August 2017
Keeping Families Close at RMHCCIN
A Message from our CEO
A thank you note from former house guests:  The Gonsioroski Family

As our summer events wind down and we prepare for the leaves to change colors, it's important to step back and remember why we do these events.
Community events help us spread awareness of our mission and allow us to provide comfort and care to thousands of families each year. One family that was impacted by the House was the Gonsioroski's.
Seventeen-year-old Luke Gonsioroski was flown from Montana to IU Simon Cancer Center earlier this year after the return of his cancer. The Gonsioroski's found respite at our House, and we were able to provide this "home-away-from-home" to the their family because of the amazing support from the community, volunteers and partners.
Every day the Ronald McDonald House serves as a place for keeping families close and you can also be a part of our mission. Whether it's volunteering at the House, participating in a community event or providing a home-cooked meal, you can help keep families like the Gonsioroski's close.

Calling All Sporting Clays Enthusiasts! 

Please join us for fun, food and friendly competition at our annual Sporting Clays Tournament on  Friday, September 22   from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Izaak Walton League in Kokomo, IN.  

Tournament Highlights Include:
  • 100 Bird main event & side games
  • Complimentary ammo & shooter gifts
  • Raffle & silent auction
  • Trophies awarded to top scores
  • Continental breakfast, snacks & lunch
Proceeds from this event directly support our mission of keeping families close when they need it most. Registration is available online! Use promo code HOME for early bird pricing through Friday, September 8. A downloadable mail-in form is also available on our website.

For more information, please visit our website or contact Savannah Ball, Development Associate, at (317) 267-0605 ext. 209 or by e-mail at

Thank You for Helping Us Celebrate Mac's 1st Birthday!

Mac doing what he loves most: giving snuggles!
Mac posing with his 1st birthday cake!

Having fun at the puppy "adoption center".
Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us celebrate our "good boy" Mac! It was dog-gone good time with lots of "pup"cakes, paw-ty games, and other puppy-themed activities.
Special thanks to our friends at Goodfellas Pizzeria, NerdyGirl Cupcakes and 
Adopt-a-Room Partner: The Employees of Navient

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 thank the employees of Navient who raised the funds through their employee run and funded "Jeans BeCause" program. Through Jeans BeCause, employees are allowed to wear jeans to work for a minimum donation of $10 per month to chariities they have nominated and voted to select. Together, more than 870 Navient employees raised over $9,000 through the month of June.

Navient employee Tami Crawford nominated Ronald McDonald House after chatting in the hospital hallway with a little girl whose family was staying at the house.  "I could instantly tell what a very valuable service Ronald McDonald House provides," said Tami, "and since then I've learned that some of our own employees' families also stayed there.  We're all connected in this community in ways we don't always recognize. My Navient colleagues and I found it very meaningful to help keep families with sick children stay close to each other."

 A big RMHCCIN thank you Tami and the many incredible employees of Navient for coming together to keep our families close.
Upcoming Community Events
Papa John's
September 2017

Papa John's is helping keep families close. During the month of September, use code  RMHC40  to get 40% off your purchase while also donating 10% to RMHCCIN!

Panda Express
645 Oscar Robertson Blvd. (near IUPUI)
Thursday, October 12 | 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Step 1) Convince your friends or family to get Panda Express. 

Step 2) Present  this flyer 
in store 
or order online with promo code 234981. 

Step 3) Enjoy some good food while also benefiting RMHCCIN. 20% of your purchase comes back to the House!

Celebrate RMHCCIN with a McCafe Drink!

McDonald's of Central Indiana is helping us celebrate our upcoming 35th birthday in a big way! Beginning Tuesday, September 5 through Tuesday, October 31 35ยข from every hot specialty McCafe drink purchased will help keep families close at RMHCCIN! 

Don't miss out on Fall favorites like the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Caramel Macchiato and Vanilla Cappuccino!

Thursday, September 7 is World Duchennes Awareness Day!

Metaverse Entertainment  is offering free Virtual Reality rides to children with disabilities at their locations in Castleton and Greenwood Malls in Indianapolis and College Park Mall in Bloomington  on  Thursday, September 7.

The one-day offer marks World Duchenne Awareness day at the 10 malls across the country where Metaverse Entertainment has a presence. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a rare and fatal disease affecting thousands of newborn boys a year. Learn more about Duchenne Awareness Day here.

Meal Groups Needed!

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 House at Limestone (located on the IUPUI campus) and our House located inside Riley.

Available Upcoming Dinner Dates (House at Limestone)
  • Monday, August 21
  • Sunday, August 27
  • Thursday, August 31
  • Tuesday, September 5
  • Friday, September 8
  • Friday, September 15
  • Thursday, September 21
  • Friday, September 22
  • Friday, September 29
Available Upcoming Dinner Dates (House at Riley)
  • Monday, August 21
  • Wednesday, August 23
  • Friday, August 25
  • Sunday, August 27
  • Monday, August 28
  • Tuesday, August 29
  • Friday, September 1
  • Sunday, September 3
  • Monday, September 4
  • Tuesday, September 5
  • Wednesday, September 6
  • Saturday, September 9
  • Sunday, September 10
  • Monday, September 11
Dinner spots in late September and October are available. Many breakfast dates are also open at both locations. For full meal availability or to sign-up, please  visit here.

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