July 2016

Hello,

Summer sure hit hard and fast, didn't it? 

Earlier this month, we wrapped up our 12th Annual Pop Tab & Coin Drop with a whopping 6.4 million tabs collected in just under 3 hours -- a huge accomplishment in our attempt to set a Guinness World Record. We even caught a few  Pokémon while we were at it!

And though summer is coming to a close, we are not slowing down here at the House. Coming up, you'll read about some of the great ways you can enjoy the final days of summer while helping to support our families including Indy's first "MommyMile" and the "Save Your Tabs" Challenge from our friends at Sun King Brewing Company!
 
As always, we're incredibly grateful to the friends and supporters of the House who host these events and help us provide comfort and care to thousands of families each year.

Take care,

 
Michelle Study-Campbell, CEO

 

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You can support the 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.

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
Pasta Sauce
Granola Bars
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Snack Items (Individual Chip Bags, Pretzels, etc.)
Liquid Hand Soap
Dryer Sheets
Cereal (Individual Servings)
Lysol Wipes / Lysol Spray
Lanyards
Queen & Twin Blankets (new)

Please click here to view our full wish list.
Mission Moment: Thanks from our Families


Coins, Pop Tabs, Pokémon...Oh My!

Thank you to all who came out to support the House at our 12th Annual Pop Tab & Coin Drop! On Friday, July 15, 2016 (now officially known as Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana Day, thanks to a proclamation from Mayor Hogsett) we went out to set the Guinness World Record for the most pop tabs collected in 24 hours. Although we won't find out if we officially set the record until the fall, we did end up collecting 6,445,881 pop tabs in just under three hours on Monument Circle!

It was a beautiful day! We had live music by Pop Tab & the Twisters, food by Scratch Truck and Big Ron's Bistro, free face painting by Willing Hands Designs, games by Sun King Brewery and of course Ronald McDonald himself made an appearance.

None of this would have been possible without your time, donations and support of RMHCCIN. For those unfamiliar with the pop tab program, visit our website to learn more and see how you can make a difference. You can see pictures from this year's event on our Facebook page, and we'll see you next year at our 13th Annual Pop Tab and Coin Drop on Monument Circle! 
Time for our Wild, Wild Midwest Sporting Clays Event!

Step into your cowboy boots and take a journey to the wild, wild Midwest for a good, old-fashioned shoot-out benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana (RMHCCIN)! Join us on Saturday, September 17, at Howard County Izaak Walton League of America in Kokomo, IN for our signature sporting clays event. The event will feature 100 Bird Main Event & side events, raffle, silent auction, continental breakfast, snacks and lunch.

The early bird catches the worm with our Early Bird registration special! Don't miss out, register online today (Early Bird special ends Monday, 8/15/16)! Learn more about the Wild, Wild Midwest Sporting Clays Shoot & Barbeque and sponsorship opportunities on our website

For more information contact Sonya Robinson, Development Officer, via email at srobinson@rmhccin.org or call (317) 267-2247, ext. 227.
Thank You Tommy Baldwin Racing!

What a treat for our families to meet NASCAR driver Regan Smith with  Tommy Baldwin Racing  who was in Indy for the Brickyard 400. He spent time talking with our families and all kinds of cool cars to the kiddos!  Thank you!
The MommyMile Comes to Indianapolis

Indy's first MommyMile is just 5 weeks away! Join us Sunday, August 28, as we celebrate motherhood and all the wonderful things that Mom does at this brand-new 5K race and one mile walk being held at Clay Terrace Fashion Mall in Carmel, IN. When you register you will receive:
  • Tote bag 
  • Race medal 
  • Exclusive MommyMile t-shirt
  • Celebratory toast
  • Finisher's rose
  • Exclusive shopping deals 
  • And more! 

Best of all, proceeds from the MommyMile come back to the House to help keep families close!


Save $5 when you use the code "RMHCCIN" at registration! Click here for more info. 
Taste...Journeys to the Wine Regions of California


Revel in breathtaking views as you sip your way through California wine country at our annual "Taste..." event hosted at the spectacular D'Amore atop Chase Tower on Friday, October 21.

This night to remember will be sure to take you on a journey of all the sense -- particularly the heart -- for the benefit of for the benefit of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana (RMHCCIN).

Visit our website for more information and partnership opportunities.

Provide a Meal that Heals


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!

Get together with friends, family or co-workers to plan a menu and prepare a meal that heals for our families. We provide the kitchen, you provide the food! Not only will you be helping our families, but you will also have a great team building experience with your group of friends, family and business associates.

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. Whether a one-time event, or a monthly date, we invite you to come to the House and share your culinary skills with our families.

Sun King's "Save Your Tabs" Challenge



In the fifth installment of their "Save Your Tabs" Challenge, Sun King is collecting tabs to help Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana support families in need.

Drop off your collection of tabs on Saturday, August 13, at their downtown Indianapolis brewery location. Sun King will weigh your tabs and reward you with some awesome prizes including gift cards, pint glasses, private brewery tours/tastings and more! Visit their blog to learn more about the "Save Your Tabs" Challenge.