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Supporting Foster Families during Foster Care Month

May is Foster Care Month and we are raising funds to show encouragement and appreciation to our local Boone County foster families! We would love to send them an experience off their wishlists such as: lawncare, housecleaning, spa day, door dash a date night and more! Join us in donating to help support foster families in our area! https://givebutter.com/1hEDH4

Donate to Boone County Cancer Society

A donation to Boone County Cancer Society is a thoughtful way to honor someone whose life has been impacted by cancer. There are many ways you can join us in the fight against cancer. Donate today

BCMP Amazon Wishlist Needs

BCMP keeps a Wishlist for mentoring activities.

The Boone County Youth | Adult Orchestra provides a professional musical and educational experience for young musicians and adults from Boone and surrounding counties. BCYAO puts young and experienced musicians together, provides professional instruction in an organized and engaged setting, and we finish our season by performing a free public concert. We do two of these concerts each year at the Boone County Courthouse. We are trying to build our library of sheet music and bring down fees for our musicians as much as possible. We are seeking sponsors for our Spring 2022 concert on May 14th. Our sponsorship levels and benefits can be found at http://www.bcyao.org/sponsorship-levels--benefits.html.

Friends of the Park

Individuals are invited to donate to maintain and upgrade Zionsville Lions Park and facilities and equipment.

Pick a shift that works for your schedule to spend time caring for dogs staying at the shelter. Our volunteers play with, walk, feed and clean up after the pups to provide them companionship, care and enrichment. We have am and pm care shifts available each day. 7 am - 9 am-ish and 5 pm to 7 pm-ish.

The Humane Society for Boone County uses thousands of paper towels, recycles grocery shopping bags for doggie bags, and also needs many bottles of Original Dawn dish soap, gallons of laundry detergent for soiled dog and cat beds, and an incredible amount of hand sanitizer. It is hard to imagine how many cleaning supplies, how much kitty litter and all the other supplies we use throughout the year. Your donation from our Wishlist can help offset some of these necessary purchases! https://www.hsforbc.org/wishlist.html

Stock Food Pantries

Our food pantry partners are seeing unprecedented need as a result of the pandemic. Your $150 gift adds 500 meals to their shelves!

Funding needed for programming expansions, clubs, education and community activities

ILADD is in need of funding to support our programs, clubs, education and community activities that foster interdependant living, personal enrichment, and lifelong friendships.

Donation Needs for Horse Expenditures

Morning Dove seeks funds to help with horse expenditures. Our horses are the core of our programming and our biggest expense. For horse donation opportunities, we need financial contributions that will go directly toward equine care and operations: -routine farrier and vet expenses -sawdust -horse feed and hay -grooming supplies and tack -the cost of labor (caring for horses)

Funding for Summer and Fall Programming and Scholarships

Black Box needs funds to put on our summer and fall programming. Funding will allow us to hire staff to meet the increased enrollment and wider variety of classes for students. Funding is also needed to provide scholarships.

Small Desk or Table for the Boone County WIC office

The Boone County WIC office is seeking a small desk or table (to be used as a desk) for our breastfeeding peer counselor. The current table that is being used is peeling laminate and not very sturdy. Her office area is very small. Thank you!

Donations needed to purchase a lifted mat table

The Arc of Greater Boone County is seeking funding to help get a lifted mat table for stretching. This funding will help us support persons who need personal care assistance including lifting, transferring and positioning persons who use wheelchairs and other adaptive aids

The Boys and Girls Club of Boone County is in need of donations to help support over $50,000 in scholarships at our Lebanon Unit - where 75% of our members are on free or reduced lunch.

Funding to support service opportunities for those with dementia/ providing meals to Boone County food pantries

Pack Way Hunger is partnering with Grand Brook Memory Care of Zionsville to provide hands-on, meaningful service opportunities for its residents living with dementia. Meals packed by Grand Brook Memory Care residents will be distributed in Boone County food pantries, serving the children and families of Boone County.

Isaiah Matching Donation Opportunity

A generous donor wants to MATCH your donations (up to $15,000) from now through year-end if you sign up to donate monthly to Isaiah 117 House! This helps us build, furnish and supply our home in Boone County where children and DCS workers will be ministered to on a child’s removal day. To say thank you, we’ll mail you these awesome Isaiah 117 House socks! Be sure to choose BOONE COUNTY for your gift. 1. Go to www.isaiah117house.com/donate 2. “Become a Monthly Giver” 3. Fill out the form and choose “My donation is for” BOONE COUNTY

Monthly Donation Needs

Please considering donating items to help us meet our monthly needs

Funding Needs

The Recovery Center is in need of renovations including bathroom remodel. We can also use fund to offset transportation costs, a new computer, printer and air conditioning unit.

Boys and Girls Club of Boone County

Your investment to the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County will enable the youth who need us most to benefit from the Club experience and services. After-school, before school, sports, camps and community service are all offered to the youth in our community. Please consider a gift to the Club where Great Futures begin!

Will You Donate to Help Build Freedom for People with Disabilities?

Did you know that 26% of people living with disabilities are also living in low-income households? Accessibility is a basic need that is often financially unattainable for many people in our community. SAWs (Servants at Work, Inc.) strives to help people be able to safely access their homes and communities by building ADA-compliant custom wooden ramps at no cost to our clients. Too many of our neighbors are in need of our help, and your support could change a life! Would you consider donating $50 to help us afford to build ramps to freedom and accessibility for people living with long-term disabilities? Your donation has a direct impact and is critical to being able to source raw materials for the ramps in the face of growing lumber costs. Please visit us online at SAWsramps.org/donate.

Funding for Special Classroom Accommodations

The youth at the Indiana United Methodist Children's Home arrive at our on campus James E. Davis School five-six years bhind their peers in school credits earned. The heartbreaking abuse and neglect trauma from their pasts creates acute sensory challenges that require special classroom accommodations to help the youth cope, focus, learn and graduate.

Interested in displaying your homemade handiwork at an event? Want to promote your business or non-profit organization? Your product, name, or message will be noticed by thousands of people attending our events.

Funding to Support Serve Day

Serve Day is a collaborative countywide initiative to provide local neighbors and families with goods and serves for back to school as well as create safe and fun environment s to connect and gather with one another and other local organizations to help meet needs year round. Serve Day 2022 saved our community over $260,000 in back to school needs alone.

Need Ipod for Streaming Music

The Heart of Lebanon, a 501(c)3 is looking for a donation of an Ipod to use to stream music and announcement at our events.

Funding needed to purchase board books and diverse books for children

Indy Book Project is needing funding to purchase board books and diverse books for children.

Habitat for Humanity of Boone County

Habitat for Humanity Boone County is in need of donations to continue to provide affordable housing for hardworking Boone County families. Our build costs have increased more than 30% in the past 2 years.

