
  • Thursday, June 15
  • Tuesday June 20
Available Upcoming Dinner Dates (House at Riley)
  • Monday, May 1
  • Tuesday, May 2
  • Friday, May 5
  • Monday, May 8
  • Wednesday, May 10
  • Tuesday, May 16
  • Wednesday, May 17
  • Friday, May 19
  • Monday, May 22
  • Tuesday, May 23
  • Friday, May 26
  • Monday, May 29
  • Tuesday, May 30
  • Wednesday. May 31
Dinner spots in mid-late June as well as breakfast dates at both Houses are also available. For full meal availability or to sign-up, please  visit here.

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