House Update: January 2016
Michelle's Message
It's hard to believe that another year has flown by - and such an exciting
year at that!

T he start of a new year brings no shortage of ways to get involved and show your support of our House. From collecting pop tabs and preparing meals to grabbing lunch at our Granite City dine-to-donate event or seeing some of your favorite acts at the AAA Monumental Music Jam on Feb. 25 - there is ample opportunity to continue to support our families here at the House.

We have big plans in store for 2016 that we cannot wait to unveil as the year unfolds. Stay tuned and follow us for all of the exciting details!

Wishing you health and happiness in 2016.

Michelle Study-Campbell, CEO


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Top Ten

Wish List



You can help make staying at the Ronald McDonald House easier for our families by donating items from our Wish List.

Granola Bars

Liquid Laundry Detergent

Snack Items

Liquid Hand Soap
Dryer Sheets

Bottled Water

Pop Tarts

Cereal (Individual Servings)

Paper Towels

Lysol Wipes / Lysol Spray

Keeping Families Close: 
Graham's Story

Five-year-old Graham Barnes has accomplished a lot in his short life. He's run a 5K, won a trophy in baseball, and is really good at math. But his biggest accomplishment took place four year ago when he rang the bell at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health - the bell letting the entire floor know he had finished his last round of chemotherapy treatment and would be going home.

"August 1 is his remission date. We eat a lot of cake that day," says Graham's mom, Amanda Byers. 

"We felt the tumor on Christmas Day. My best friend, who also happens to be an ICU nurse at Riley was over. I was changing his diaper and we both noticed something was wrong," says Amanda. Amanda immediately called the pediatrician and a CAT scan was scheduled for Graham. "I will always remember seeing this large mass on the screen and the expression on the technician's face. They wouldn't let us leave the building."

Monumental Music Jam to Benefit the Ronald McDonald House

The AAA Insurance Monumental Music Jam returns to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday, February 25, 2016. This year's show features country hit maker, Billy Currington with rising star Kelsea Ballerini plus special guests Old Dominion and Kane Brown. 

Ticket prices start at just $25 and, best of all, for every ticket sold, $1 will be donated to the House! 

These tickets will not last long.  Get your tickets today!
Dine to Donate at Granite City on February 18!

We are partnering with Granite City Food and Brewery to host a Dine-to-Donate event at both their Carmel and Downtown locations. 

Stop by any time on Thursday, February 18, and mention that you're dining to support the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana. Granite City will donate 20% of your check back to the House. Your lunch, dinner, drinks, or even carry-out items can help support our mission!
See below for store hours and location information:

Thank You to our Wonderful Supporters!
How You Can Help Families Staying at the House
Volunteer. 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 the Ronald McDonald House. Learn how.

Host a wish list drive. Our House is just like your home but on a much larger scale. Get a group of friends, neighbors, or co-workers together for a donation drive of the items on our top ten wish list to the left. View the complete wish list.

Collect pop tabs. This initiative is a fun, inexpensive way for individuals, schools, businesses and organizations to get involved with Ronald McDonald House of Indiana and to make a difference in the community. Pop tabs are an important reminder that even the little things make a big difference. Find out more.

Make a cash contributionThe Ronald McDonald House of Indiana is financially supported primarily through tax-deductible contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. Thanks to your support, our doors have remained open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for over 33 years. Thank you!

Provide a Meal that Heals! 

A fter a  long day at the hospital, there's nothing more appreciated  than a home-cooked meal. Get together with friends, family  or co-workers to plan a menu and prepare a comforting meal 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. 

For more information on how to sign-up to provide a meal that heals, please click here.