Like you, we love everything about the (317)! We love the neighborhoods, restaurants, food trucks, the sights and sounds, and most of all, we love the people who work to improve everything in the “racing capital of the world.” We love the charity and goodwill of the (317) and are proud to work with five of the finest charities the city has to offer.
Scroll down to learn a little bit about our charity partners- who they are, who they serve, and how you can help them achieve their missions!
The mission of Partners In Housing is to provide affordable housing to people who most need a stable place to live, while giving them support to reach their highest level of self-sufficiency. Partners In Housing has twelve (12) apartment communities around Indianapolis, where we serve over 600 residents a year. Our residents have either experienced homelessness, are actively at risk of experiencing homelessness, or are vulnerable due to extremely low income. They consist of both single adults and families with children. Our dedicated Support Services team works one-on-one with residents to connect them with services and keep them housed. Partners In Housing also has a distinguished transitional housing program for U.S. Military Veterans who have experienced homelessness.
We need your help! Volunteer positions include Packet Pick-Up, Finish Line, Course Marshals, and Water Stations. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Katie Woods from Partners In Housing, at ">.
Since 2001, School on Wheels’ mission has been to provide one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-aged children experiencing homelessness. We equip these children with the educational tools necessary to achieve success in life and break the cycle of homelessness through two key programs: Tutors in Action and Ignite Learning. Through Tutors in Action we use nearly 400 volunteer tutors, and partner with nine shelter locations and four public schools to provide academic intervention programs to students in grades K – 12 up to four times each week. Ignite Learning is our program dedicated to engaging the parents of these students, helping them become the best advocates for their child’s education. Our programs work together to create a web of support for the homeless children and families in Indianapolis, connecting teachers, schools and service partners to meet the academic needs of those children who need it most.
What is your donation worth?
- $20 provides one week of snacks for School on Wheels students at one partner location.
- $50 provides a backpack full of necessary school supplies to a School on Wheels student. All students in the program receive a backpack so that they have the same educational materials as their non-homeless peers.
- $100 provides 2 complete school uniforms to each student in our program. Lack of a uniform can mean the difference between attending school or staying home.
- $250 makes a parent workshop possible. Parent workshops provided by School on Wheels empower the parents of the children we serve so they can be the best advocates for their child’s education.
- $500 provides summer enrichment programming to a student through It’s a WRAP!, School on Wheels’ program that helps combat summer learning loss for children living at Salvation Army Barton Center.
- $1,000 underwrites a full year of School on Wheels tutoring and educational advocacy for an Indianapolis child experiencing homelessness.
We need your help! Volunteer positions include Packet Pick-Up, Finish Line, Course Marshals, and Water Stations. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Fatima Johnson with School on Wheels at " target="_blank" rel="noopener">.
We need your help! Volunteer positions include Packet Pick-Up, Finish Line, Course Marshals, and Water Stations. If you are interested in volunteering please visit the race volunteer Website. Should you have additional questions, please contact Alyssa Kennedy from Energy Krazed at .
Kids’ Voice is a prevention organization that deters abused, neglected, and endangered children from experiencing or re-experiencing abuse and/or neglect.Kids’ Voice of Indiana protects endangered children by providing legal education, child advocacy and family visitation through three programs:
1. Derelle Watson-Duvall Children’s Law Center of Indiana – maintains an educational website with articles, videos, case law, and other information relating to children’s law in Indiana. An electronic format of the CHINS Deskbook (go-to guide for all things CHINS and family law in Indiana) can be found on our website as well. The Law Center also takes phone calls from judges, attorneys and the general public with questions on navigating children’s law issues.
2. Bette J. Dick Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for Kids Program – represents the best interest of abused, neglected and endangered children in custody and guardianship cases in Marion County, using trained volunteers and staff attorneys. Typically, the Court needs a 3rd party unbiased view into the child’s situation before deciding if a parent or other person should have custody or parenting time with a child. We try to ensure that a child is placed in a safe and stable environment.
3. Jenny Miller Safe Child Parenting Time Program – provides a neutral and safe place for a child to visit a non-custodial parent
We need your help! Volunteer positions include Packet Pick-Up, Finish Line, Course Marshals, and Water Stations. If you are interested in volunteering please visit the race volunteer Website. Should you have additional questions, please contact Carroll Loggins from Kids’ Voice of Indiana at ">.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. Since 1976, KIB has helped its neighbors plant more than 40,000 trees and has been supported by more than one thousand individual donors towards those efforts. KIB accomplishes these goals through community driven, hands-on programs and initiatives to create vibrant public places. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is a 501c(3), private, not-for-profit organization, and an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB), the national organization dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and environment in American communities.
Each year, KIB supports an average of 500 community improvement projects with more than 30,000 volunteers. For the past three decades, we’ve partnered with neighborhoods, the public sector, and Indianapolis community groups and businesses to achieve our vision for a beautiful city.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. sees a vibrant city, with every neighborhood landscape thriving and well, and its people empowered, mobilized, and devoted toward that vision. The result: a city defined by strong neighborhoods; inspired places; and a clean, flourishing environment.
KIB relies upon the generous donations of people like you to continue its mission. We hope you will consider supporting our work to “green up” and clean up Indianapolis!
What your donation can do because every dollar counts:
$10 will buy 12 pairs of gloves
$15 will buy a flat of native flowers
$30 will buy 2 cubic yards of mulch
$75 will buy 4 cubic yards of soil
$100 will buy one 8′ tree with 1-2″ trunk width
We need your help keeping (317) beautiful! Volunteer positions include Packet Pick-Up, Finish Line, Course Marshals, and Water Stations. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Shannon Priddy with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. Email Abby Dennis: " target="_blank" rel="noopener">