Around the Community - Around the Clock

Continuous Community Service Throughout the Month of April

The Junior League of Indianapolis is committed to furthering its missions of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of training volunteers through our fourth annual event: Around the Community.

Applications for this year's event will be accepted through February 1. Click here to apply.

Check out our event photos HERE!

A LOOK AT OUR PAST PARTNERS:

INDY READS

Indy Reads is a not-for-profit organization that relies on volunteers to provide basic literacy tutoring to illiterate and semi-literate adults. The profits from Indy Reads Books go directly toward improving literacy in our community through Indy Reads. 

REACH FOR YOUTH

Reach For Youth provides counseling programs that address behavioral and school suspension issues, depression, anxiety, sexual acting out behaviors and substance abuse for student in central Indiana.  Reach For Youth is home to a nationally recognized Teen Court program that brings juvenile offenders and trained youth volunteers together to provide a second chance to youthful offenders.

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE® OF INDIANA

The Ronald McDonald House of Indiana provides a supportive home-away-from home for more than 5,000 families of children every year receiving medical care at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and other area hospitals. 

UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL INDIANA

The United Way of Central Indiana’s program “Read UP” pairs volunteer readers with students who need help the most working to improve literacy and garnish educational success.

STARFISH INITIATIVE

Starfish Initiative inspires, encourages, and prepares promising, economically disadvantaged students for college and career success. To achieve this goal, Starfish pairs economically disadvantaged high school students one-on-one with college-educated mentors.

SUSAN G. KOMEN OF CENTRAL INDIANA

Susan G. Komen of Central Indiana uses donated dollars wisely, locally and in ways that directly benefit women, men and families who are dealing with the costly challenge of breast cancer in our community. They also empower local dollars to serve beyond our community as they fund a significant portion of the best breast cancer research around the world.

INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Indianapolis Public Library provides materials, programs and services in support of the lifelong learning, recreational and economic interests of all Marion County residents.

PEYTON MANNING CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Capes for Kids is a one-of-a-kind program that empowers pediatric inpatients at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent to be discharged feeling like superheroes. Brave, Strong, Resilient... all words used to describe our favorite comic book heroes, but they are also words used to describe the little heroes who enter Peyton Manning Children's Hospital each day.

OVAR'COMING TOGETHER

Ovar'coming Together serves the entire state of Indiana. It is dedicated to improving the quality of life for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and increasing early detection resulting in a reduction of the number of women who die from the disease.

GARY BRACKETT'S IMPACT FOUNDATION

Gary Brackett’s Impact Foundation’s mission is to make an impact felt in the lives of underserved and chronically ill youth and their families.‚Äč

SCHOOL ON WHEELS

School on Wheels’ mission is to provide one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-aged children impacted by homelessness. 

MIDWEST FOOD BANK

Midwest Food Bank is one of Indiana’s largest food banks, with additional locations around the country – and even one in Kenya. 

VIPS

Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) empowers families by providing educational excellence to young children with visual impairments in order to build a strong foundation for reaching their highest potential.

MARY RIGG NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

The Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center empowers individuals by serving as a resource for help and hope. Coaching and activity opportunities and classes are available for all ages, allowing the center to serve as a one-stop resource for many in need. 

RILEY HOSPITAL - CHEER GUILD

Riley Cheer Guild is a volunteer auxiliary that provides comfort and cheer to patients and caregivers at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and the IU Health adult hospitals on the academic health center in downtown Indianapolis. With an art cart, toy room and music therapy, the Riley Cheer Guild provides special moments to these individuals. 

Coburn Place

Coburn Place empowers victims of intimate partner violence to live as survivors. The vision of Coburn Place is of a world where every adult and child may live free from intimate partner violence, housed stably and safely, with adequate financial resources. 

Down Syndrome of Indiana

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.  

Little Red Door Cancer Agency

Little Red Door Cancer Agency strives to make the most of life and the least of cancer by reducing the physical, emotional, and financial burdens of cancer for the medically underserved residents of central Indiana.

Special Olympics of Indiana

Special Olympics Indiana is a nonprofit organization that is a part of the global movement, using sport, health, education, and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. 

St. Mary’s Child Center

St. Mary’s Child Center is a not-for-profit agency that offers two early childhood initiatives to positively impact the futures of young children.

Teachers’ Treasures

Teachers' Treasures obtains and distributes school supplies free to teachers of students in need. All eligible teachers have easy access to free school supplies for their students living in poverty.

Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie exists to create fun, memorable, and immersive learning experiences for families and to inspire curiosity and foster learning about Indiana's past.

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site seek to promote patriotism and citizenship through appropriate educational activities and by artfully exhibiting the Victorian time period as Harrison and his family might have experienced it.

Early Learning Indiana

Early Learning Indiana provides leadership, advocacy, and early childhood education services to continually improve the early learning landscape in Indiana.

Kids’ Voice of Indiana

Kids’ Voice of Indiana protects abused and neglected children by providing child advocacy, legal education, and family visitation.

Rebuilding Together Indianapolis

Rebuilding Together Indianapolis brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need.  

Big Car Collaborative

As a nonprofit art and design organization, Big Car Collaborative utilizes tools of culture and creativity to build community and social cohesion — helping connect people as a way to boost quality of life. 

Friends of Garfield Park

The Mission of the Friends of Garfield Park is to Ensure the preservation and continuation of the public benefits of Garfield Park through enhanced funding, the application of effective advocacy, and expanded stewardship.

Gifted Gown

The mission of The Gifted Gown is to provide formal attire, free of charge, to anyone in our community regardless of demographics or income level. Everyone deserves to feel special and be able to participate in any event without having to wonder where they will get the money to do so.