June 2018
Keeping Families Close
Mission Moment: Keeping Close When it Matters Most

Quote Graphic_ It _RMHCCIN_ is a blessing just because you don_t have to worry about your things_ you don_t have to worry about how you_re going to wash your clothes_ you don_t have to worry about how you_re going to eat. I mean there_s stuff that_s kid-friendly_ stuff that_s adult-friendly...there are a lot of activities that make it feel like a _home-away-from-home._

A Message from our CEO
Michelle Study-Campbell presents at the 32nd Annual Swing for Kids Golf Tournament

Summer event season is in full swing as we kicked off the month of June with our 32nd Annual Swing for Kids Golf Tournament presented by NextGear Capital! Thank you to all our golfers, partners, volunteers, staff and supporters who helped us raise over $150K to keep families together and near the care they need.

Then, this past weekend our friends at the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) hosted their annual Heroes for the House 5K, where hundreds of runners, House alumni and their fiercest supporters came out in their superhero-best to raise funds for our families. Soon after, we headed to Conner Prairie to recognize our Heart of the House Society donors with a special reception and Star Wars themed performance at Symphony on the Prairie.

Finally, on Sunday, we celebrated our wonderful and dedicated RMHCCIN dads with our annual Father's Day lunch at the House inside of Riley. Dads from both Houses came to enjoy a moment to relax with chair massages, giveaways, catered barbecue lunch and sweet treats.  It's was a lovely afternoon spent with our families and we thank our friends at McDonald's of Central Indiana for making it possible.

It's busy months like these that really make me take a step back in awe at the amazing support we have here at RMHCCIN. Thank YOU and stay tuned -- our summer events are just getting started!

Until next time!
 


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 recognize the late Gary Solodkin, whose room was a gift from his daughter Stacy. Stacy states, "My father Gary Solodkin and I had many talks about what he would want his legacy to be. My father loved kids and worked with nearby schools to help young adults with their homework and mentored kids through his church. It filled his heart and I know he is smiling knowing his money is going to help the families of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana. He always said the Ronald McDonald House was his favorite charity because it helped children and their families. It is a blessing to continue his legacy by honoring something so close to his heart."

Thank you Stacy, your father would be proud that his legacy is keeping families together and near the care they need.






Did you know that RMHCCIN holds the official Guinness World Record for the "most aluminum tabs recycled in 24 hours"? Pop on over to Monument Circle on Friday, July 20 to help us uphold this record at our 14th Annual Pop Tab & Coin Drop! Gather your pop tab and coin collections and join us for a fun-filled afternoon as we help support families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. 

This FREE and family-friendly event is fun for all ages and includes:
  • Outdoor games
  • Live Music by Edison Playground
  • Photos with the World's Largest Pop Tab
  • Free Face painting by Willing Hands Designs
  • Food Trucks: Kona Ice & Brozinni Pizzeria (20% of proceeds from food trucks will be donated back to the House!)
  • and More!
Click here to download flyer.
Give Back with Sun King Brewery
Did you know you can support local businesses  AND help keep families together with our friends? Our friends 
at Sun King Brewery our doing some amazing things next month! Check out two opportunities for you to give back to the "House That Love Built" in the month of July!

RMHCCIN Donation Jar @ SKB Fishers
Fri. July 1 - 15 | All Day

Fourth of July weekend is just around the corner -- be sure to stock up for your upcoming summer cookouts with growlers of your favorite Sun King brews. 

From Friday July 1-15 the Fishers tap room will be donating all tips to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana!
Sun King "Collect Your Tabs" Contest
Saturday, July 14 | All Day

Round up your tabs -- our pals at  Sun King Brewery  are hosting their 
7th "Collect Your Tabs" Contest

Pop tab collections can be turned in on  Saturday, July 14 at either Sun King location for SKB gift cards, swag, tours and more! 

Want to learn more?  Click here
for additional details!

3v3 Live Soccer Tourament: NEW DATE!
Lace up your soccer cleats and head to McCordsville Sports Park on Saturday, July 28 for a 3v3 LIVE Soccer Tour Soccer Tournament benefiting RMHCCIN!

Tournament participation is open to ages 6+ and all skill levels. Gather your friends and family and show us what you've got! The top 3 teams in each division will receive medals and also qualify for a Regional Championship of their choice!

Registration is $200 per team (up to 6 players) and proceeds benefit RMHCCIN families!  Register your team today!



Our favorite pooch is turning TWO and we need your help to celebrate! In lieu of chew toys and puppy treats, our Chief Cheer Officer is asking you to help fill our pantries so we can continue to take care of his very best friends (our families!).

