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



"Being able to have a meal and a bed close to our little one while he needs us the most has been the only true blessing in our family's life as of late and we owe it all to you. Thank you greatly for your affiliation & contributions to the RMH of Indianapolis. Without donations/donors our family wouldn't have comfort when & where we need it."


Much Love,

The Stickels Family

A Message from our CEO

RMHCCIN Scholar, Bella Simon (center), accepts award from Michelle Study-Campbell, CEO of RMHCCIN, (left) and Gerry Stieglitz, RMHCCIN Grants & Scholarships Chair (right).

May has come and gone -- and what a month it has been! As schools let out and we usher in the summer months, there are no shortage of activities here at RMHCCIN.

Earlier this month, we welcomed 20 of Central Indiana's best and brightest high school seniors into our House for our 2018 RMHCCIN Scholarship Awards Ceremony.  Each of these students were awarded a $5,000 scholarship based on demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.  A big congratulations to this year's RMHCCIN Scholars -- we wish you the best in your academic endeavors -- and a special thank you to all who helped celebrate including our RMHCCIN Grants and Scholarship Committee, judges, our speakers Minister Mark Skelton and Steve Campbell, VP of Communications at the Indianapolis Colts, and emcee, Rafael S├ínchez of RTV6!

Looking ahead, we have plenty of fun and exciting opportunities for you to get involved (and have fun while doing it)! From soccer tournaments and superhero-themed 5K's to our annual Pop Tab Drop on Monument Circle or even shopping our silent auction from the comfort of your couch -- there are so many ways you can help keep families together. It's because of your support that we are able to keep the welcome mat out 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for families of hospitalized children, and for that we are tremendously grateful.

We hope to see you around this summer!


Until next time!
 
The Swing for Kids Silent Auction is now LIVE and OPEN to the Public!

Our Swing for Kids Golf Tournament silent auction is now LIVE! Bidding is easy and open to anyone with a computer or mobile phone! Don't miss your chance to "score" one-of-a-kind items and experiences benefiting RMHCCIN families.

Auction highlights include:






Enjoy a 3-night stay at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess including daily breakfast for two at this AAA 5-Diamond resort + $500 in Fairmont gift cards that can be used towards golf rounds at TPC Scottsdale and/or spa treatments at the Fairmont Well & Being Spa.




"It's root, root, root for the home team!" Root on "da Cubs" in style with (4) Club Box Infield tickets at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, July 24, 2018! Then, 
no trip to Chicago is complete without visiting one of the tallest buildings in the world. Enjoy spectacular views of four states with tickets for (4) to the Skydeck!




You'll be living the "suite" life with this package! Enjoy two (2) suite-level tickets to a 2018 Colts game -- food and beverage provided. Game date subject to availability. Package includes a Colts swag pack complete with a shirt, koozies, water bottle, hat and bag so you can cheer on our team in style!




Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! With FREE breakfast extra value meals from McDonald's for an entire year you'll always be prepared for the day ahead. Package also includes (2) RMHCCIN branded travel coffee mugs and RMH Amsterdam t-shirt.



#302  CROOKED STICK
Membership by invitation from its members is a tradition at Crooked Stick Golf Club but you have a chance to take a peek inside the exclusive Crooked Stick Golf Club w/a foursome of golf + cart & caddie. 



Looking for a night on the town? Enjoy dinner at Harry & Izzy's with a $50 gift certificate and then make your way to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's "Symphony on the Prairie" with 2 tickets for 2018 season. Top off the night with Barefoot wine.




Ready to get to bidding? 
Click here to check out the rest of our packages!




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's Adopt-a-Room featured partner is the team at  DEFENDERS
DEFENDERS has been one of our busiest corporate partners over the last year, delivering hundreds of pillows to help ensure our families get a good night's rest and sponsoring our Chief Cheer Officer, Mac.   In December, we received an email from DEFENDERS: "We have a small gift that we would like to deliver to you."  We expected a few more pillows or a toy for Mac, but instead we received a check for $5,000 to sponsor a room! 