Donation to Zionsville RISE Foundation

Want to make a positive impact in the Zionsville community? It really is as simple as making a donation. No amount of time or money is too small or too large! We appreciate all the help you can provide and guarantee that it will be put to excellent use.

Donation to Sylvia's Child Advocacy Center

A donation to Sylvia’s CAC is an investment in a child in crisis. Your support means children here today will have a safe, neutral, child-first facility that Sylvia Likens never had. Our work doesn’t stop at the forensic interview. Your donation will support Growing prevention education and awareness campaigns Sustainable forensic interviews and investigations of informed abuse or neglect The stable foundation for a generation of protection and nurturing of children Referrals to medical and mental health professionals The relentless pursuit of stopping child abuse before it starts in Boone County

The Sullivan Munce Cultural Centeris in need of general donations.

Monetary and In Kind Donation Needs

Today your gift goes further to save lives, defeat poverty, and help local women better themselves. We rely on you for these 100% Tax Deductible donations.

Provide a Pack and Learn Experience

A $50 gift allows local students and campers to learn about hunger in their communities and participate in a hands on service experience. Your gift enables them to pack 166 meals for other local students in need.

Household item donations needed

We are always in need of the following household items, basically any items you need to set up housekeeping: Small kitchen appliances Pots & pans, Dishes, Glasses/cups, Coffee makers Comforters/all bedding, Pillows, Blankets Microwaves Electric skillets, Crockpots VCR/DVD players, Radios Sweepers Silverware Towels Indoor grills

Donate to Zionsville Parks Foundation Scholarships

The Zionsville Parks Foundation recognizes that quality summer camp programs are important to your family health and strive to ensure every Zionsville child has an opportunity to attend. The Foundation offers financial assistance to residents who may face financial hardship in paying camp registration fees through the Zionsville Parks Foundation Scholarship Program. A limited number of scholarship funds are available for those who qualify.

Everyday Items Needed for Programming

Most needed items include: paint brushes, dry erase markers, sharpies, glue sticks, ziploc bags, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, soap, Kleenex, plastic silverware, napkins, paper plates, copy paper, toner TN660 and S35, ink cartridge 62, laminating sheet

Donate to So Big

By donating to So Big, you are meeting the needs of our moms and their children and bringing Hope to their lives. You can contribute to the So Big Movement by giving a gift in several different ways. ​If you want to honor someone special or remember a loved one with your gift, we will gladly send them a note, letting them know of your thoughtfulness. ​Whether a one time gift or monthly donation, you will help maintain steady funding for So Big’s operational costs and the care we provide for our moms and children. You can click below to securely set up a monthly gift for the So Big Movement.

Become a Friend of Thorntown Public Library

Support your local Thorntown library by joining the Friends of the Library! Fill out a form and send it (or stop by!) with payment. As a member, you will also receive our monthly newsletter by chosen format that includes information on upcoming programs, new materials, and more! Meetings are open to the public and are held the 2nd Tuesday in February, March, April, May, August and November. May’s annual meeting includes a plant swap and fun program for the whole family!

Shalom House is Looking for Partnerships

Shalom House is a well-managed, fiscally responsible non-profit organization whose operations are overseen by a volunteer board of directors. We’re fortunate that many local donors allow us to serve this community. But we couldn’t accomplish everything we do without the significant investments made by our partners. Our partners are individuals, companies, churches, and other organizations that recognize the importance of addressing food insecurity and its effects on the community. They do their part by providing generous financial and in-kind support to our operations.

Play on Zionsville - Double Your Impact

A Call to Action from the DeHaan Family Foundation Let’s grow the Band & Orchestra Musical Instrument Endowment together! Already, the Musical Instrument Endowment has purchased $40,000 in instruments for the Zionsville High School Instrumental Music programs. We’re excited to have a new goal and a challenge! Goal: $250,000 in Endowment principal Need: $40,000 to meet this goal So far: Received $20,000 gift from the DeHaan Family Foundation with a challenge to match Challenge: Receive $20,000 in donations from families, community, anyone who loves music! Impact: MINIMUM of $10,000 per year of instrument purchases in perpetuity

Provide Lunch for 333 Children!

A $100 gift provides lunch for 333 children in countries that experience widespread malnutrition. For many of these children, the lunch you provide will be the only meal they eat that day.

Become a Sponsor of Maplelawn Farmstead

One way for area businesses to get involved with Maplelawn Farmstead is to become a Maplelawn Friend-Raiser. When we think about our country’s history, one of the most enduring images that comes to mind is the old-fashioned barn raising – a social event when all of the people of a particular community gathered to help a neighbor in need. Our Friend-Raiser program provides funding for our annual special events through advertising sponsorships that include a variety of marketing benefits which – in turn – support our sponsors’ businesses. For information on how your business can become a Maplelawn Friend-Raiser, contact Ralph Stacy – Friend-Raiser Chair.

Join the Literacy League!

Join The Literacy League: Indy Reads' monthly giving program! A regular monthly contribution with your credit card, or by electronic funds transfer (EFT) from your bank account, helps ensure consistent resources for our students. Whether it's $5 or $10, $50 or $100, every monthly gift makes a difference for a student working hard at their second chance. Take a stand for literacy for all and become a member of The Literacy League!

Donate to Shalom House

Your donation allows us to continue to meet hunger needs and create a spirit of caring within our community. We thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.

Donate Books

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting Indy Reads! Most of our gently used inventory comes from supporters like you. 1. We accept donations on the first Friday of every month from 11am-7pm. 2. We can only accept new and used books. No damaged books: heavy wear, water damage, mold, missing pages, etc. 3. No media (vinyl, cds, vhs, dvds, etc.). 4. No board games, puzzles, encyclopedias, textbooks, computer books, travel guides, magazines, dated material (annuals). 5. 3 boxes maximum—email bookstore@indyreads.org to set up an appointment for larger donations. 6. Please park on Shelby Street for easier access to our donation area. After ringing the doorbell, please wait and an associate will be with you shortly. 7. Once we accept your donations, we will give back any of your book containers. 8. We reserve the right to refuse donations that do not meet our standards. Thanks for supporting Indy Reads and adult literacy!

So Big Born to Sparkle Fundraising Gala

We are currently in need of people to help with our fundraising gala that will be held on the evening 10/052023. Areas of opportunity include being a member of the silent auction committee, helping with set up and or clean up the night of the event. If interested please contact board member Matt McCoy at mattmccoy301@hotmail.com

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our law enforcement officers (LEOs) need to be able to rely on great partners, both in the field and in their community. We appreciate you considering a partnership with the Jacob Pickett Response Organization, or JPRO, in our work to build bridges and break down barriers between LEOs and the communities they serve. LEOs are often there for us in some of the worst moments of our lives. They choose to serve their communities, to sometimes put themselves in harm's way, and to do it all for a paycheck that often does not make ends meet in the worst moments of their own lives. When those moments happen, JPRO will be there for them like they've been there for us. Your support means the world to us and to them!

