December 2017
Keeping Families Close at RMHCCIN
Mission Moment: Thank You from the Gonsioroski Family

"Hello --  I wanted to write to you all a note of thanks for the fine place to stay while we were in Indiana. We are from Montana & our 17-year-old son was flown to IU Simon Cancer Center when his cancer returned. 

We have [two] daughters & we flew to Indiana. It was so wonderful having a place to stay while Luke was in the hospital. It was especially nice that we could walk back & forth to the hospital. It was such a comfortable place!! The kitchens and laundry room were wonderful. We were soooo grateful for the Ronald McDonald House. Thank you."

A Message from our CEO
Waylon and Santa
The lights are up, the nutcrackers are out and the trees are decorated. You know what that means: the holidays are in full swing at the House!

Recently, we held our annual Home for the Holidays Open House on #GivingTuesday and it was a heartwarming success. While families enjoyed the hot cocoa, pictures with Santa and voting in our 2nd annual Deck the House Tree Competition, you were hard at work giving the gift of togetherness to our families. 

Together, we raised more than $36,000 on #GivingTuesday! That $36,000 gives families like Kimberly Bennett and one-year-old Waylon Powers a place to call home while Waylon continues to go through chemotherapy to treat his brain tumor.  Learn more about Waylon's story and how much your gift helps here.

As 2017 comes to a close, we want to make sure that we're doing all that we can to continue to help families like Kimberly and Waylon. So now, more than ever, we need your continued support in keeping families close. Please help us give the gifts of comfort, joy, smiles and togetherness this holiday season by making your year-end gift today.

Happy holidays and an even happier new year!
Corporate Partners Spotlight: NextGear Capital and CFH Enterprises!

At RMHCCIN, we are fortunate to have a number of wonderful and generous partners who donate their time, talent and dollars to support our mission of keeping families close.

NextGear Capital is all smiles after serving another delicious breakfast to our families!

One such partner is our friends 
at  NextGear Capital.  Between delicious, monthly breakfasts for our House guests, event partnerships and House projects --  NextGear Capital always answers the call. In just 2017 alone, they have served as the  presenting partner for our annual golf tournament, made meals for our families and completed service volunteer projects.
CFH Enterprises helped deck our halls and make the season merry & bright at our Holiday Open House!

CFH Enterprises  also continues to serve as a valued partner and friend of our House. Over the course of the year, CFH has supported our families through event sponsorships -- in cluding serving as our  Home for the Holidays  presenting partner , filling our freezers with make-ahead meals and monetary gifts. 

Thank you, NextGear Capital and CFH Enterprises, for your long-standing and continued support of our RMHCCIN families. We couldn't keep families close without you!

Community Fundraisers

Shop through AmazonSmile this holiday season and every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation to RMHCCIN!

Visit and select "Ronald McDonald House of Indiana" as your preferred charitable organization.
Kroger Community Rewards
Help keep families close by shopping at Kroger! 

Visit the Kroger Community Rewards page and under "Community Rewards," search for "Ronald McDonald House of Indiana." Shop & save with your Kroger Plus Card and help keep families close!

Yankee Candle

Who doesn't love a good candle during the holidays?

Visit the Yankee Candle Fundraising page and enter group #: 999972291 to make your purchase and 40% will come back to the House!

Runs until Jan. 12, 2018.

  Southern Living Christmas Cook Book

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 to support RMHCCIN families. Did we mention it is only $10?  Purchase yours online today or by visiting/calling the  store  in Richmond, IN!

Around the House: Family Fun this Holiday Season!

Donate Your Old Car or Vehicle for RMHCCIN!
If you think that old car in your driveway isn't worth much, think again. By donating your car, truck, boat, or RV to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana, you can help provide families with a "home-away-from-home" and keep them together during the hospitalization of a seriously ill child.

Plus, when you m
ake a vehicle donation before the end of the year you will receive a tax deduction on your 2018 tax return. Here's how:

1) Donate your used car, truck, boat or RV by visiting or calling (855) 426-2477.

2) Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) picks up the vehicle at no cost to you.

3) Your vehicle is sold at an auction.

4) You get the sales receipt to file for a tax deduction.

5) Proceeds go to our House to continue to provide a "home-away-from-home" for families.

Call or click today! Visit or call  (855) 426-2477 to learn more.

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:

Calling all Cooks: January 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:
House at Riley Lunch Dates:
  • Thurs. 12/21
  • Fri. 12/22
  • Mon. 1/1
  • Tues.  1/2
  • Fri. 1/5
  • Sun. 1/7
  • Mon. 1/8
  • Tues. 1/9
  • Thurs. 1/11
  • Fri. 1/19
  • Fri. 1/26
  • Sat. 1/27
  • Sun. 1/28
  • Mon. 1/29
  • Tues. 1/30
  • Tues. 12/19
  • Wed. 12/20
  • Thurs. 12/21
  • Fri. 12/22
  • Wed. 12/27
  • Wed. 1/3
  • Thurs. 1/4
  • Fri. 1/5
  • Sun. 1/7
  • Mon. 1/8
  • Tues. 1/9
  • Wed. 1/10
  • Thurs. 1/11
  • Fri. 1/12
  • Sun. 1/14
  • Tues. 1/16
  • Wed. 1/17
  • Thurs. 1/18
  • Fri. 1/19
  • Mon. 1/22
  • Tues. 1/23
  • Wed. 1/24
  • Thurs. 1/25
  • Fri. 1/26
  • Sat. 1/27
  • Sun. 1/28
  • Mon. 1/29
  • Tues. 1/30
Prepare A Freezer Meal
Help fill our freezers to feed RMHCCIN families when we have a cancellation or do not have a meal group pre-scheduled. You bring the ingredients and a disposable pan - we provide the kitchen and utensils. Recipes can range from soups and casseroles to something as easy as a pasta bake! This is a great team-building opportunity that can be scheduled at a time convenient for your group.

Interested?  Please  contact Mary Friend, Volunteer Resources Manager, at  or by phone at (317) 267-0605, ext. 225 or  visit our website  for additional opportunities and information.

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