November 2016

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. 
Happy Thanksgiving,

Michelle Study-Campbell, CEO


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We have been given a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, the highest rating an organization can get!



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
Granola Bars
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Canned/Cup of Fruit
Snack Items (Individual Chip Bags, Pretzels, etc.)
Microwavable Popcorn
Pudding Cups
Liquid Hand Soap
Cereal (Individual Servings)
Lysol Wipes / Lysol Spray
Dish Towels/Cloths

Please click here to view our full wish list.

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 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 will result in a donation! For more information, please visit the AmazonSmile program.

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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!

Meet our new Chief Cheer Officer, Mac

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.

Click here for details!

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 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 or at (317) 267-0605, ext. 208 
Thank You Community Partners!

A big welcome to our newest adopt-a-room partners,  Safelight AutoGlass and Total Restoration! 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  $18,000 check  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 Fundraisers

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? 

Purchase yours  online today or by visiting/calling the  store in  Richmond, IN

IUPUI Book Drive

Gi 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

Shop local this holiday season at this year's Indy Urban Flea on 
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 Centerpoint Brewing 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 

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.

Bryce Nelson
Bob Skorjanc

One Year Anniversaries  
Tracie Alexander
Andy Ball
Savannah Ball
Ann Barnum
Gail Bennett
Amanda Benzine
Michael Boatright
Sammi Bowyer
Katy Brawley
Char Brooks
Megan Burcham
Anita Butts
Aaliyah Coe
Lisa Contino
Karolyn Edwards
Tyanna Fordham
Abby Fox
Kristen Hearth
Colette Highsmith
April Huey
Jami Kasprzyk
Courtney Kunkel
Cheryl McClelland
Michaela McDonald
Jack McMahon
Mike Murray
Diane Norman
Amanda Olaves-Mullican
Tom Olson
Bobbie Ozogar
Beth Parks
Da'Janique Peterson
Karena Phillippo
Morgan Piasecki
Nick Provenzano

Marco Ray
Jim Rednour
Morgan Rogers
Mary Sauer
Yuval Sharon
Sarah Shirey
Paul Smith
Whitney Soden
Deborah St. Pierre
Alexis Stevens
Dawn Ter Horst
Tom Wallander
Kim Webb
Hope Williams
Sarah Witwer
Sandy Woodward
Jean Zimpfer

Five Year Anniversaries

Carla Crock
Paul Crock
Leah Hall
Dave Hatton
Alan Holt
Kyle Just
Cara Kowal
Sheryl Lesem
Bill McKernan
Greta Notz
Sharon Paul 
David Peterson
Marsha Robinson
Jesamyn Sparks
Catherine Stiver
Jackie Vermilyer
Alice Voris

Ten Year Anniversaries

Holly Hammer
Richard Hammer
Craig Ito
Mary Glenn Rinne
Mercedes Roots 
Marie Shea
Jeri Shipp
Tom Shipp 

Fifteen Year Anniversaries

Pat Bowers
Juanna Brennan
Cathy Plump 
Lauren Schnepf

Twenty Year Anniversaries

Emily Duhn

Ralf Reisinger
Thirty Five Year Anniversaries

Judy Monnier

President's Service Awards
Based on 2015 Recorded Hours
Bronze (100-249 hours)   
Harold Aron
Lori Ball
Juanna Brennan
Christina Bryant
Liz Chapline
Naomi Dart
Linda Duke
Theresa Errard
Tyanna Fordham
Marsha Gordon
Bert Harvey
Ernie Harvey
Terri Hawkins
Lisa Hull
Woody Hurst
Nancy Iles
Cara Kowal
Karen Lewandowski
Marco Ray
Diana Roberts
Byron Robinson

Marsha Robinson
Mercedes Roots
Bob Schofield
Marie Shea
Lane Sims
Bob Skorjanc
Deborah St. Pierre
Alice Voris
Shirley Yegerlehner 

Silver (250 to 499 hours)
Karen McGugin
Gold (500 plus hours)  
Michael Rhinaman

Linda Satterfield
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.

Gayle and Jerry Margraf