Financial Support for Participants

Girls on the Run Central Indiana inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Many girls in Boone county need financial support to participate and we want to give every the opportunity to do so.

5th Annual Deputy Jacob Pickett Remembrance Day Donations

Law Enforcement Officers serve our communities everyday. Showing up for us. As an organization, the Jacob Pickett Response Organization steps in when they may be going through the worst part of their lives. Help us help them. The past 3 years, your donations have allowed us to help 7 families giving nearly $45,000. Will you #respondlikejake and give to help us fulfill our mission?

Center Stage Donation Needs

Center Stage has several donation needs. Gifts to Center Stage will help us to maintain our programs. In addition to monetary donations, we are also in need of stage curtains, and LED lighting.

Homes from the Heart Apartment Shelter Program

With the support of partnering churches, Love INC began providing housing for families through the “Homes from the Heart” program in January, 2022. A second apartment became available in March, and was immediately put to use. Families in the program receive free rent and utilities for a period of 3 months. During that time, they work with Love INC staff and church volunteers to develop financial and life goals and to create a plan to begin moving toward fulfillment of those goals. Love INC staff monitors their progress and may grant extensions at their discretion. Families attend weekly classes at Love INC, including Affirming Potential, Boundaries, and Faith and Finances. Their children also benefit, by participating in enrichment programs of their own. With this 2-generation, individualized approach, Love INC hopes to tackle the problem of generational poverty and help these families have hope for a better future.

Dog Treats and Crafts for sale by donation

Our adults work hard daily to make crafts and dog treats daily to help give them a feeling of self worth. We would love to "sell" these items based on donations. We would be able to deliver these throughout the week. Our dog treats are all natural dog treats. We make (Peanut Butter Bones and Pumpkin Bites) that are made with rice flour and other natural ingredients. We would love to deliver these to people in the community or even set up a small spot in a store or restaurant in the Boone County area. Please contact Brittney Sutton for orders at wallsinc@ymail.com.

The Arc Artisans can always use art supplies to support its art program. Items that can be used include: *Art Ready Canvases *Acrylic Paints *Gift Cards/Certificates for Amazon, Dharma Trading, Ceramics Superstore, Hobby Lobby, Michaels *Blank tee shirts, bibs, bandanas, towels, etc. for dyeing or embellishing *Artist Paint Brushes *Blank Greeting Cards (cardstock or kraft paper) *Glass Beads, nickel free jewelry findings

Donate plexiglass/ exterior plywood for Little Free Library Repairs

The Indy Book Project fills Little Free Libraries throughout Boone County and the greater Indianapolis area. Since they are all outdoors many of these libraries have some wear and tear which causes damage to books placed inside. We are looking for donations to help repair them. The main need is plexiglass for doors but also small pieces of exterior plywood for repairs. For plywood either 3/4 or 5/8" thick exterior plywood in 2x2' or 2 x4' pieces

Volunteer during our Festival or become a Member of the Festival Committee

Become a member of the "Back to the Fifties Festival, Inc" We meet on a monthly basis 10 months a year. Or, volunteer to assist with the Festival the weekend of the event. We have various areas of the event in which you can help. Check our website: www.fiftiesfestival.com under the HEADER - GET INVOLVED to see the areas to find what best suits you. Just few you might choose from: Help with sales and directions to those visiting in our INFORMATION BOOTH, assist in the Car Show with registration, set-up & teardown of the event, booth assistance with our vendors, assisting with parking, shuttle drivers, and list goes one. During the year we have many phone calls to make and envelopes to stuff.

Public Volunteer Event

Please join us for wrapping diapers for the 1 in 3 in need preparing for distribution to our non profit partners. Below you will find our Facebook link with more details. https://www.facebook.com/INdiaperbank/

We have a mobile pantry, once a month, at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Please contact pmellencamp@gleaners.org for more information.

