September 2018
Keeping Families Close
Mission Moment: Take a Walk in Their Socks

#SockItforRMHC: Take A Walk in Their Socks

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana provides a "home-away-from-home" for more than 5,000 families of hospitalized children each year. 
With one pair of socks, you can help keep families together and near the care they need. 

With your donation of $10 or more, you will receive a pair of our signature red and white socks Best of all, your donation will help provide families with all of the comforts of home so that they can focus on what's most important: the health and well-being of their child.

Take a walk in their socks and #SockItforRMHC!

Visit  rmhccin.org/sockitforrmhc  for more information!
A Message from our CEO

Michelle Study-Campbell and the Osmon family #SockItforRMHC

The last few months of the year are always busy ones for our House! As we wrap up our 35th anniversary (I know -- we don't look a day over 25!) we're excited to unveil our brand-new #SockItforRMHC campaign! 

#SockItforRMHC is an opportunity for friends and supporters of our House to help RMHCCIN families with just a pair of socks! Now through October 5, with your donation of $10 or more, you can receive a pair of our signature red and white striped socks! Once you have your socks, get social and share a photo on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter using the hashtag above. Not only have you just donated to help a family be near their child, you've also helped us raise awareness to support even more families -- and looked great while doing it!

All of this culminates to one big celebration on Friday, October 5 (or Friday, October 12 for our friends in Terre Haute!) in honor of Day of Change -- a full day dedicated to commemorating the opening of the very first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia, PA and recognizing the powerful difference that your small change can make for our families. We'll be at various McDonald's restaurants throughout the Central Indiana region celebrating our big day and may even bring a few friends along with us. We hope that you'll put on those socks, grab your spare change and join us!

Be sure to visit our website for more information on where we'll be and how you can help. Want to know more about our organization's beginning? Click here to hear from the original founders as they discuss how RMHC got its start in 1974!


Until next time!
 
Adopt a Room Spotlight - Barnyard Baggers



The Adopt-a-Room program is a year-long sponsorship of a room or continuing care apartment at our Limestone and Riley Houses. The program provides families with much more than just a roof over their heads -- it helps to provide support, home-cooked meals and relief from their stressful situations. Most importantly, room partners are helping families focus on what matters most -- their seriously-ill or injured child.

This month we recognize Barnyard Baggers for their dedication to keeping families together and near the care they need. Barnyard Baggers is a Northwest Indiana custom motorcycle shop. This year they chose RMHCCIN as their charity of choice at their annual motorcycle raffle, raising over $24K for the House!

This is what they had to say: "We wanted to give to Ronald McDonald House so they can continue to change the lives of others. Giving back isn't just about a donation, it's about making a difference and a way of life for us at Barnyard Baggers."

Thank you for helping us continue our mission Barnyard Baggers!
Join us at Taste and Taste After Dark on November 2!


Registration is now open for Taste ...the Wine Regions of Italy presented by Riley Children's Hospital at Indiana University Health on Friday, November 2 at the Biltwell Event Center!

Join us for an evening of fine wines, gourmet food pairings, exciting live and silent auction packages and more as we celebrate the power of togetherness and the strength of families

Click here for tickets and information!

Then,  be sure to get your tickets for an after party unlike any other! 
Taste After Dark, presented by UPSĀ® and hosted by the RMHCCIN Young Professionals Board, kicks off at 9 p.m.! Enjoy wine & spirit tastings, music, small bites, cocktails and more -- all for the benefit of RMHCCIN families. Learn more here!



Around the House


September 9 was National Teddy Bear Day and all of our families had a chance to celebrate thanks to our friends at Southwest Airlines and Build-a-Bear! More than 7,100 bears were distributed to Ronald McDonald Houses nationwide! Needless to say, our RMHCCIN kiddos were "bear-y" excited -- just take a look at those smiles!




A big thank you to Gymboree Play and Music who brought the fun with their recent visit to the House! Families had the opportunity to play, learn and enjoy some time with Gymbo the Clown!
Corporate Spotlight: Barnes and Thornburg, LLP



Since 2002,  Barnes & Thornburg, LLP  has remained a constant and steady partner to our House. From making freezer meals and decorating Christmas trees to sponsoring events (and occasionally even hosting them!) -- our friends at Barnes & Thornburg do it all.  

Thank you for you enduring support of our mission!
Fun Fact #8: Did you know 92% of families travel 52 miles or more to stay at RMHCCIN?

More often than not, families find themselves at our House after news of an unexpected illness or accident. The majority of our families travel over 52 miles to seek the medical care their child needs. Far from home, many families arrive with just the clothes on their back and the gas in their tank - unsure of how to get by for the next few days, weeks or sometimes months. In their moment of need, RMHCCIN is there to provide a "home-away-from-home."

Thanks to your support, RMHCCIN is able to provide over 5,000 families a safe, comfortable place just steps away from their sick or injured child every year. Thank you for helping us continue our mission of keeping families together and near the care they need.
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We are in need of meal groups for both our House at Limestone (located on the IUPUI campus) and our House located inside Riley. RMHCCIN welcomes meal groups on a one-time or reoccurring basis. Additional dates and meal group guidelines can be found here .

Limestone Dinner Dates:
Riley Lunch Dates:
  • Mon. 10/8
  • Tues. 10/9
  • Fri. 10/12
  • Sun. 10/21
  • Wed. 11/21
  • Fri. 11/23
  • Sun. 11/25
  • Mon. 11/26
  • Wed. 11/28
Limestone  Breakfast  Dates:
  • Mon. 10/8
  • Wed. 10/10
  • Fri. 10/12
  • Mon. 10/15
  • Wed. 10/17
  • Thurs. 10/18
  • Fri. 10/19
  • Mon. 10/22
  • Tues. 10/23
  • Thurs. 10/25
  • Fri. 10/26
  • Mon. 10/29
  • Tues. 10/30
  • Wed. 10/31
  • Thurs. 10/4
  • Fri. 10/5
  • Mon. 10/8 - Wed. 10/10
  • Thurs. 10/11
  • Sat. 10/13 - Wed. 10/17
  • Fri. 10/19
  • Sun. 10/21- Wed. 10/24
  • Fri. 10/26
  • Mon. 10/29 - Wed. 10/31
Riley Dinner Dates:
  • Mon. 10/8 
  • Tues. 10/9
  • Mon. 10/15
  • Wed. 10/17
  • Mon. 10/22 - Wed. 10/24
  • Sun. 10/28 - Tues. 10/30

Interested?  Please  contact Marci Corbin, Family Experience Coordinator, at mcorbin@rmhccin.org  or at (317) 267-0605, ext. 210 or  visit our website  for additional opportunities and information.

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