October 2016


Happy Halloween! We've been enjoying some spooky fun at the Ronald McDonald House recently! Big thanks to our various meal and services groups who have stopped to paint pumpkins, bake cookies, and whip up some super fun meals at the House the last couple of weeks!

As the holiday season approaches we have plenty in store for our families and our friends -- most notably, our upcoming "Home for the Holidays" Open House on Tuesday, November 29! This free, family-friendly event is a wonderful opportunity to see the House "in action" (all while enjoying some holiday treats)! We hope that you will join us!

Take Care,

Michelle Study-Campbell, CEO


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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
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Canned/Cup of Fruit
Snack Items (Individual Chip Bags, Pretzels, etc.)
Microwavable Popcorn
Pudding Cups
Liquid Hand Soap
Cereal (Individual Servings)
Lysol Wipes / Lysol Spray
Dish Towels/Cloths

Please click here to view our full wish list.

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.

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Mission Moment: Shahadey Family Story

The Shahadey family stayed at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana 11 years ago when their youngest son, Adam, was born with health complications and Down Syndrome. Please watch their inspiring video below to hear what it meant to them to have their entire family close to each other while Adam was in the hospital.

Click here to view their story.
Our 9th Annual Taste Event was a Grand Success!

What a night! We are so grateful to our 300+ friends and  supporters who came to our "Taste...the Wine Regions of California" gala held on Friday, October 21 and the  nearly  200 that joined us for the inaugural "Taste After Dark" after-party!

Together, we were able to raise more than $160,000 in support of the families we serve at RMHCCIN!
An extra special thank you to our fabulous emcee,  Scott  Sander o f WISH-TV, auctioneer Scott Kolb , the Young Pr ofessionals Board and Taste Planning Committee , photographers Rich Barker and Alan Armstrong , staff , volunteers  and our generous partners who made the evening possible!

Taste Presenting Partner

Wine Partner

Taste After Dark
Presenting Partner

Entertainment Partner:   Simon ; Video Partner: Ermco ; Silent Auction Partner: Nordstrom ; Live Auction Partner: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP ; California Silver Partners: Messer Construction ,   Pile CPAs , BMO Harris Bank , Valeo Financial Advisors , OmniSource Corp. , Pepper Construction , Theresa D. Props, C.P.A. ; Jewelry Pull Partner: Kendra Scott Jewelry ; TAD Welcome Partner: Cook Regentec ; TAD DJ Partner: Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance ; TAD Lounge Partners: Hall Render , Safety Management Group , CliftonLarsonAllen ; TAD Party Partner: Union Jack Pub ; TAD Libations Partner: Broken Beaker Distillery

Join us for our "Home for the Holidays" Open House!

Join Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana on Tuesday, November 29 as we celebrate the spirit of togetherness and spread holiday cheer at our annual "Home for the Holidays" Open House! This event is free and open to the public.

Highlights Include:
  • Cookies and cocoa
  • Decorate your own gingerbread man
  • Appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Claus
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Holiday entertainment including the Second Presbyterian Children's Choir and soloist Bryce Wray-Nelson
  • Meet and greet with our fuzzy, new Chief Cheer Officer, Mac!
  • Ceremonial lighting of the House
  • Appearance by Ronald McDonald
  • Chance to vote in our inaugural "Deck the Halls" Christmas tree contest
  • Guided tours
  • And more!
Introducing Mac!

Say "Hello" to the  newest addition to the RMHCCIN team -- o ur Chief Cheer Officer, Mac! Mac is a 12-week-old  labradoodle puppy currently undergoing training to become a therapy dog! Once he is certified, Mac will join us here at the House and offer ample cuddles and love to our families! Make sure to squeeze in a snuggle at our Holiday Open House!

Giving Tuesday

Join us once again as we take part in #GivingTuesday on November 29 and help us make an even bigger impact on RMHCCIN families! 

For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Rachel Moehle at rmoehle@rmhccin.org or at (317) 267-0605, ext. 208 
Save the Date for October's Community Fundraisers

Dillard's Southern Living Cookbook

Searching for the perfect hostess gift this holiday season? The Dillard's Southern Living Christmas Cookbook includes 200 + recipes and dozens of decorating ideas, PLUS proceeds help to support RMHCCIN families. Did we mention it is only $10? Purchase yours   online today or by visiting/calling the store in Richmond, IN
IUPUI Book Drive

Gi ve the gift of literacy this holiday season! Stop by the Barnes and Noble book store at IUPUI any time between store hours through December 16, 2016 (you don't have to be an IUPUI student) to help spread some holiday cheer!

Latte Promotion

Cold weather got you down? Warm up with a McDonald's McCafé latte! Now through November 24, McDonald's of Central Indiana is donating $.20 of each specialty McCafé beverage sold to RMHCCIN. Get your PSL fix and help keep families close all at the same time!

National Fundraiser: Nov. 1 -13

Beginning November 1-13, you can help keep families close at McDonald's by making a $1, $3 or $5 donation right at the counter or drive-thru! And, because our friends and McDonald's are so generous, you'll even get a FREE small fry or hash browns on your next visit in when you donate!

Click here to see how your McDonald's donation impacts RMHC families.

For more information on upcoming community events, please contact Savannah Ball, Development Associate, at (317) 267-0605 ext. 209 or  sball@rmhccin.org  
Meal Groups Needed at our House at Riley!

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 smaller House located inside Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. 

Available November Dinners (House INSIDE Riley Hospital):
  • Fri. 11/4
  • Sun. 11/6
  • Mon. 11/14
  • Tues. 11/15
  • Fri. 11/25
  • Tues. 11/29
Breakfast dates at both Houses are also available. For full meal availability or to sign-up, please visit here.