Founded in 1998, Herd of Hope is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization offering equine-assisted services to a wide range of child, adolescent and adult participants with physical, cognitive, behavioral and/or emotional disabilities. Herd of Hope is a Premier Accredited member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH). Herd of Hope serves over 120 students each week, 42 weeks each year from the greater Indianapolis community.
AgrIInstitute prepares leaders to advance agriculture and serve the industry’s related communities. AgrIInstitute serves a robust network of agriculture and rural leaders through leadership development and meaningful dialogue on matters that enhance the capacity of the industry’s most important asset — People. Programming to support leadership and communication about important agriculture and rural community topics is at the core of all AgrIInstitute initiatives.
Our mission is to transform lives through compassionate and professional counseling and education.
Making disciples has been a vital part of the DNA of ZPC since its genesis. Our mission has always been “Called together by God to make disciples and release them for service in our broken world.” We seek to do this through providing a caring community to those within the walls of ZPC and also to extend that sense of care out into the world both near and far. We also value Christ-centered worship and study and seek to live out the teaching of scripture through hands on mission opportunities.
Arts for Learning is the premier provider of arts education programs for youth in Indiana. Each year, we partner with schools and community organizations throughout the state to engage approximately 40,000 youth in the arts. With our roster of teaching artists, we offer creative learning experiences to empower youth and transform education.
The Friends of Boone County Trails (FBCT) is a group of Boone County residents who promote the development of trailways in our community. The group meets regularly to discuss strategies for acquiring and developing land for trails, as well as to promote trail usage as a part of a healthy and active community.
91four is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We serve Jesus Christ by providing a place of refuge and hope for teenage girls trying to escape the dangerous slums of Kampala, Uganda. 91four is a full-time residential, three-year educational, vocational and discipleship training program. Our mission is to make disciples for Jesus. We educate girls in a safe environment and provide for all of their daily essentials: healthy food, clean water and homemade clothing, as well as a bed in our dormitory. Upon graduation, we also help the girls transition into safe housing where they can begin to operate their own tailoring or professional cooking and baking business.
Our Mission is to create new options and new hope for young people struggling with mental health challenges, by connecting them to employment opportunities on farms, ranches, stables, and therapeutic riding facilities.
Watch Us Farm represents a simple idea: to provide adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to learn, work, and thrive in a jobs program on a farm.
The Caring Center is a multi-program, not-for-profit community organization in Boone County, Indiana. We serve thousands every year through the compassionate care of our volunteers and donors.
With your help, we can eliminate diaper need in our community by providing a reliable and adequate source of basic baby diapering essentials.
Adult & Teen Challenge USA works on a Christ-centered model of drug and alcohol recovery. This means that we are concerned with the body, mind, and spirit of those who come to our addiction recovery centers. We endeavor to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.
The vision of Freedom Church is to see whole communities of people living a fully redeemed life by being at peace with their story, becoming healed and whole, having a clear vision for their life, and being rooted in the mission of the Kingdom of God.
At Boone County Senior Services, Inc. of Indiana, we want seniors to lead meaningful, healthy lives. The mission of BCSSI is to promote independence and provide enriching opportunities for older adults in Boone County.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America serves the youth and adult volunteers in 26 counties in central Indiana. Our mission is to provide character development, citizenship training, and growth in physical, mental and spiritual fitness, to help create the next generation of leaders. Our program opportunities for young men and women, ages 6-20, include Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Exploring, STEM Scouts, Sea Scouting and Reaching for Tomorrow.
Camptown’s mission is to challenge, mentor, and teach youth about life through outdoor adventure and nature programs that help build confidence, character, and hope.
We are a full gospel church, affiliated with the Indiana District of the Pentecostal Church of God.
Since 1973, SullivanMunce Cultural Center has been a local resource for art, history and genealogy. SullivanMunce has an art center, a collecting history museum, a genealogy library and also serves as the Town of Zionsville’s Welcome Center. ​As a 501 (c)(3) public charity, we are recognized as the historical, artistic and cultural center of the Zionsville Community. We provide professional and community art exhibitions, historical exhibitions, enrichment classes for all ages, genealogy research facilities and outreach programs to area students and seniors.
The Humane Society for Boone County is a private not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization almost entirely volunteer operated and dedicated to the task of animal welfare, rescue and education in Boone County, Indiana. The shelter operates through a network of generous donors, volunteers and foster families. The Humane Society for Boone County is not associated with nor receives any financial support from the Humane Society of the United States. ​ We are a managed admission shelter. This policy guides how and when we accept dogs and cats and greatly affects our capacity for care, volunteer morale and ability to provide quality customer service for people and animals. By carefully managing the acceptance of owner-surrendered animals we can improve animal flow, reduce intake and better serve the community.
The Zionsville Parks Foundation is 501(c)3 nonprofit and was established in 2020 to support the public in preserving, enhancing, and growing green spaces in one of Indiana’s most beautiful towns. As Zionsville grows at an unprecedented pace, the Zionsville Parks Foundation ensures this special community maintains the qualities that make it such an appealing place to live and recreate. Besides great schools, Zionsville residents have expressed their appreciation and strong desire for parks and green space in our area. Zionsville Parks Foundation serves as an important link with our Zionsville neighbors to understand the community’s needs and desires for places to hike, bike, recharge and stay connected with the out-of-doors. Open space is disappearing quickly and the time to act is now to ensure Zionsville moves into the future with thriving parks and natural places.
The American Red Cross has been serving the people of Indiana for more than 100 years. Translate your care and concern for people down the street, across the country and around the world through our humanitarian work. Mission The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Mission: To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. So that no one faces cancer alone.®
BCCS serves cancer patients who are residents of Boone County. Through our Executive Director and Program Director, volunteers, and local fundraising, BCCS provides services, patient and family support, and educational programs within the community. BCCS understands that each patient and situation is unique. We recognize each as an individual and work one-on-one to provide the right goods and services to each person through our large network or organizations, service groups, churches and individual volunteers.
Because kids need someplace to go after an informed report of child abuse or maltreatment. They come to Sylvia's Child Advocacy Center. Sylvia Likens died in October 1965 from what one Sheriff called "Indiana's most terrible crime". Sylvia's CAC is dedicated to her memory and the cause of protecting children from abuse in every corner of our community.
Black Box Theatre Company began in the summer of 2012 seeking to expand theatre education in Lebanon, IN. Over the next five years, Black Box became a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Our theatre company’s goal is to bring the arts to the youth of our community and surrounding areas.
Zionsville Cultural District works to promote Zionsville’s diverse art, culture, history, and community assets to residents, visitors, and potential employers in order to enhance interest in Zionsville, increase tourism, and stimulate economic development.
The Zionsville Education Foundation (ZEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization—awarding grants that enable and reward academic excellence in Zionsville, while strengthening partnerships among schools, families, businesses and communities. Funded by donations from individuals, small business partners and corporate sponsors, we work to directly impact kids, teachers, classrooms and schools. Since our founding in 1995, we have awarded more than $1.5 million in Classroom, Professional Development and Student Enrichment grants.
