February 2017
Thank You
Keeping Families Close
Mission Moment: Thank you from Room 43

"Thanks for helping out on a hard time. If it were not for you, I would not be able to make it to every doctor's visit or stay. Thanks a lot. - Room 43
A Message from our CEO

It's been another busy month here at the House! Last week, we were delighted to have our friends from Dillard's in Richmond, IN stop by. Each year, local Dillard's stores support RMHC nationwide through Southern Living Holiday Cookbook sales. This year, proceeds from the Richmond, IN store raised over $1,400 to benefit our House.   

From cookbook sales to pop tabs, support from our community plays a vital role in making our House a home for 58 families each night. We are continually grateful to those that choose to donate their time, talent and efforts to our cause. Read below to hear about just a few of the wonderful groups and individuals we are thankful for this month!
2017 Partnership Opportunities

You can make a difference by keeping families close at RMHCCIN through a special events partnership. With levels ranging $1,000 - $15,000 there are many opportunities for you or your organization to participate.

Mark Your Calendars for our 2017 RMHCCIN & Community Events!

Thursday, April 25
Blingo -- The Hatch, Broad Ripple
Monday, June 5
31st Annual "Swing for Kids" Golf Tournament -- Chatham Hills Golf Club, Westfield
Saturday, June 17
Heroes for the House 5K -- NCAA Hall of Champions, Indianapolis
Friday July 14
13th Annual Pop Tab & Coin Drop on Monument Circle, Indianapolis
Friday, September 22
Sporting Clays -- Izaak Walton League, Kokomo
Friday, November 3
Taste Gala -- Biltwell Event Center, Downtown Indianapolis
Tuesday, November 28
Holiday Open House -- Ronald McDonald House, Indianapolis

Questions? Contact Sonya Robinson, Special Events Manager at  srobinson@rmhccin.org  or  (317) 267-0605 ext. 227. 

Larry "the Can Man" VanNess Reaches 13 Million Tabs!

Our dear friend, Larry VanNess celebrated his 70th birthday last week by donating his 13 millionth pop tab to the House! Thank you, Larry, for your dedication to our pop tab program and to keeping families close. We are so blessed to have a friend like you and wish you many more years of health and happiness!

Click here to view WTHR's story on Larry!
Thank you Community Partners!

A big thank you to Jamberry and Ashley McAllister for hosting a Valentines's Day nail bar event and treating our ladies of the House to a night of pampering. Thank you for giving our families a welcome moment to relax!

It takes a lot to make our House a home for our families. One of the ways we are able to do this is through the generosity of our corporate partners like Niagara water. Niagara Bottling provides us with regular donations of fresh water to ensure our families are well-hydrated and healthy. Thank you! 

Two foundations from Bartholomew County have become recent joint Adopt-a-Room partners. The Custer Foundation and the Nugent Foundation awarded separate grants to help cover costs of families from the Columbus, IN area. Thank you Custer and Nugent Foundations for keeping Bartholomew County families close! Learn more about our Adopt-a-Room opportunities here.

Meal Groups Needed for March and April!

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)
  • Thursday, March 2
  • Friday, March 10
  • Thursday, March 16
  • Thursday, March 30
  • Monday, April 3
  • Friday, April 14
Available Upcoming Dinner Dates (House at Riley)
  • Saturday, March 4
  • Monday, March 6
  • Monday, March 13
  • Friday, March 24
  • Monday, March 27
  • Friday, March 31
  • Sunday, April 2
  • Monday, April 3
Dinner spots in mid-late April as well as breakfast dates at both Houses are also available. For full meal availability or to sign-up, please  visit here.

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