Thanks, DEFENDERS, for giving our families loads of comfort and care! 



Get your pop tabs ready! Our 14 th Annual Pop Tab & Coin Drop will be held Friday, July 20 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Join us for an afternoon of fun as we collect millions of pop tabs right on Monument Circle! The free and family-friendly event includes games, live music, food trucks and more. You won't want to miss it!

Community Events

Trivia Night
Wednesday, June 13 | 6:30 p.m.

Gather your smartest friends and test your knowledge with the RMHCCIN's  Young Professionals Board  for Trivia Night on  Wednesday, June 13  at Centerpoint Brewing, 
presented to you by Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

Registration is just $25 ($30 at the door) and includes admission for (1), pizza and prizes to the top 3 teams! 

Click here  to register online!


Heroes for the House
Saturday, June 16| 7:30 a.m.

Grab your running shoes, assemble a team and make your way to the NCAA Hall of Champions for IREM Indy's 12th Annual Heroes for the House 5K event on Saturday, June 16!

Suitable for heroes of all ages, the event features a dog-friendly and stroller-friendly course, cash prizes, a "Rookie Run" for heroes-in-training (ages 2-10), post-race pizza party, games and more -- all while raising money for the House!

For more information or to register, please visit  heroesforthehouse.org.


3v3 Soccer Tournament
Saturday, June 23

Calling all soccer fans! Join us for a 
3v3 Tournament  at McCordsville Sports Park 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!

For more information or to register, please visit the website or download the flyer!

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 
at their Fishers and Indianapolis taprooms!

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!
Fun Fact #4: Did you know your unused and non-working vehicles can help RMHCCIN families?

RMHC Vehicle Donation graphic_ You hold the keys to family togetherness. Donate your vehicle today_ carshelp.org

Ronald McDonald House Charities partners with Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA) to keep families together and near the care they need. By donating your old car, truck, boat, etc. to IAA's One Car. One Difference. program, you can provide families with 7 nights of a "home-away-from-home." The process is simple:
  1. Visit onecarhelpsRMHC.com to donate your vehicle.
  2. IAA picks up your vehicle, free of charge.
  3. Your vehicle is cleaned & then sold at an auction.
  4. You receive a receipt to file a tax deduction.
  5. Proceeds go to your local RMHC chapter!
You hold the keys to family togetherness. Donate your vehicle today: onecarhelpsRMHC.com



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
  • Mon. 7/2
  • Tues. 7/3
  • Thurs. 7/5
  • Fri. 7/6
  • Mon. 7/9
  • Tues. 7/10
  • Mon. 7/23
  • Fri. 7/27
  • Sun. 7/29
  • Tues. 7/31
Limestone  Breakfast  Dates:
  • Mon. 6/4
  • Tues. 6/5
  • Thurs. 6/7
  • Fri. 6/8
  • Mon. 6/11
  • Wed. 6/13
  • Mon. 6/18 - 6/22
  • Mon. 6/25 - 6/30
  • Mon. 6/4
  • Wed. 6/6
  • Thurs. 6/7
  • Fri. 6/8
  • Tues. 6/12
  • Wed. 6/13
  • Thurs. 6/14
  • Fri. 6/15
  • Mon. 6/18
  • Tues. 6/19
  • Wed. 6/20
  • Thurs. 6/21
  • Fri. 6/22
  • Sat 6/23
  • Tues. 6/26
  • Wed. 6/27
  • Thurs. 6/28
  • Fri. 6/29
  • Sat. 6/30
  • Sun. 7/1
  • Mon. 7/2
  • Tues. 6/5
  • Wed. 6/6
  • Fri. 6/8
  • Mon. 6/11
  • Tues. 6/12
  • Mon. 6/18
  • Tues. 6/19
  • Thurs. 6/21
  • Fri. 6/22
  • Mon. 6/25
  • Tues. 6/26
  • Wed. 6/27
  • Fri. 6/29
  • Sat. 6/30
  • Sun. 7/1
  • Mon. 7/2
  • Tues. 7/3

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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