The staff at Witham Health Services is what makes our hospital so good at caring for the healthcare needs of our community. An important part of our staff is our volunteers. Witham volunteers provide assistance to our professional staff and help us provide the best possible care and experience to our patients and guests. Witham relies on the assistance of many volunteers each year, and new volunteers are always welcome! Volunteering is a great way to foster community involvement while helping others. The volunteer program at Witham has been in existence for nearly 100 years, and volunteers have always made a tremendous impact, giving of their time and talents. Some of the many volunteer service areas include patient transport, guest services, the Waterfall’s Edge Gift Shop, Pavilion Boutique, physician office greeter desks, and more! Volunteers work in four-hour shifts in the morning or afternoon, at least one day per month. A one-day orientation, department-specific training, and annual mandatory education session provides training and review on general hospital procedures and mandatory education requirements.
A fully integrated health care provider, Aspire offers both primary medical and behavioral health care, but also addresses social determinants of health like employment and housing. Our support programs include addiction services, individual and group therapy, infectious disease, youth and family services, crisis management, rehabilitation, housing assistance, job placement and more. Aspire Indiana is nonprofit, financially strong – and growing. Our health centers are located in Central Indiana, but our reach extends to helping Hoosiers all across the state.
Harmony IN Horses serves youth with complex trauma who have been impacted by foster care or adoption by partnering with horses and community mentors. The most important protective factor against trauma is one positive relationship.
Traders Point Christian Schools (TPCS) was established in 1976 as a nursery school ministry of Traders Point Christian Church. Since that time we have grown to be a fully accredited (ACSI, AdvancEd and Indiana Freeway) early childhood through grade 12 school serving 600+ students from six diverse central Indiana counties on a 25-acre campus in Whitestown, Indiana. TPCS challenges and educates students within a framework of a Biblical worldview while leading them to a personal faith and transformed life in Jesus Christ. They prepare and equip students to reach their highest individual potential and impact the world for Christ.
One wish. A lifetime of memories. We help Indiana children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses create a lifetime of memories when that lifetime is uncertain. For nearly four decades, Indiana Wish has supported the dreams of Hoosier children—blanketing the entire state of Indiana with hope.
Our Mission The Arc of Greater Boone County exists to assist people with disabilities and special needs to achieve their maximum potential in partnership with the community. Our Organization Starting in the 1950s, a group of Boone County residents came together with a purpose of providing local opportunities for people with disabilities. The organization was incorporated in 1970 and with longstanding local support, it continues to make progress toward its mission. The Arc is a local, state and national organization with chapters in every state. The Arc of Greater Boone County is the local chapter (#1793) of The Arc of Indiana. There are more than 140,000 members nationwide.
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.
Since 1998, Second Helpings has accepted donated perishable and overstocked food to prepare nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day, and distributes them free of charge through local social service agencies in Greater Indianapolis. Second Helpings also trains unemployed and underemployed adults for meaningful careers in the culinary industry. We’re a community kitchen. We don’t just collect food – we rescue food because we refuse to waste when others have none. We’re not just teaching people to cook – we’re providing an avenue for people to transform their own lives. Today, the need is so much greater than we ever imagined when we began – so we’ll go on undeterred. Will you join us?
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana serves more than 1,280 youth annually ages 8 - 18 in Hamilton, Johnson, and Marion Counties. We partner with parents/caregivers, volunteers, schools, and the donors in our community to defend, ignite, and empower the potential of every child we serve. Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential.
The festival was titled "Saturday On The Square" in the '70s. It was to provide an opportunity for local and Central Indiana artisans to sell their wares/crafts and was under the supervision of local merchants around the square. With the addition of the Friday night events, the name was changed to the "Back to the Fifties Festival, Inc." and the support of businesses was sought. Entertainment was secured as well as '50's classic cars, '50's exhibits in merchants' windows, library and the historic Boone County courthouse. The current logo was adopted in 2001 with the festival's expansion. The Festival became incorporated in October, 2003 and has operated as an independent entity since November, 2003 with a not-for-profit status granted in September, 2004. The Festival operates through the calendar year with an all-volunteer committee adding many community volunteers the weekend of the Festival. It is also a member of the Indiana State Festivals Association and the Boone County Chamber of Commerce. The Festival's mission is to further the visual and performing arts in Boone County.
Firefly Children and Family Alliance is a nonprofit that has supported Indiana families and adults for generations. Our organization is built on the belief that giving kids and adults the chance to succeed creates stronger communities. We help Hoosiers overcome hardship and unhealthy behaviors. Our programs and services include child abuse prevention, home-based services, youth placement and recovery services.
Girls on the Run reaches girls at a critical stage, strengthening their confidence at a time when society begins to tell them they can’t. Underscoring the important connection between physical and emotional health, our program addresses the whole girl when she needs it the most.
Grace on Wings was founded in 2006 when a group of volunteers responded to God’s call on their lives. Since then, the ministry has served many patients and families in crisis.
The Children’s Bureau (CB) focuses on improving the lives of children and families through programs that reduce child abuse and neglect, increase the number of adoptions, and strengthen foster care.
Our mission is to build the literacy, English language, and job readiness skills to empower adults and families to reach their full potential. And our vision is simple: 100% literacy for all. We're working to make this dream a reality by providing free literacy, English language, and workforce readiness programs to adults through our innovative Community Classrooms at sites around Marion County.
Church is not a building...it's a family! What makes Jamestown Christian Church different? We are not defined by the building we meet in, the programs we engage in or even what we do on Sunday mornings. We are simply a group of imperfect people on a journey together to become closer to a perfect Savior!
Down Syndrome Indiana is a one-stop-shop for information and resources on Down syndrome. The programs it offers are intended to promote the inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome in their greater community, as well as, to offer support and information to families, caregivers, educators, employers and the professionals who serve individuals with Down syndrome.
At the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, our mission is service. We are a link to information as well as a vehicle for continued learning. With resources on our shelves and online, we strive to connect our community to new ideas and the information they seek. We develop services and resources to inspire curiosity, advance education, and cultivate a love of reading.
We believe the Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds, along with the Westminster Confession are all sound doctrinal statements.
Dusk to Dawn Bereavement Services is among the Putnam County Community Foundation’s spring grant recipients. Founded more than 10 years ago in Crawfordsville, the organization helps alleviate the suffering associated with loss and grief by providing free access to support, counseling, education, and resources for anyone in need. These services for persons in Putnam County are made possible through grants such as the one awarded by the Putnam County Community Foundation
Rachael’s First Week LIVE! is a program dedicated to protecting the lives of high school seniors and college freshmen as they transition into young adult women and men. These can be tumultuous years when peers often look to each other for guidance as they encounter novel and potentially dangerous situations, rather than engaging experienced mentors to provide solutions. The mission of Rachael’s First Week is to develop the decision-making skills of teens as they enter this time of monumental change in their lives.
Established in 1945, Little Red Door Cancer Agency works to reduce the physical, emotional and financial burdens of cancer for medically underserved Hoosiers by providing free client services, survivor programming and education.
Our mission is to encourage team spirit, open communication, and sportsmanship by building character and self-esteem of our athletes and fostering a life long love for the sport of swimming.
The mission of Life Centers is to affirm the value of life by providing a network of care to those experiencing pregnancy-related decisions and by compassionately presenting biblical truth resulting in changed lives to the glory of God.
Play on Zionsville is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit whose work supports the Musical Instrument Endowment, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Boone County. From time to time, Play on Zionsville will support other instrumental endeavors in the Zionsville community.