Top Wish List Items Include:
  • Snacks (chips, applesauce packs, cracker packs, travel size cookies, etc.)
  • Canned/cups of fruit
  • Pop Tarts
  • Juice boxes
  • Canned meals (ravioli, tuna snack packs, canned chicken, etc.)
  • Gallon & quart sized Ziploc bags
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • 12-oz. disposable bowls
  • Laundry supplies
  • Household cleaners (all purpose wipes and spray cleaners)
Download our full wish list or check out our Amazon Wishlist for easy delivery!

Fun Fact #5: Did you know McDonald's "Hamburger Day" special helped us open our doors?


Though the very first Ronald McDonald House (in Philadelphia, PA) was funded through the sale of Shamrock Shakes. Our Ronald McDonald House was funded through a "Hamburger Day" special! 

In August of 1981, McDonald's donated $487,547 from a 25 cent Hamburger Day special. Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald's restaurants, also contributed a personal check of $12,500 for our House. You can find Mr. Kroc's letter to us hanging in the halls of our South Wing (where the original entrance used to be)! 

Today, McDonald's remains a strong partner of our House and we appreciate all they do!



Calling all volunteers! Be a part of the Super Service Challenge and help RMHCCIN to win funds to support our families! Participation is easy:
  1.  Volunteer at RMHCCIN in a group of 2 or more people.
  2.  Record a quick video (2 minutes or less) about why you are serving and what the House means to you. It doesn't have to be fancy -- it can be on your phone or tablet and even recorded after your volunteer event!
  3. Upload your video online or via the Super Service Challenge app through iTunes or the Google Play Store.
  4. Share on your social networks and encourage your friends, family and followers to vote! More votes = more funds for RMHCCIN families!
    1. 25 votes = $25 in matching funds
    2. 250 votes = $125
    3. 2500 votes = $1250 and additional shots for a "golden ticket" for a chance at $5,000 - $25,000 to the House! 
Visit the Super Service Challenge website for more information on how to participate!



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! Current needs include but are not limited to:

June/July Meal Groups Needed!
We are in need of meal groups for both our House at Limestone (located on the IUPUI campus) and our House located inside Riley. RMHCCIN welcomes meal groups on a one-time or reoccurring basis. Additional dinner dates and meal group guidelines can be found here .

Limestone Dinner Dates:
Riley Lunch Dates:
 Riley  Dinner Dates:
  • Sun. 7/1
  • Tues. 7/3
  • Thurs. 7/5
  • Fri. 7/6
  • Tues. 7/10
  • Thurs. 7/12
  • Fri. 7/27
  • Sun. 7/29
  • Tues. 7/31
  • Wed. 8/1
  • Thurs. 8/2

Limestone  Breakfast  Dates:
  • Sun. 7/1 - 7/7/5
  • Sat. 7/7
  • Mon. 7/9
  • Tues. 7/10 - 7/13
  • Sun. 7/15
  • Tues. 7/17- 7/18
  • Fri. 7/20
  • Sun. 7/22 - 7/31
  • Sun.  7/1
  • Mon. 7/2
  • Tues. 7/3
  • Thurs. 7/5
  • Fri. 7/6
  • Sat. 7/7
  • Sun. 7/8
  • Mon. 7/9
  • Tues. 7/10
  • Wed. 7/11
  • Thurs. 7/12
  • Fri. 7/13
  • Sat. 7/14
  • Sun. 7/15
  • Mon. 7/16
  • Tues. 7/17
  • Fri. 7/20 
  • Sat. 7/21
  • Tues. 7/24
  • Wed. 7/25
  • Thurs. 7/26
  • Fri. 7/27
  • Sat. 7/28
  • Sun. 7/29
  • Mon. 7/30
  • Tues. 7/31
  • Sun. 7/1
  • Mon. 7/2
  • Tues. 7/3
  • Sat. 7/7
  • Sun. 7/8
  • Mon. 7/9
  • Tues. 7/10
  • Wed. 7/11
  • Sat. 7/14
  • Mon. 7/16
  • Wed. 7/18
  • Mon. 7/23
  • Wed. 7/25
  • Fri. 7/27
  • Sun. 7/29
  • Mon. 7/30
  • Tues. 7/31
  • Wed. 8/1
  • Fri. 8/3

Interested?  Please  contact Marci Corbin, Family Experience Coordinator, at mcorbin@rmhccin.org  or at (317) 267-0605, ext. 210 or  visit our website  for additional opportunities and information.

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