Around the Community - Around the Clock

95 hours of continuous community service

April 26-30, 2017

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 trained volunteers through our second annual event: Around the Community – Around the Clock.

Questions? Please contact Darcy Marlett at diad@jlindy.org.

Check out our 2016 event photos HERE!

A LOOK AT OUR 2017 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.  Volunteers will stack and organize books, sort donations, price books, and assist customers in the Indy Reads Books store. 

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. Volunteers will be creating stress balls that Reach For Youth can give to clients

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. Volunteers will helping to prepare meals for families at the House, bake cookies and assemble welcome bags.  

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. Volunteers are needed to assist in preparation of program supplies and materials for the summer reading program.  All materials will be provided and explained with steps for completion.

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. Volunteers for the first shift will be assembling materials for their annual event and volunteers for the second shift will be working the check in des for their annual event at Marion University.

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. In support of the Race for the Cure® fundraiser, volunteers will assist with final race preparation on the morning of the race.

STEPHEN FOSTER ELEMENTARY: IPS #67

Stephen Foster Elementary is the focus school community supported by the Junior League of Indianapolis PASS: Partners Advancing Student Success. Multiple events and volunteer activities will be available including helping with food and carnival games at the “Day of the Child” event, painting lockers for incoming middle school students, and assisting with playground clean up. 

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. The Bunny Book Bags are part of the Library’s “Ready to Read” initiatives.  Volunteers will be we helping to sort, label books, and assemble “Bunny Book Bags.” 

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. Volunteers will help create no-sew fleece capes that will create a HERO sitting in his hospital bed.

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. The JLI will support one of Ovar’Coming’s largest fundraising events, Teal Basket Bingo, by supporting and hosting games, greeting guests, and supporting Ovar’Coming staff.

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 The volunteers will be helping with TendHERHeart luncheon, and event for and celebrating mothers of children who are critically and chronically ill.

SCHOOL ON WHEELS

School on Wheels’ mission is to provide one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-aged children impacted by homelessness. The JLI will help sort and label books to help students easily identify what books are appropriate for their reading level.

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. Taking donated food items and providing them to hungry family in our, volunteers will support this mission by sorting and organizing food at their Indianapolis location.

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. Volunteers will be making sensory blocks to help VIPS clients.

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. Volunteers will be assembling home cleaning kits and snack bags for families the center serves. 

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. Volunteers will create no-sew blankets for patients.