The Lebanon Educational Foundation (LEF) functions on the premise that the world will be a better place if students are given the best learning-opportunities and educational tools to prepare them to assume their role in the world-wide community. Therefore, whether one has a child in the classroom or not, LEF has a broad appeal to the community, because everyone benefits from Promoting Excellence In Education.
We provide hygiene items to families around Indianapolis to affirm dignity and restore hope. These items cannot be purchased with food stamps and are often hard to acquire.
We are a partnership of school and community that serves diverse educational needs by providing a safe learning environment that is innovative, competitive, a builder of self-worth, inspiring and fun.
W.A.L.L.S. Inc, mission is to empower individuals with developmental and physical disabilities to enhance their lives with increased life skills education, self-worth, and social skills while providing beneficial services to the community.
St. Augustine Home is located at 86th and Township Line Road, convenient to St. Vincent Hospital. We operate St. Augustine as a true home, rather than an institution, so that Residents may live in an atmosphere of peace, happiness, and security for their remaining years. Residents enjoy the convenience of all of the following: doctor and dental offices, physical therapy facilities, dining rooms, recreational areas, a full-service laundry, an industrial kitchen, meeting rooms, an award-winning garden, and a chapel that is available 24-hours a day.
The Witham Health Services Foundation was founded in 1983 for the purpose of meeting the changing healthcare needs of our community.
Mission: We partner to design, support and grow systems that accelerate financial stability and upward mobility for individuals and families living in or near poverty and striving for a brighter future. Vision: Central Indiana will be a community where children, individuals and families thrive; neighbors care for each other; and we are proud of all our residents’ quality of life.
Come and visit. Feel welcome. There is a sense of excitement in the air. We feel it. God is doing a new thing in our church. Come be a part of this move of God. ​Wherever you are in your walk with God, be ready to GROW and GO!
zWORKS is Zionsville’s entrepreneurial and coworking center. With annual membership, entrepreneurs and workers of all types have 24×7 access to great work/meet/collaborative space and innovative programming right off the brick Main Street in Zionsville. zWORKS on Pine boasts 5 conference rooms and 3 more startup incubation offices.
Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
“Mental Health America of Boone County promotes and develops programs providing safe refuge from traumatic life events and address intellectual, emotional, physical, recreational, and cultural needs of youth of Boone County and their families.”
Our organization is built on the principles of developing players’ soccer skills as well as their self-esteem and teamwork. Throughout the years LYSA has been dedicated to the betterment of athletes in the Boone County area.
Zionsville offers exceptional park facilities that enhance healthy and active lifestyles while connecting people to nature, programs and community. Our recreational and special event opportunities are geared toward every walk of life. You can enjoy hiking in the woods, hitting a round of golf at the 9-hole Zionsville Golf Course, cooling off at our Mulberry Fields Splash Pad or expanding your knowledge of the natural world at Zionsville Nature Center. Our community offers 500 acres of parks filled with a robust variety of recreational amenities. Zionsville has more parkland per capita than nearly any other town its size in Indiana. Our department takes pride in providing the best park experience to visitors while promoting conservation and healthy ecosystems. Take a look at all we have to offer.
Established in 2009, Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation (BVOF) is a 501(c)(3) Type 1 supporting charity that serves as the philanthropic fundraising source for the Bosma Center for Visionary Solutions. The Center for Visionary Solutions is the largest provider of comprehensive vision rehabilitation programs in the state of Indiana. The foundation also raises critical funds to support the Senator Charles E. Bosma Legacy Fund, which is dedicated to building financial sustainability to continue to create opportunities for people with vision loss into the future. Today, more than 160,000 adults in Indiana are blind or visually impaired. With a state unemployment rate of 57%, substantially higher than the rate of other Hoosiers, people with vision loss face significant barriers. Now more than ever, there is demand for Bosma’s services and support.
We are a gathering of diverse, broken people whose lives converge at the Cross of Christ. There we are made whole and become one with each other and with God, through faith in Jesus Christ. While his cross is the focal point of the church, our hearts are always “pointed” outward, toward our local community, where we seek to share God’s love and invite others into our faith family. There is always room for one more beloved, unique, child of God at First Presbyterian Church. As we like to say: all are welcome, always.
In the early 2000’s, five community members looked around and saw new families were moving in, and new needs were surfacing. Families were hungry. Parents needed support. And they realized we all needed a closer, more caring community. So in partnership with Otterbein United Methodist Church, they took a leap of faith, purchased an old home on Green Street, remodeled it, and gave it a new name: Shalom House. In 2012, Shalom House became an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
BCHS is a not for profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Boone County history and heritage. BCHS is governed by a Board of Directors and we operate out of the historic Cragun house in Lebanon Indiana.
USO Indiana strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.
We Are Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be un-apologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.
In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones’ group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed. After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois. The new group took the name of one of the invited groups, the “Association of Lions Clubs,” and a national convention was held in Dallas, Texas in October of that year. A constitution, by-laws, objects and a code of ethics were approved. Within three years, Lions became an international organization. Since then, we’ve earned high marks for both integrity and transparency. We’re a well-run organization with a steady vision, a clear mission, and a long – and proud – history.
Your Gifts Make HandiCapable Camp a Success How do we cover the costs for over one hundred campers and all the volunteers needed for Handicapable Camp? Part of the cost is covered by registration fees paid by campers. Thousands of volunteer hours are donated over the course of the weekend. Many activities, such as the fireworks, firefighter and police displays, and nature exhibits are donated by other individuals and organizations. But we depend on donations to pay a large part of our expenses. It costs about $26,000 to rent the Bradford Woods facility, feed the campers and staff, and provide for security, medical care and transportation for the weekend. As you can see, many groups and individuals are helping make camp a reality for these special campers. Some of our contributors get involved year after year. Others help when and where they can. Any contribution you can make will be greatly appreciated. The more you give, the more campers we can include.
Traders Point was born almost 200 years ago, in 1834, when a group of people on the northwest side of Indianapolis began gathering to worship God and learning how to live out their faith. Today, we are one church with locations all over Indianapolis, and people who watch our services online from all over the world. Our mission is to remove unnecessary barriers that keep people from Jesus.
The mission of the Sunshine Social Club is to empower adults with intellectual disabilities, who have goals for supported or independent living, by creating social, educational and community opportunities. The Sunshine Social Club serves adults with intellectual disabilities who have the goal for supported and/or independent living in the greater Central Indiana area.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Boone County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We work towards this vision, being Christ’s Hands and Feet, by building and improving homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of decent and affordable homes. We have chosen to create opportunities for people to have sustainable housing by partnering with volunteers, donors, and corporations to break the cycle of poverty. Since 1984, Habitat for Humanity of Boone County has been offering a hand up not a hand out enabling our partner families to achieve pride in home ownership working side by side with volunteers to build houses. We have built 67 homes helped over 200 hard working adults and children with their dream of housing stability.
We: Engage the community and educate citizens on how they can make a difference here at home. Invest in people, programs and organizations that transform lives and communities. Lead a vision for collaborative solutions to address the root causes of challenges facing our community. Forever. The establishment and growth of permanent endowment funds will strengthen Boone County for generations to come. Since 1991, the Community Foundation has granted over $28 million back to Boone County. By our community, for our community – forever.
In a world with enough resources to feed everyone, no one should ever go hungry. And yet, every day people in every corner of the globe go to sleep on empty stomachs, including millions of malnourished children. We fight this reality by giving passionate people a hands-on way to create meals for families around the corner and around the globe. Our meal packing programs are a fun and inspiring way to make a tangible difference in the fight against hunger. Will you join us?
