January 2017

Welcome from our Chief Cheer Officer 



Hel lo,
 
I'm Mac -- certified therapy dog  and newest member of the Ronald McDona ld House Charities of Central Indiana team! I love my job as Chief Cheer Officer. I get to spend my day playing, cuddling and spending time with the wonderful children and families at RMHCCIN (it's a pretty great gig). My office even comes with its very own bed and chew toys. Wow!

Most importantly, my job is to bring a sense of home, comfort and joy to families even when they are scared or don't feel well. Everyone enjoys a big hug, wagging tail and sometimes even a slobbery kiss! Because I am a labradoodle, I do not shed and I'm even hypoallergenic. This mean that even children with pet allergies or suppressed immune systems can enjoy my company (and my colleagues say I give the best cuddles). I can't always make the troubles go away but if I can provide even a moment of comfort and relief to our children and families then I'm a happy pup!

I currently work at the House on Limestone St., Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. If you'll be at the House, please stop by and see me. I love to make new friends!

Love and Cuddles



Mac
Chief Cheer Officer


 

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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
Canned/Cup of Fruit
Snack Items (Individual Chip Bags, Pretzels, etc.)
Microwavable Popcorn
Pudding Cups
Liquid Hand Soap
Lysol Wipes / Lysol Spray
Lanyards


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 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.

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Mission Moment: Thank You from Evan!

It makes our day receiving these notes of encouragement from past families that have stayed with us. Check out these sweet words by the Brenneman family. Baby Evan just celebrated his first birthday!

Share Your RMHCCIN Story



Have you or a loved one been helped by the Ronald McDonald House? Whether you're a family that has stayed at the House, a parent that has received a much needed cup of coffee from our C3 Cart or you've been impacted by RMHCCIN some other way, we'd love to hear from you!

Click here to submit your story!
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

December was a HUGE month for our House and we'd like to say thank you to following groups, individuals and organizations (plus the countless others) that made meals, baked cookies, donated gifts to and organized our Santa's Workshop and so much more. 

Thank you Heartland Dental who cleaned, baked cookies, organized our pantries and shopped for our Santa's Workshop! 

Thank you Indiana Electric Cooperatives who raised over $16,000 for the House and delivered carts full of pantry items for their annual fundraiser!


Thank you McDonald's of Central Indiana for another great Joy of Giving dinner and your overwhelming support and dedication to keeping families close!
Thank you #JacksPack who provided a delicious and filling breakfast for our families.



Calling All Young Professionals!



Do you enjoy....
  • Planning fun and engaging events?
  • Networking with energetic and like-minded young professionals ages 25-40?
  • Making a difference in your community?
Considering joining RMHCCIN's Young Professionals Board (YPB)! YPB is a young professional's organization dedicated to supporting the ever increasing fundraising and volunteer needs of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana (RMHCCIN). Members benefit by taking part in hands-on volunteer opportunities, serving in a leadership capacity, or through the various networking opportunities the organization provides.

Want to find out how you can get involved? 
Contact  Savannah Ball, Development Associate, at sball@rmhccin.org  or (317) 267-0605 ext. 209 for more information!
We did it!


We've been patiently waiting and after months of review -- the word is in: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana holds the official Guinness World Record for the most aluminum tabs recycled in 24 hours as a result of our 2016 Pop Tab and Coin Drop! Thank you to everyone who collected, volunteers and helped us achieve this record. 


Make sure to mark your calendars for this year's Pop Tab & Coin Drop on Monument Circle Friday, July 14, 2016 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.! 

Want to learn more about our pop tab program? Visit our website or contact Rachel Moehle, Marketing Associate, at rmoehle@rmhccin.org or (317) 267-0605 ext. 208.
Meal Groups Needed for the Months of January and February!


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 House located inside Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. 

Available Upcoming Dinner Dates (House at Limestone)
  • Thurs. 2/2
  • Fri. 2/3
  • Sun. 2/5
  • Sun. 2/12

  • Wed. 2/15
  • Tues. 2/21
  • Sun. 2/26
Available Upcoming Dinner Dates (House at Riley)
  • Tues. 1/31
  • Fri. 2/3
  • Sun. 2/5
  • Mon. 2/13
  • Tues. 2/14
  • Fri. 2/24
  • Sun. 2/26
  • Mon. 2/27
  • Tues. 2/28

Dinner spots in March as well as breakfast dates at both Houses are also available . For full meal availability or to sign-up, please visit here.