World Massage Festival &
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

July 12-15, 2015
Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa
Michigan City, Indiana

Our Mission Statement: To honor those who built the bridges for our profession,
to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists
about different types of massage and to have fun.

Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center opened in July of 1995 and has served more than 11,200 families. The House has 18 bedrooms and inviting decor is based on the children's book, The Secret Garden, with several secret places to be enjoyed by all.

The House is situated on 2.5 acres with plenty of complimentary parking, and is part of the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital complex. It's located just a short shuttle to & from Loyola University Medical Center, six miles from Shriners Hospital for Children, RUSH Children's Hospital & UIC Children's Hospital.

Bring in your saved pop tabs (minimum of 100 please!), toys, non-perishable food items or household items as listed below
and receive an additional FREE door prize ticket!

Pop Tab Collection

Collecting pop tabs is a great way to teach kids about philanthropy and the importance of recycling while raising funds to help children and their families at the same time. Some of our Chapters raise thousands of dollars with their pop tab collections - up to $30,000. Look for special RMHC pop tab collection containers in the shape of a house at schools, community and civic groups, and other local organizations in your area. You can also contact a Ronald McDonald House near you to ask about getting your own house for collection.


Because Ronald McDonald Houses serve so many children and families, we only accept new, non-handmade toys.
  • Board games
  • Stuffed animals and dolls
  • Books for various reading levels
  • Puzzles
  • Video games (rated E)
  • Movies (rated G)
  • Balls and outdoor games

We want to make it easy for families to have meals and snacks without worrying about grocery shopping.
  • Canned goods
  • Non-perishable food items
Shopping List

Houses need the same products as your home, but they need them in bulk because several families stay in a House every night.
  • Paper products (facial tissue, toilet paper, paper towels)
  • Trash bags
  • Laundry detergent and fabric softener
  • Cleaning products (sponges, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent)
  • Bath and bedroom items (towels, shower curtains, sheets and pillow cases)
  • Personal care products (deodorant, dental floss, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner)
  • Entertainment products (games, movies, books, art supplies)
  • Long-distance phone cards
  • Gift cards for local grocery stores and gas stations
  • Greeting cards and postage stamps
  • Gift certificates to local grocery stores and department stores (Target, Wal-Mart, etc)
  • Transportation vouchers (buses, taxis, trains)
  • Passes to museums, cultural and sporting events
  • Contact the Chapter in your area to get a specific wish list for your local House.
World Massage Festival * * 336-957-8807

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