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How a society treats its less fortunate members says a lot about the moral fitness of its people. Below we present the latest news on charitable organizations, events and other goings on.

CHAIRish the Children – Fundraiser for the Villages

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#Indianapolis – The Villages is Indiana’s largest not-for-profit child and family services agency. Families interested in adoption and fostering turn to the Villages for guidance and assistance. With more than 20 offices located throughout the state, the organization serves more than 1,400 children and their families daily. On Saturday, November 8th, the annual fundraiser CHAIRish […]

International Extra Life Charity Event Comes to Indianapolis

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 #Indianapolis – Oliver Wojtyna was new to parenting, and with his new responsibility came its own set of worries. Something which he didn’t anticipate was the moment when he would learn that his 5 month-old son, Liam, was developmentally delayed and the hurdles that would follow. A team of therapists, a part of the organization First Steps, spent […]

Art Vs. Art Brings Destruction and Fun to the Vogue

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#Indianapolis – The Vogue is dimly lit except one section which commands the attention of everyone gathered to witness some art be destroyed. Stage lights illuminate 32 Art vs. Art paintings which stand stoic in the back of The Vogue with onlookers judging each work of art and conversing amongst each other.  Among the 32 is one painting […]

Movember Indy 2014 Takes over Indy One Mustache at a Time

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#Indianapolis – It’s all about the Mo’ this November, as men across Indianapolis prepare to “shave the date” and participate in Movember Indy, the thriving local organization of global men’s health charity Movember. In support of raising awareness for prostate and testicular cancer, Movember Indy encourages local moustache and charity enthusiasts to sharpen their razors […]

Run, Walk, Roll a 5K & Feel Good About Doing It

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The Joseph Maley Foundation’s (JMF) mission is simple: “Serve children of all abilities.” Funds raised from the foundation’s 6th Annual 5K Run, Walk and Roll on July 12, 2014 will go towards helping JMF fulfill it’s mission through a variety of efforts. The Run, Walk and Roll is open to people of all fitness levels […]

Come One, Come All To The Bigger Picture Show!

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The Bigger Picture Show Silent Auction finally arrived to Indianapolis! Art and film enthusiasts gathered at the Speak Easy on May 9th from 6:30 to 9:30 for the annual Bigger Picture Show Silent Auction. The Bigger Picture Show is an annual event that celebrates five decades of filmmaking. Each year, The Indianapolis Film Festival with Lodge […]

Indianapolis’ Earth Day Festival: A Long Standing Tradition

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Earth Day is an important American holiday that marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. The hippie and flower –child culture of the 1960’s was at its high point in 1970’s. When most people think of hippies and flower children they often associate them with drugs and tree huggers. Yet […]

Bosma Enterprises Gives Hope to the Blind

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Over 10 million people in the United States are legally blind or blind. When most people hear that someone is blind they generally have pity on them and think the person can’t live an independent life. Americans have always been headstrong. We don’t like to be told we can’t do something and when faced with […]

FACE Changes the City One Animal at a Time

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My dog is more than a pet to me. She’s a member of our family. My husband and I have had Lakota Sioux, aka: Khoda, for seven years. She’s an Australian Cattle Dog that we adopted in Texas when she was only a few weeks old. Last August, when we moved to Indianapolis, she needed […]

Community Spotlight: TeenWorks Preps Kids for College & Beyond

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One sign of a vibrant and growing community is the existence of community organizations that support groups and individuals in ways that allow them to live healthy and happy lives. TeensWorks is an organization that works to help young people ages 16-18 gain work experience, build a resume and transition from high school to college. […]

I Love Indy’s Big Heart (#BracketsForGood)

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One thing I love about Indianapolis is that people here are genuinely nice. We smile at each other, make conversation in the grocery checkout line, and are pretty polite on the roads. Oh sure, you’ll run into a grump here and there, but for the most part, we are happy to lend a hand. I’ve […]

Adult Swim | The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Event for Adults

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On Saturday, February 22nd, over 2000 young professionals and other adults (21+ only) will gather for a night of fun and games, food and beverages (and we’re not talking apple juice and cookies) at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. All five stories of the world’s largest children’s museum will be turned into what is described […]

Help Crown a Super Chef at the 2014 Souper Bowls

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With these ridiculously frigid temps that seem to be here to stay in the tri-state area, we’re all looking for ways to stay warm. Second Helpings is hosting their third annual Souper Bowls this Saturday where you can warm your belly with samples of soup prepared by some of the areas best chefs. 2014 Featured […]

Holiday Cheers and Beers: An Adult-Only Event at Conner Prairie

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Holiday Cheers and Beers is a brand new, adults-only holiday event, hosted by Conner Prairie in Fishers, Indiana. It takes place Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This fun event, which is presented by the Conner Prairie Horizon Council, a young professionals group, is about having fun in the present, by experiencing […]

Can’t Wait ’til Black Friday? Mass Ave Midnight Shopper Starts Nov 22

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For some people, Christmas can never come soon enough. For anyone who falls into this category, Mass Ave in downtown Indianapolis is THE place to be on November 22. This year marks the 12th anniversary of Mass Ave Midnight Shopper, an annual event in which stores along Mass Ave keep their doors open until midnight […]

Penrod Arts Fair Kickstarts "Indiana’s Nicest Weekend" on Friday Night

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Indiana’s Nicest Day has become Indiana’s Nicest Weekend says Penrod Society PR Committee Chair Blake Koriath. That’s because this year’s installment of the Penrod Arts Fair will commence a day earlier than usual, or more specifically, an evening earlier, on Friday night. For the first time ever, the 47-year old annual event, which runs every […]

Inspiring Youth to Give and Serve

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This Indy Talks event, a collaboration between Giving Sum and the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana, was created to develop the next generation of philanthropists and help families create a culture of philanthropy and service. Hosted at Carpe Diem – Meridian School, families were given the chance to participate in hands-on activities, talk to several […]

Cookout on the Circle: Summer Food and Fun for a Worthy Cause

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No summer is complete without at least one cookout. The good news is that there need to get your hands dirty messing with the grill. Crossroads of America Council, together with Marsh Supermarkets, will hold the 22nd annual Cookout on the Circle. As the name implies, the event will take place at Monument Circle on […]

Read. Tutor. Mentor. Kickoff at Monument Circle

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Hundreds of readers gathered throughout Central Indiana on Thursday, June 6 to help kickoff United Way of Central Indiana’s second annual Read. Tutor. Mentor. Event. The locations included Monument Circle, Fishers YMCA, Boone County Courthouse, Hancock County Courthouse, and the Morgan County Courthouse. Adults and children sporting a shirt with the word “Read,” “Tutor,” or […]

Zest ‘n Zing – A Foodie Event for the At-Home Chef

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This year’s Zest ‘n Zing was hosted at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center on May 7th, 2013. Chef Jason M. Anderson & purebread Simmental farmer, Ginny Tauer (Team Beef) went head-to-head against Chef Greg Schiesser & pork producer, Nick Sommers (Team Pork). Though Team Beef ultimately took home the victory, both sets […]