e-News for November 30, 2018


These images, taken in our library, show Michala as she’s grown over the years while staying at The Ronald McDonald House during visits to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. (Photos courtesy Cheryl Angus.)


Nine Thankful Years

Michala Angus was diagnosed with failure to thrive and an immune deficiency caused by being born prematurely. Her sister Logan was later diagnosed with right-side kidney disease due to bladder dysfunction. Both have had to endure multiple surgeries and procedures that make them, and their mother Cheryl, frequent guests at our Ronald McDonald House. Click here to hear Cheryl tell their story. Then please consider making a gift that helps keeps parents and their children close when young patients are getting medical treatment in Columbus.

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Handbag HULLABALOO™at Hollywood Casino a Lucky Night

Handbags wait to be won at this year’s Handbag HULLABALOO™ at Hollywood Casino.

This year’s Handbag HULLABALLOO™ at the Hollywood Casino was another wonderfully lucky night for some of our attendees. Three hundred fourty guests delighted in wonderful food and drinks while having lots of fun as beautiful designer handbags were won! If you would like to see the Facebook photo album of the night’s memorable moments, click here! Be sure to tag yourself if you were in one of the photos!The evening garnered $95,000 to help keep families near to their hospitalized children in Columbus. Special thanks to the new Treasure Trunk Sponsor, Quantum Health; our new Buzzer Bag Sponsor, Safelite; our new Round Sponsors Crowne Plaza, Oswald Companies, & The Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction; and Swag Bag & Wine Bag donor Z Promotions!


Thank you for attending this year’s The Bake Sale!

There were, once again, so many goodies to choose from at this year’s bake sale.

We couldn’t have had such a successful 34th annual bake sale without you! Thanks to all those who attended, to the army of volunteers who helped before and during the sale, and to all of those who baked up a storm to help keep our families close when a child is at an area hospital. Also, seven was certainly a lucky number for Matt Miller, the winner of the sale’s first 50/50 raffle! With 770 tickets sold, the winner’s take was $7,700! Congratulations, Matt!


Save The Dates for Our 2019 Events


Handbag HULLABALOO!™ Dublin, Crown Mercedes Benz – April 5th

Handbag HULLABALOO!™ Powell, Bridgewater Conference Center – May 10th

Handbag HULLABALOO!™ Chillicothe, The Christopher Inn & Conference Center – September 19th

Handbag HULLABALOO!™ Bucyrus, Pickwick Place – October 10th

Handbag HULLABALOO!™ New Albany – Location and Date, TBD



RMHC Junior Golf Classic (2 Juniors under 16 and 2 adults ), Mount Vernon Country Club – June 17th

RMHC Joe Mortellaro Golf Classic, Wedgewood Golf & Country Club – July 15th



Paint the Town Center Red at Easton Town Center – September 6th

RMHC Sporting Clays Tournament, Mad River Sportsman’s Club – September 27th

A Toast to Tinseltown, Location TBD – October 18th

The Bake Sale – RMHC of Central Ohio – November 22nd 

Volunteers Needed for 2019

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Give your time at the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House by helping to provide a home-like environment for families. There are a variety of different roles available, including Craftsmen, Front Desk and Go-Getter Volunteers. You’ll feel good and make lasting friendships! We ask that our Housewarming volunteers commit to volunteering at least 4 hours every month.

Thanks to all of those groups that have filled our Team Cuisine calendar to the end of the year!  If you were hoping your group could make a commitment before the end of the year, you still can! We’re now accepting meal group registration for 2019! Click below to register your group today!

Register your meal group by clicking here!


Hope for the House

Thanks to Seabolt & Co. at Easton Town Center for offering a signature scent with 25% of sales from its ”Hope for the House” line going to RMHC of Central Ohio through the end of the year! Stop in today and ask about this special fundraiser that’s keep families together during a child’s hospitalization.


T-Shirts & Hat Drive

When you visit vineyard vines Columbus, consider adding a kids t-shirt or hat to your purchase for donatrion to RMHC of Central Ohio. The Columbus store is collecting these items for our Santa’s Workshop where family members staying at the House get to stelect items they can give as gifts to their loved ones. This is the third year vineyard vines Columbus has held this drive as part of the store’s ‘Every Day Should Feel This Good’ vibe!

Photo courtesy of Facebook.Pop Tabs Pour In for Battle

Thanks to all of those who gathered up as many pop tabs as possible so we could beat that team up north! Of course, we’re talking about the annual rivalry between our Ronald McDonald House and the one in Ann Arbor. This year’s friendly Pop Tab Battle brought in a huge amount of tabs before the BIG GAME! The tub pictured was dropped off by Danielle, who collected them as part of her babysitting business just before the game! Thanks to all of those who collected as many pop, beer, energy drink, and other beverage can tabs they could so we could BEAT MICHIGAN! The Pop Tab Program at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House helps to pay utility bills and support other RMHC programming. Thank you for pulling tabs to help keep our families nearby their ill children.

Give The Gift of Togetherness


Thank all who donated to RMHC of Central Ohio on November 27th, #GivingTuesday. Just because Giving Tuesday is over for 2018, doesn’t mean you can’t still make a donation!  #ThankYou for helping keep families together when a child is in a Columbus hospital.


Give The Gift of Togetherness


Wishlist Top 10 

1. Dryer Sheets
2. gift cards to local retailers (Target, Kroger, Giant Eagle, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s)
3. liquid dish soap (such as Dawn)
4. HE laundry soap (PODS preferred)
5. 55 gallon heavy duty trash bags
6. paper towels
7. copy paper
8. disinfecting spray (i.e. Lysol) or Disinfectant wipes
9. gallon sized storage bags
10. wet clothe pads for Swiffer mops

Click here to see our constantly updating wish list!

Every time you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio! If you have an Amazon or Amazon Plus account or are setting up an account, please select Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio as your charitable organization!


Enroll your Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card for RMHC

Kroger’s Community Rewards program makes it easy for you to donate to RMHC of Central Ohio every time you use your Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card.  Just select Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio as the organization you want to help.

Click here to enroll or make sure RMHC of Central Ohio is your choice. 


Purchase mrly children’s apparel in shops or online, and a portion of each sale is donated toward family laundry services at both The Ronald McDonald House and at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital! Right now, save 10% on your first purchase when you sign up for emails at the mrlybrand.com website too!



Local garment producer Good Deed Rags revealed these new, limited edition designs and announced $10 from EACH of these items sold will go to RMHC of Central Ohio. From super soft triblend long sleeve tee, short sleeve tee, and hoodie options, these all make a great gift just in time for the holidays. Items available for sale from now until the end of December (normal shipping times do not apply as a limited edition design). Purchase any other shirt from Good Deed Rags, select Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio as your charity upon check out, and $10 from each shirt is donated toward helping families stay at our Ronald McDonald House. Click here to shop the Good Deed Rags collection!