August 2016

Hello,

What a crazy month this has been! As I sit here typing, the rain and wind are back at it again and I am hoping that you all are staying safe and dry through this unusual weather.

We've been up to our elbows in events here at the House, which means we are supporting more families than ever! Just this past Sunday, nearly 500 Hoosiers came out to support the House at Indy's very first MommyMile 5K -- a fun and wonderful celebration of motherhood. Then on Monday, we had the opportunity to thank some of our biggest supporters with special reception at the beautiful and historic Barnes & Thornburg. 

At a time when our need is so great, having such dedicated and loyal supporters is critical. Our House on Limestone is consistently full each and every night and just last month, we hit an all time high of 460 unfulfilled room requests. With this in mind, we continue to need your help in providing support and services to our families in need.

Coming up, we have even more opportunities for you to get involved and help keep families close. From our annual sporting clays outing to jewelry shopping with Kendra Scott -- there's a little something for everyone!

Take Care,

 
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.

 
Pop Tarts
Pasta Sauce
Granola Bars
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Snack Items (Individual Chip Bags, Pretzels, etc.)
Liquid Hand Soap
Dryer Sheets
Cereal (Individual Servings)
Lysol Wipes / Lysol Spray
Lanyards
Queen & Twin Blankets (new)

Please click here to view our full wish list.
Mission Moment: Keeping Families Close Means...


Children like 2-year-old Kadence have a safe and comfortable place to play and take a break from her radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

What does "keeping families close" mean to you? Send us an e-mail to families@rmhccin.org and share your Ronald McDonald House story!
Thanks For Your Support at Indy's First MommyMile!
 

We had a wonderful time at our inaugural MommyMile 5K/1 mile event!

A special thanks to our presenting partners, Riley Children's Health and Tom Roush Lincoln Mazda as well as our host, Clay Terrace, our wonderful community partners, our MommyMile organizers and, of course, our amazing participants and volunteers.

Thank you for keeping families close through your support of the MommyMile. We can't wait to see you all next year.
Volunteers are the Heart of our House!

Big thanks to all of our hard-working volunteers, meal groups and service groups that dedicated their time here at the House in the month of August. Check out the photos below of just a few of our wonderful helpers!


Be sure to save the date for this year's annual Volunteer Recognition Celebration on Friday, November 4. Additional information to follow soon.
One Night...One Mission...Two Spectacular Events










Experience a journey of all of the senses - particularly the heart - for the benefit of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana (RMHCCIN) as you indulge in the best of California's vineyards, artfully presented food tastings and shop our one-of-a-kind silent auction at our annual "Taste..." event Friday, October 21, 2016 from 7 - 10 p.m.

Then, don't miss the inaugural Taste After Dark after party, hosted by the Young Professionals Board (YPB), immediately following our Taste event! Starting at 10 p.m., enjoy a night of electrifying beats provided by a DJ, wine tastings inspired by California wine country, a signature bourbon cocktail, creative food pairings, and more - all atop Chase Tower at the spectacular D'Amore.

For more information, be sure to visit our website at www.rmhccin.org

This One's On The House



Recently, we had the very special pleasure of giving a heartfelt thank you to some of the Charities' biggest supporters in the beautiful and historic offices of Barnes & Thornburg. 

A fun time was had by all at our first On the House event! We are so appreciate to our friends from organizations like Barnes & Thornburg, Valeo Financial Advisors, Sun King Brewing Co., Duke Energy, the Indiana Pacers, NextGear Capital, Wild Ridge Lawn & Landscape, AAR Corp, Blue & Company and more. We can't wait to treat you all again next year.
Time for our Wild, Wild Midwest Sporting Clays Event!


Spots are still available for our Wild, Wild Midwest Sporting Clays Shoot & BBQ. Pull on those cowboy boots and join us for a good, old-fashion shoot-out benefiting RMHCCIN on Saturday, September 17 at the Howard County Izaak Walton League of America in Kokomo, IN.  The event will feature 100 Bird Main Event & side events, raffle, silent auction, continental breakfast, snacks and lunch.

Register online today or visit our website for more information.

Meal Groups Needed for September!


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!

Get together with friends, family or co-workers to plan a menu and prepare a meal that heals for our families. We provide the kitchen, you provide the food! Not only will you be helping our families, but you will also have a great team building experience with your group of friends, family and business associates.

We are in need of meal groups for both our main House located on the IUPUI campus and our smaller House located inside Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

Available September Dinners (Main House at Limestone):
  • Fri. 9/2
  • Mon. 9/5
  • Sun. 9/1
  • Mon. 9/12
  • Sat. 9/24
  • Mon. 9/26
Breakfast dates are also available. For the House at Riley meal availability, please visit here.
 
Save the Date for September's Community Events!

Thursday, September 22: Kendra Scott Gives Back
6-8 p.m.



Join the RMHCCIN Young Professionals Board for a night of sips, sweets and shopping fun at the brand new Kendra Scott jewelry store at the Keystone Fashion Mall!
 
20% of every purchase sold will come back to the House!

Friday, September 30th: Growler Fill Friday - Sun King Brewing Company
All Day



Get your fill and get ready for the weekend at Sun King Brewing Company's Fishers' location on Friday, September 30! The House will receive $0.50 from every 32 oz growler fill and $1 from every 64 oz!
 

For more information on upcoming community events, please contact  Savannah Ball, at (317) 267-0605 ext. 209 or sball@rmhccin.org