January 2018
Keeping Families Close at RMHCCIN
Mission Moment: Rebuilding Together 

"Thank you so very much for the generosity you have shown my family and I during probably the hardest period of our lives. After my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia I felt like my world was ending. Then, Ronald McDonald House, my family and I started putting it back together again. Positive results and good news came during my stay and soon I get to take my daughter home. Thank you for helping keep my family together during this time."

A Message from our CEO

Michelle Study-Campbell, 
Chief Executive Officer
Can you believe it? Another year has flown by, and what a year it was!

In 2017, we welcomed our Chief Cheer Officer Mac to the RMHCCIN family, celebrated 35 years of keeping families close, had a record-breaking year for our annual Taste gala and so much more. The result of our successes means we can launch more programs, we can provide more comfort and care and most importantly, we can keep more families together during their greatest time of need.

None of this would have been possible without you, so I would like to take a moment to say thank you. Thank you for your time, your generosity and your continuous support. As we look toward 2018, we are excited for what the future holds for our organization. With a new year comes many new opportunities. Be sure to stayed tuned to our e-newsletter and social media pages for the latest and greatest updates on the House and our families. We can't wait to see the impact we can make together in 2018!

Wishing you all good health, success and happiness in the new year.

Adopt-a-Room Spotlight: Bud the Wonder Dog

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, we would like to take the time to recognize Bud the Wonder Dog. One of our House volunteers knows first-hand how much a room can mean to a stressed-out family.  Bud the Wonder
Dog does too and contributed at the request of that volunteer. 

Thank you,  Bud,  for giving families a warm and safe place to stay! We appreciate your support.
Around the House

Our playroom is looking good thanks to some new additions by the Walnut Hill Homeowners Association ! This Plainfield, IN group stopped by a few weeks ago and decked us out with a brand new train table, play kitchen, Barbie Dream House and more. Our kiddos have been over the moon!

Snow days are some of the best days for Chief Cheer Officer Mac ! He has enjoyed lots of playtime in the snow and back scratches from House friends.

Our friends at Courage and Kindness Co. recently brought some serious girl power to our House! On Saturday, January 20 our families got to enjoy some superhero training with Rey and  Wonder Woman!
The Riley House Hours are Changing!

Effective February 1, 2018 the House within Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health  will change hours of operation. New hours will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily.

For more information about this change, please contact Guest Services Manager, Rhonda Hanier, at 
(317) 944-2249 or by e-mail at  rhanier@rmhccin.org . Thank you!
Judges for RMHCCIN Scholarship Applications Needed!

RMHCCIN is seeking volunteers to participate in our annual scholarship review.  Since 2008, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana has awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement through our RMHC Scholarship Program. Each year RMHCCIN receives numerous applications and volunteers are needed to help evaluate candidates on established criteria provided, including: academic achievement, personal statement, short essay, leadership involvement and commitment to community service. Application screenings will take place mid-March through early-April. Evaluations will take approximately two hours to complete and can be done from the convenience of your own home or office.
To be a part of this rewarding opportunity, please contact Savannah Ball at (317) 267-0605 ext. 209 or at sball@rmhccin.org  no later than Wednesday, March 7.
Save the Date for our Upcoming Events!

We have many exciting things in store for the new year. Be sure to mark your calendars and join us for our upcoming events!

Saturday, April 21
Blingo  --  The Hatch, Broad Ripple
Monday, June 4 32nd Annual "Swing for Kids" Golf Tournament -- Chatham Hills Golf Club, Westfield
Saturday, June 16 Heroes for the House 5K -- NCAA Hall of Champions, Indianapolis
Friday, July 20 Pop Tab and Coin Drop -- Monument Circle, Downtown Indianapolis
Friday, November 2 Taste Gala and Taste After Dark After Party -- Biltwell Event Center, Indianapolis
Tuesday, November 27 Home for the Holidays Open House -- Ronald McDonald House, Indianapolis

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:

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. Please contact Marci Corbin, Family Experience Coordinator, at  mcorbin@rmhccin.org or (317) 267-0605 ext. 210 to schedule.

February 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. 2/1
  • Sun. 2/4
  • Mon. 2/5
  • Wed. 2/7
  • Thurs. 2/8
  • Sun. 2/18
  • Mon. 2/19
  • Mon. 2/26
  • Thurs. 3/1
  • Fri. 3/2
  • Sun. 3/4
  • Thurs. 2/1
  • Fri. 2/2
  • Sat. 2/3
  • Sun. 2/4
  • Mon. 2/5
  • Tues. 2/6
  • Wed. 2/7
  • Mon. 2/12
  • Tues. 2/13
  • Wed. 2/14
  • Thurs. 2/15
  • Fri. 2/16
  • Mon. 2/19
  • Tues. 2/20
  • Wed. 2/21
  • Thurs. 2/22
  • Fri. 2/23
  • Mon. 2/26
  • Tues. 2/27
  • Wed. 2/28
  • Thurs. 3/1
  • Fri. 3/2

Interested?  Please  contact Marci Corbin, Family Experience Coordinator, at mcorbin@rmhccin.org  or by phone at (317) 267-0605, ext. 210 or  visit our website  for additional opportunities and information.

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