The WTTS Cares page is designed to provide you with information on ways you can help out locally. We all lead busy lives, but nothing beats helping out in the community. Stop by the WTTS Cares page frequently to learn about how you can get involved.
To post a charitable or not-for-profit event, just send us an email with all of the pertinent information (the who, what, when, where, why and hows) of your event or organization.
- The Shane Company has announced that the company will donate 10% of all cultured pearl sales through April 17, 2011, to earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Japanese people,” said Tom Shane, owner of Shane Co. “The events in Japan have special significance for me, as I have close relationships with the pearl farmers there, who supply Shane Co. with our cultured pearls. Like Shane Co., they’re family-run businesses that go back for generations.” Mr. Shane added: “A minimum of fifty percent of the proceeds from this program will be donated to the Red Cross. The remaining proceeds will be donated to other worthy organizations providing direct relief to earthquake and tsunami victims.”
- The Harbour Walk, benefiting Meals On Wheels, happens April 16 at the Noblevsille Athletic Club (411 South Harbour Drive) on Saturday, April 16. The Harbour Walk is a wonderful way to get out and enjoy Mother Nature, while getting some great exercise, meeting new friends all while helping out a great cause. Choose a 5k, 5k family, 10k or 10k family walk. To register, click here. For questions, call Christine Pruett at 317-776-0222.
- Find valuable information on investing, managing and protecting your money. One of the best ways to prevent fraud is to become a smart investor. Indiana Investment Watch is here to help you do just that. Secretary of State Todd Rokita created Indiana Investment Watch to educate Hoosiers about the various types of investment scams and to help them take a proactive approach in preventing fraud. The program also aims to increase financial literacy in Hoosiers by helping them understand basic personal finance concepts. For specific information, visit www.indianainvestmentwatch.com.
- H.U.C.K. (Help Unchain Country Kritters) is for the dogs. Providing humane education to the community at no cost. Our mission is to offer support for very simple, and highly treatable common dog behaviors. We are working hard to create an new ordinance, which would place a limit on the long and frustrating hours dogs are currently allowed to be tethered outside- even during extreme weather. H.U.C.K. is always in need of donations to help purchase supplies for building new houses and kennels. For more information, contact Belle Swaim, project coordinator, at 317-965-3508.
- Serving Indiana since 1896, Volunteers of America of Indiana measures its success in positive change in the lives of individuals and communities we serve. We believe and strive for the highest quality service in all endeavors. We serve individuals transitioning from the correctional system, the elderly, Veterans, chronically addicted and mentally ill. Primary referrals to the agency come through contracting agencies. Current contractors include Federal Bureau of Prisons, United States Probation, Indiana Department of Correction, Marion County Community Correction and the Veterans Administration.
- Positive Swing Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization in Indianapolis whose programs are held at the Golf Dome, initially built from the ground up by John Stack. PSI has been evolving over the past five years as part of John’s vision to serve underprivileged youth, the developmentally disabled and the physically handicapped, who often don’t have the funds to pay regular prices to use the Golf Dome’s indoor golfing facilities or the special assistance and equipment they need to play the game. Through partnerships and friendships with area hospital and community groups, John and his staff have come to see firsthand the great joy that golf can bring to those who might otherwise not have access to the game.
- Living Bread, Inc., a community food ministry of Mount Pleasant Christian Church [381 N. Bluff Road, Greenwood, IN 46142] serves between 175-200 families per week at its 755 N. Bluff Road location.
- Angels’ Attic opened their facility on Main Street in Arcadia, IN in 2004 to supply aid for struggling families and to fulfill the needs of others. Angels’ Attic provides clothing, furniture, household items, and food to the surrounding community. If you are interested in donating or volunteering call 317-984-5256.