It's hard to believe the holiday season is upon us once again!
If you're one of the many people who will be snagging holiday deals next week (I know I will be!) please be sure to keep the House in mind! You can find our top wish list needs below, shop for items from our holiday wish list or just select the House as your Amazon Smile
beneficiary at no additional cost to you (more on that below too)!
Most importantly, as we're counting our blessings and giving thanks this week please know that on Thursday, and every day, you are at the top of our list! It is because of you that we are able to keep the welcome out and provide comfort and care to our families 365 days a year.
Thanks for all that you do to keep families close.
Michelle Study-Campbell, CEO
Want to help?
We have been given a 4-star rating by
, the highest rating an organization can get!
You can help make staying at the Ronald McDonald House easier for our families by donating items from our Wish List.
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Canned/Cup of Fruit
Snack Items (Individual Chip Bags, Pretzels, etc.)
Liquid Hand Soap
Cereal (Individual Servings)
Lysol Wipes / Lysol Spray
You can support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana by shopping through Amazon's philanthropic program, AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know - same products at the same prices with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to RMHCCIN at no additional cost to you! To shop, visit smile.amazon.com and select the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana as your preferred charitable organization. That's all it takes. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation! For more information, please visit the AmazonSmile program.
Stay up-to-date on everything happening at RMHCCIN through our social media sites:
Mission Moment: A Message of Thanks From Our Families
"I am so grateful to those who help provide to the Ronald McDonald House. Home-cooked meals, the comforts of home -- this is respite for the soul." - Anonymous
"I am so grateful for the Ronald McDonald House as it gives us a place to stay. It would cost us $150 a day in gas to make the trip and there is no way we could afford a hotel. God bless all of the staff and volunteers here." - The Thompson Family
"We've been so lucky to have the RMH. This is a wonderful place with such kind and caring souls. A place to relax and get away from the hospital. Thank you." - Bertsch/Trent Family
Join us for our "Home for the Holidays" Open House!
Join Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana
on Tuesday, November 29 as we celebrate the spirit of togetherness and spread holiday cheer at our annual "Home
for the Holidays" Open House! Highlights include: cookies,
cocoa, visits from Mr. & Mrs. Claus, snuggles with our fuzzy, new Chief Cheer Officer, Mac, and more!
This event is free and open to the public.
Kick Off the Holiday Season with #GivingTueday on November 29!
At a time when families gather together, we are reminded of the power of togetherness. Please join RMHCCIN giving the best gifts of all this holiday season: home & family.
Join us on #GivingTuesday, November 29 as we kick-off the holiday season with a day-long online fundraising challenge! Now in its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Thanks to a loyal supporter, Mary Frances Rubly, all gifts made on #GivingTuesday will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a $5,000 campaign total! That means your impact will be DOUBLED!
Click here to donate or contact Rachel Moehle at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (317) 267-0605 ext. 208 for more information on how you can get involved!
For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Rachel Moehle at email@example.com or at (317) 267-0605, ext. 208
Thank You Community Partners!
A big welcome to our newest adopt-a-room partners,
! We are also incredibly grateful to Richard and Ruth Haas, who made an incredibly generous contribution through their estate. Thanks to your generous donations, we are able to keep families close in rooms 5 & 35 another year. Thank you!
The results are in! Our wonderful friends at the Institute of Real Estate Management presented us with an
from the 10th Annual Heroes for the House 5K! Thank you to all of the sponsors, participants and volunteers who helped make this possible!
Save the Date for Our Upcoming Community
Dillard's Southern Living Cookbook
Searching for the perfect hostess gift this holiday season? The Dillard's Southern Living Christmas Cookbook includes 200 + recipes and
dozens of decorating ideas, PLUS proceeds help support RMHCCIN families. Did we mention it is only $10?
IUPUI Book Drive
ve the gift of
literacy this holiday season! Stop by the Barnes and Noble book store at IUPUI any time between store hours now through Friday, December 16, to help spread some holiday cheer!
Indy Urban Flea Market
Sunday, December 11 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
! Bring an item from our
holiday wish list
and admission is free PLUS our friends at
will be donating $1 from every pint sold!
For more information on upcoming community events, please contact Savannah Ball, Development Associate, at (317) 267-0605 ext. 209 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meal Groups Needed for the Month of December!
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 main House located on the IUPUI campus and our smaller House located inside Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.
Available December Dinner Dates (House at Limestone)
- Wed. 12/21
- Fri. 12/23
- Mon. 12/26
Breakfast dates at both Houses are also available (as well as a number of lunch/dinner dates at the House in Riley). For full meal availability or to sign-up, please visit here.
Congratulations to our Volunteer Award Recipients!
Thank you everyone who was able to join us for this year's volunteer recognition celebration! It was a wonderful night full of delicious food, good friends and great music. A big congratulations to all of our award recipients!
Lori Kleiman Award:
Lori Kleiman was one of RMHCCIN's highly valued and very special volunteers dating back to our opening in 1982. She was valued for her dedication to the RMHCCIN mission, work ethic, generosity with her time and talent, creativity, energy, and most of all, her compassion. Since her passing, RMHCCIN recognizes volunteers who most exemplify her dedication and values with this special award.
One Year Anniversaries
Deborah St. Pierre
Dawn Ter Horst
Five Year Anniversaries
Ten Year Anniversaries
Mary Glenn Rinne
Fifteen Year Anniversaries
Twenty Year Anniversaries
Thirty Five Year Anniversaries
President's Service Awards
Based on 2015 Recorded Hours
Bronze (100-249 hours)
Deborah St. Pierre
Silver (250 to 499 hours)
Gold (500 plus hours)
Helping Hands Awards
This award recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses who have responded to the needs of our families through their generous donation of their time, talent and treasure.