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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.

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

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 […]

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Paws: It’s Mutt Strut 2013

Taking you dog on a walk is one thing. Taking you dog on a walk at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is quite another! The Motor Speedway will host Mutt Strut 2013 from 9:30am through 3:30pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This unique event represents a coming together of dog owners from all over Indiana and […]

Starlight Ball Gala: A Black-Tie Affair at the JW Marriott

Enjoy some food, fun and entertainment, with added benefit of helping victims of domestic abuse. The Starlight Ball annual black-tie gala will take place at the JW Marriott Saturday, March 9 starting at 6:30 pm. This annual celebration is sponsored by the The Julian Center, a local organization whose programs and services are designed to […]

Enjoy Fine Wine and Stimulating Conversation at the Indy Wine Fest

 You don’t have to be a sommelier to love wine. Anyone can attend this year’s Ice Miller Indy Wine Fest, which will showcase both locally produced wines, as well as national and international vintages. The event will take place at The Grand Hall in Union Station at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday, March 2, […]

10th Annual WRTV Channel 6 Toy Drive: ‘Tis the Season for Giving

Christmas isn’t a joyous time for everybody. There are plenty of families right here in Indianapolis that can’t afford to pay bills on time or eat regularly, let alone purchase gifts for friends and family. Of course, the ones that are hurt the most by poverty are children, and children suffer doubly during the holiday […]

Blueprints to End Homelessness

Bad News:  Indianapolis has homeless people In our cynical age, it becomes easy to brush with a broad stroke, writing off all homeless people/panhandlers as lazy folks looking to get over or take advantage of well-intentioned folk. Mayor Greg Ballard proposed to direct them to services by posting panhandling boxes. “The reason they stay out […]

Celebrity Servers Features Bob Sanders’ Chasing Dreams Team

This coming Monday, May 17, 2010, is the date set for a fund-raising event featuring the Indianapolis Colts safety, Bob Sanders. He and his friends, all Indianapolis sports celebrities, will meet in the kitchen at Morton’s Steakhouse, an elegant Indianapolis restaurant, swapping their blue and whites for aprons and dinner plates. It’s all part of […]

Mutt Strut: Dogs on the Brickyard

In addition to hosting one of the most anticipated events in Indianapolis sports all year, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opens its doors for a number of Indianapolis community events. This Sunday, April 25, 2010, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway teams up with the Humane Society of Indianapolis for Mutt Strut, a fundraiser for the Humane Society. […]

Support the Hoosier Hills Food Bank This Sunday

This Sunday, February 19, join Hoosier Hills Food Bank for the Hoosier Hills Soup Bowl. The 16th annual iteration of this popular event held in Bloomington, Indiana, will feature handmade pottery designs from more than 30 local artisans. In addition, your taste buds are in for a treat with a wide array of hearty soups […]

Béla Fleck Brings The Africa Project to Indianapolis

Béla Fleck, a world-renowned banjo virtuoso best known for his work with New Grass Revival and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, is taking part in Indianapolis‘ celebration of Black History Month. The famous musician will be performing with his Africa Project at Clowes Memorial Hall in Butler University this Friday, February 19. The Africa Project […]

500 Festival Calls For Volunteers

The Indianapolis 500 Festival is looking for some fresh blood, it announced today that it would hold its first ever 500 Festival Volunteer Fair. The Indianapolis event is being generously hosted by Pacers Sports and Entertainment. It will take place on Thursday, November 5 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Conseco Fieldhouse. If you […]

Three Win-Win Charity Events in Indianapolis this October

Indianapolis is a staunchly community-centered city, well-known for its generousity and overall team player attitude. Indianapolis charities and non-profit organizations abound and maintain a healthy, active role in the development and betterment of Indianapolis society in general. Below are three charity events in Indianapolis this October designed to be not only a good thing for […]

Fundraising Events this Month: Lending a Charitable Hand

Fundraising events are practically a way of life in Indianapolis, the great capital of Indiana. Over the generations, Indianapolis has always been a dynamic center of progress and giving. Indianapolis history is rife with the spirit of the pioneers and overall fearless leadership, along with a profound regard for family, neighbors and country. Indianapolis culture […]

SWIRCA Hosts Annual Benefit with a Variety of Local Brews

Looking for an activity this weekend that will spice things up? Look no further than the annual benefit for the Southwestern Indiana Regional Council on Aging this Saturday August 15. This year is the sixth annual benefit for SWIRCA, and this year is sure to be better than the rest. Evansville, Indiana opens its door […]

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A Community that Cares: Indianapolis Charity and Nonprofit Organizations

Indy is a city that believes in giving back, as evidenced by the many nonprofit and charity organizations of Indianapolis. Upon graduating from one of the several outstanding universities in Indianapolis, many students go straight into the Indianapolis charities and nonprofit fields, eager to start making a difference. In the Circle City, there are hundreds […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana: Helping Little Hands

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, the non-profit organization serving America’s youth by matching volunteer mentors with Indianapolis children in need of adult interaction and guidance, serves central Indiana youth from its Indianapolis, Indiana location. The organization is a merger of Big Brothers of Greater Indianapolis, founded in 1970 and Big Sisters of Central […]

Lilly Endowment Fund: A Commitment to Giving

The Lilly Endowment Fund is a privately-funded philanthropic organization that dates back to its creation in 1937 by family patriarch J.K. Lilly Sr. and sons J.K. Jr. and Eli. The monies that are the lifeblood of the Lilly Endowment Fund come from donations of Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical stock, though the Lilly Endowment Fund […]

Humane Society of Indianapolis: Love Awaits

The Humane Society of Indianapolis was formed in 1905 by a group of concerned citizens who felt the need for an organized society to prevent cruelty to animals, children, and others who could not speak for themselves in the Indianapolis community. Over several of the early years, the society would function with limited visibility, low […]