Like the experienced hiker who's pursuing his or her journey to the summit, the programming for the Sagamore Leadership Initiative takes students on a similar journey. Our goal is to help young leaders navigate life and ultimately reach their summit of greatest success--that is, positioning them to influence the culture for the greatest good. The Sagamore Leadership Initiative offers next-generation leaders the opportunity to develop their leadership potential within a variety of dynamic environments--all while learning alongside their peers from some of the top leaders and culture-shapers of our day.
Chicken Nugget and Gang, Inc. encompasses a few different things. We take in small animals that have been abandoned or surrendered. We work with Johnson County Animal Shelter and The Humane Society of Boone County, Indiana when they need help, specifically in urgent cases. Johnson County will take small animal surrenders, that they then call rescues to pick up. The Humane Society of Boone County has called when they had neglect cases and there are small animals involved. Also, the Animal Control Officer for Boone County Sheriff’s Department calls when they need help. We have even picked up stray chickens, etc. We have these animals vetted, (all bunnies spayed or neutered) and then make them available for adoption. For some of the animals that have been through a really rough time, we have decided to keep them here as part of our small sanctuary.
Our Mission: Making a positive impact on the quality of life for Hoosiers by providing nutritious meat (protein) to hunger relief agencies within Indiana… One Pound at a Time…
SAWs® is a nonprofit, volunteer organization founded in 2003. Originally started in Indianapolis, our organization serves clients across Indiana, as well as Arizona and Virginia. We specialize in building wooden wheelchair ramps for low-income, permanently disabled individuals. With the support of our donors and volunteers, lives are changed one ramp at a time and in less than six hours we transform a client’s life FOREVER.
Our mission is to meet men and women where they are in life and provide guidance as well as a safe place to experience recovery. Judgement free.
An unexpected pregnancy is So Big. Helping Moms and their children is So Big. ​Educating, Supporting, and Loving Others is So Big. We are a non-profit organization that offers Hope for expectant women. So Big wraps their arms around the challenges that go with an unexpected pregnancy and provides a home where mother and child can thrive, where families are strengthened, and where God’s love can transform lives. ​So Big supports the health of the pregnant mother by connecting women with food, shelter, and prenatal care, encourages education and self sufficiency in the job market, and provides life skills courses. We also make referrals to community agencies and state programs for further assistance when needed.
Pink Ribbon Connection is an Indianapolis-based, grassroots not-for-profit whose staff and volunteers provide breast cancer survivors with one-on-one peer counseling, as well as offer emotional support and resources to anyone touched by breast cancer. Founded in 2006, the organization serves more than 1,000 breast cancer survivors annually through patient resource packets, health fairs, and information sessions. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, Pink Ribbon Connection, and its valuable services are supported solely through the generosity of our private donors, sponsors and more than 100 active volunteers
The Perry Township Volunteer Fire department was originally the Colfax Volunteer Fire Department. In 1990 the Town of Colfax met with the Perry Township Trustee. Colfax no longer wished to operate the service due to funding problems. It was determined the township would take over the service and the apparatus was turned over to the township. The building was owned by the town and was leased to the township, for $1, until the new station was built in 1999. For years the department operated with a Chief, Assistant Chief, and a Captain. in 2000 two Lieutenant positions were created, one being in charge of Safety and the other Training. In 2011 the operations and administration divisions were restructured to better suit the needs of the department and to allow more members the opportunity to be involved. Currently, the department operations division consists of a Chief, Deputy Chief of Fire Operations, Deputy Chief of Special Operations, and Engine Company Captain and Lieutenant, a Truck Company Captain and Lieutenant and a Rescue Company Captain, a Training Director, and a Public Ed and Relations Director. The administrative division consists of President, Secretary, Treasurer, Station Supervisor, Supply Supervisor, Maintenance Supervisor, IVFA Supervisor, and a Fundraising Supervisor The department operates out of a single station. The Perry Township Fire Department operates two engines, a rescue, brush truck, ambulance, tanker, and a gator. The department responds to all types of emergencies, including medical, fire, and rescue. Situated in the Southwest corner of Clinton County, our response area borders three different counties. Due to this unique location, mutual aid is often given to nine surrounding departments, including (Boone County) Thorntown Fire, Sugar Creek Twp Fire; (Montgomery County) Darlington Fire, Madison Twp Fire; (Tippecanoe County) Clarks Hill Fire, Lauramie Twp Fire, Sheffield Twp Fire; and (Clinton County) Frankfort Fire, Madison Twp Fire
The Malawi Project Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit, organization, chartered in the United States, and headquartered in Lebanon, Indiana. It focuses on helping the African nation of Malawi in the areas of agriculture, education, medicine, food sustainability, famine relief, community development, and the advancement of church and community leadership. The Project functions under the leadership of a U.S.-based six-member board of directors, all of who serve in a volunteer capacity. The Project focuses on the areas of agriculture, education, medicine, food sustainability, famine relief, community development, and the development of church and community leaders. Formed in 1999 the Malawi Project functions under the leadership of a six-member board of directors, all who serve in a volunteer capacity. Each member has committed himself or herself to using resources outside the Project for travel, work and office expenses. This allows contributions to be focused on programs and supplies that help the people of Malawi. The Project crosses religious, civil, community, ethical, tribal, and social lines in its effort to assist the poorest members of society. Major attention is given to helping the people get on their feet and manage their own future. Care is given not to create dependency through aid packages, and many of its programs have incentives built into them to move the recipients to independent and self-sustainable lifestyles.
Founded in 1943, LifeSmart Youth™ (formerly Social Health Association of Indiana) offers a variety of school-based health education programs that meet both the Indiana Academic Standards for Health Education and the schools’ desire to provide relevant, age-appropriate health information for Indiana students. In the past eight decades, we have provided health education focused on human growth and development, disease prevention, pregnancy prevention, personal safety and bullying prevention to more than one million students. LifeSmart Youth fosters successful lives by empowering youth to make responsible choices and adopt healthy behaviors.
Junior Achievement educates young people in the areas of career exploration, employability/life skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and philanthropy, and inspires them to explore and create opportunities to believe in their potential and make good choices for their future. Junior Achievement uniquely prepares young people to find and create a pathway to success. With our proven and comprehensive programs for K-12 students, we are the only organization in central Indiana that is exclusively focused on preparing youth to be financially literate and career-ready while also equipping them with the hope, confidence, and inspiration to change the trajectory of their lives. The programs we offer are essential to ensuring more students are prepared for their future and feel empowered to achieve their full potential.
The Heart of Lebanon's mission is to advance the movement to establish the Historic Downtown District, including the Courthouse Square as the center of community and economic development by forging connectivity, promoting a vibrant positive image highlighting the historic character, cultivating activities that attract and benefit area residents, visitors, and businesses, and fostering projects that inspire creativity and celebrates the hometown culture of Lebanon, Indiana.
ICAN advocates for independence and opportunity by facilitating partnerships between people and dogs to unleash possibility. Our accredited service dog training and Indiana placement program provides safety, friendship, and independence for children, veterans, and adults with disabilities and veterans with combat-related challenges specific to PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and military sexual trauma.
Boone County Youth|Adult Orchestra provides a professional musical and educational experience for young musicians and adults from Boone and surrounding counties. Since 2009, BCYAO has hosted over 300 young musicians and adult participants through its program. BCYAO is committed to being a "side-by-side" experience, providing professional instruction in an organized and engaged setting culminating in a public concert. BCYAO consists of youth through grade 12 and adults, professional musicians, teachers, and volunteers from central Indiana. This experience provides valuable individual and group instruction in a positive and attentive environment.
