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Let Your Love Shine Through


LET YOUR LOVE SHINE THROUGH

The Capital Campaign for Ronald
McDonald House Charities® of Michiana

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Let Your Love Shine Through


LET YOUR LOVE SHINE THROUGH

The Capital Campaign for Ronald
McDonald House Charities® of Michiana

 

"LET YOUR LOVE SHINE THROUGH"

Help Us Build a Future for
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Michiana

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Every day Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of Michiana serves the families of critically ill and injured children at Beacon Children’s Hospital in South Bend. While the hospital team takes care of the children, we provide a place for their families to relax or sleep, eat a hot meal or grab a quick shower at no cost to them.

For years, RMHC® of Michiana operated beyond its small, 3 bedroom capacity, often having to turn families away for overnight accommodations due to a lack of space. This is why 2017 is such an exciting year for the charity.

Beacon Children’s Hospital has graciously provided us with a 15,000-square-foot space in the Skyway building; where in February 2017 we completed renovations and opened the new Ronald McDonald House! The new house has already served hundreds of families by allowing them to stay close to their children during critical treatment.

Our house offers Guests:

  • 20 overnight suites which provide temporary housing to entire families, including siblings and children receiving multiple-day outpatient services
  • Comfortable living rooms with televisions, DVD players and a fireplace
  • A breakfast nook and dining room with ample seating for multiple families
  • A children’s play room with a beautifulmagnetic wall and colorful nature-themed magnets for children to play with
  • A large, multi-family kitchen, which is kept stocked with all of the essentials a family would need for any of their meals and snacks throughout the day
  • Laundry facilities complete with detergent, an iron, ironing boards and laundry baskets
  • Restrooms and showers for day-guests, stocked with the toiletries and towels that might be needed during their visit
  • A community room that can be used for private conversations and consultations, as a group meeting space, or a quiet getaway

In June of this year, through the generosity of friends and supporters in the community, we were able to complete Phase 1 of the Capital Campaign; over $2.9 million dollars was raised which covered the build-out and furnishing of our new home-away-from-home.  We could not have done this without the generous help of friends in the communities we serve. On behalf of all of our RMHC® families, we humbly thank each one of our donors for helping to see this project to completion.

Today, we embark on a new goal, Phase 2 of the Love Shining Through Capital Campaign!  With the new house complete, we shift our focus to the perpetuity of RMHC® of Michiana through a $5 million dollar endowment fund.  Establishing an endowment will offer a safeguard for the future of the charity—ensuring that as more families are sent for critical care at Beacon Children’s Hospital, none will go without the rest, replenishment and support they need.

 
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DONATE NOW


DONATE NOW

No parent is ever prepared to learn that their child is seriously ill, or has been critically injured. Help us lay a strong foundation so RMHC® of Michiana can continue to provide necessary support for families when life presents the unexpected.

DONATE NOW


DONATE NOW

No parent is ever prepared to learn that their child is seriously ill, or has been critically injured. Help us lay a strong foundation so RMHC® of Michiana can continue to provide necessary support for families when life presents the unexpected.

 

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

VOLUNTEER

One of the greatest assets we have is a “staff” of more than 170 trained volunteers who welcome our families and keep the Ronald McDonald House in “five-star” shape. Our volunteers know that providing comfort and support to families in times of stress can be a truly rewarding experience. We have two basic requirements for all volunteers – dependability and compassion. Volunteers assist in the day-to-day operations of the House. Duties include answering the telephone, registering new guests, performing light housekeeping tasks and most importantly, lending a listening and supportive ear to our guests. Volunteers also assist with the charity’s special projects, committees and events. 


GIFT CARDS

Merchant gift cards in any amount are appreciated. We welcome phone cards and
gift cards from any grocery or office supply store.


HELP STOCK OUR PANTRY

We appreciate donations of non-perishable items such as packaged foods, canned goods,
frozen meats, trial-sized personal care items, cleaning products, etc. Donated items may be delivered daily to the house from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


BE A "CHEF-FOR-THE-DAY"

Prepare the 6 p.m. meal for 20-30 RMHC® of Michiana guests.
To schedule a day, call 574-647-3020.


GROUPS & EVENTS

Representatives of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Michiana
are available to speak to groups of any size.
Contact Lauren Smyth, Director of Development and Communications at 574-647-6241