Brick Street Poetry, a nonprofit organization, endeavors to build avenues of poetry, brick by brick, by providing opportunities to connect and share individual experiences through poetry. Brick Street Poetry, works at the crossroads of the poetry world to: -Publish a high quality literary magazine -Conduct public readings on “Brick Street” and elsewhere -Produce world class poetry events and projects -Connect poets worldwide with the global public & each other Brick Street Poetry believes exchanging the personal through poetry leads to a better understanding of the universal and a more vibrantly connected world.
All children deserve to have books in their homes. Indy Book Project provides books to families through relationships with nonprofits, neighborhood centers, schools, and teachers. We're on a mission to ensure all children in the Indianapolis area have access to books. We collect books from the community, then sort, box, and get them right back into the hands of children who need them most.
We count on our law enforcement members every day. Their families are an integral part of their service, standing with them as they serve our communities. However when tragedy hits a law enforcement family in an unconventional way, one that is not clearly defined to provide conventional support, then there is often none to be found. Tragedies like a spouse’s devastating diagnosis, a sick child, a tragic accident, or a mental health crisis. These command unconventional action. In memory of our befallen hero, Jake Pickett, and all those who give selflessly as he had, we choose to respond. Especially when support is otherwise missing. We will step up and #respondlikejake.
The Boys & Girls Club of Boone County provides a safe place to play, laugh, discover and learn for youth ages 5-18. Caring, trained staff and volunteers work with our members in supervised, safe and structured environments to build new skills and help them succeed. Our goal is to achieve positive outcomes in our three areas of emphasis: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Civic Engagement. Our members have an opportunity to participate in all kinds of programs ranging from Smart Girls to Torch Club to intramural sports and everything in between!
Mission: CICOA empowers older adults, those of any age with a disability, and their caregivers by providing the innovative answers, services, and support they need to achieve the greatest possible independence, dignity, and quality of life.
Since 1881, Howard Schoolhouse has been a part of Indiana's history. After closing in 1916, the school and community center fell to almost total destruction while storing grain and farm equipment. Since 2004, a group of dedicated citizens restored it to its original purpose that now celebrates Boone County's past. The schoolhouse is a living history museum for use by children and adults alike to experience what school was like in 1881.
The mission of the Off-Main Street Players is: To enable citizens of all ages in Zionsville and surrounding areas to develop and showcase their abilities by using local talent to the greatest possible extent; to be recognized as an essential part of the local cultural community by producing shows that aim for the highest levels of technical and artistic achievement; and to engage a wide variety of community members by producing at least one family-friendly production each season. By diligently working to achieve this mission, we hope to provide new cultural opportunities and maximum value to our community, cast and crew members, and supporters
Special Olympics Boone County is for anyone with an intellectual disability. To be eligible to compete in Special Olympics an individual must be 8 years of age or older; and have been identified by an agency or professional as having an intellectual disability OR closely related developmental disability. More than 11,000 children and adults in Indiana train and compete through County Programs. Boone County offers year round sports programming in several different sports and ability levels. All athletes must have a current medical form signed by a physician on file with their county program. The form is valid for 3 years. An application for participation form must be completed before an athlete participates in any Special Olympics training or competition. Our athletes have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities. Special Olympics Boone County receives no federal or state-appropriated funds, is not a United Way Agency, and relies entirely on corporate, civic and individual donations. There is no cost to our athletes to participate in Special Olympics Sports. SOBC offers sports year round, see the sports tab for a descriptions of the many sports we offer. Athletes may participate in more that one sport at a time. Sports are modified to meet all skill levels, so there are opportunities for everyone.
Isaiah 117 House provides physical and emotional support in a safe and loving home for children awaiting foster care placement.
We help families and individuals living in generational and situational poverty and those who are food insecure. Services that are available at the Caring Center are food , clothing, personal care items, household items, furniture, etc. and many more services to families or individuals in need.
BCMP is a non-profit organization that supports at-risk youth in Boone County, Indiana. BCMP programming is made possible through sponsorships, donations, and grants.
Love In the Name of Christ of Boone County is a unique network of churches and agencies that respond to needs of ordinary people who need HOPE in the midst of a difficult time in life. As Christians, we believe that genuine hope comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ. (I Peter 1:3-4) Unexpected events like the loss of a job, a serious health diagnosis, a failed relationship, or a major home repair can sometimes cause major disruptions to normal life. Hundreds of volunteers are mobilized to care for and walk with people through these challenging times.
Live for Life is committed to helping women gain control of their circumstances and create a new path. Using a self-help, empowerment approach, we provide shelter, counseling, mentoring, financial support, advocacy, and a safe, judgement free place for a new beginning. We work for social change through education, service collaboration, and institutional advocacy.
We serve portions of Boone, Hendricks, and Montgomery Counties. Membership is open to anyone. ​Our library is an all-volunteer library which does not receive tax funding.​ Expenses are funded through memberships, donations, and fundraising projects.
The Zionsville RISE (Reveal Ideas, Shape Endeavors) Foundation was created to encourage sustainable environmental practices within area businesses, enrich our community through business diversification and diversity within those businesses, and foster sustainable business success through lifelong learning and education.
Our mission is to enrich the quality of life for children and families through Christian values. Our vision is to be a place where youth are safe and cared for; where youth are given the opportunity to become healthy and self-sufficient adults; where families are reunited; and where every person is treated with love and respect.
Established in 1994, Center Stage Community Theatre is dedicated to producing high quality community theatre. We currently present four shows per year. We have a cozy 50-seat venue with its own sound and light booth, costume room, two dressing rooms, a green room, three restrooms, a large kitchen, platform seating and a stage. The building is fully heated, air conditioned and is handicap accessible. Over the years, we have grown from a small local theatre to a regional theatre that attracts about half of our audiences from outside Boone County. Many of our performers and production personnel come from other surrounding cities and counties
ILADD, Inc. was formed in 2019 to provide housing, enrichment/educational programs, and social options that enable adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities (IDD) to live in homes of their own and enjoy fulfilling and meaningful lives in their communities. We envision inclusive communities and inspired programs that foster interdependent living, personal enrichment, and lifelong friendships. Our initial project, Crossbridge Point, will be a neurodiverse neighborhood of small homes in the Whitestown, IN area that embody home, choice, and security for adults with IDD. In Indiana, there are more than 45,000 adult residents with IDD, far more than there are safe, affordable, supportive residential options designed to accommodate their needs and wants through the lifespan.
WAVE (We All Value Each-Other) is a non-profit organization based in Thorntown, IN, benefiting students in the Western Boone County Community School Corporation. The program is designed to serve children grades K-12 and focuses on providing after-school activities, educational support and healthy meals. WAVE operates under the auspices of Thorntown Christian Church and is funded by grants and local donations.
Gleaners was founded in 1980 by a group of concerned citizens who felt strongly that no one should go hungry. Since that time, we have distributed nearly 700 million pounds of food and critical grocery items through a committed network of more than 300 food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, and community partners. In addition to food distribution to hunger relief agencies throughout our 21-county service area, Gleaners also operates Fresh Connect Central, one of 7 regional produce cooperatives for Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization. In addition, we are a disaster relief staging site for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the contract reclamation site for Kroger Central Division.