Are you feeling grateful for what you have in life and looking for ways to spread some of those good vibes around? These awesome organizations are making a difference in the community and are always in need of support whether it’s donating, volunteering, or interacting with them on social media.
The Milk Bank
If you’re interested in supporting babies and new mothers, The Milk Bank is a great organization. The Milk Bank provides breast milk to babies in the neonatal intensive care unit to help improve their chances of survival. Check out this story to learn more about the great work they are doing in the community.
Indiana Writers Center
Maybe supporting young writers is more your style. If so, Indiana Writers Center is a nonprofit that helps Hoosiers from all backgrounds find their voice. This story by Kelsey Johnson describes her experience with the center and how it transformed her life.
If helping the environment is what you are looking for, RecycleForce is a great organization to support. RecycleForce is a nonprofit recycling company in Indy that also helps formerly incarcerated people re-enter the workforce. Check out this story to learn how RecycleForce operates and how you can help.
Invest in the girls in this community and their talents by donating to Girls Rock!. Girls Rock! is a local nonprofit that works to empower girls through music and mentorship. Read more about this organization and the impact it is having on local girls.
Black Girls Do Bike
While we’re on the subject of empowering girls, consider empowering women as well. Black Girls Do Bike is a national organization with a local chapter right here in Indy. The group has a mission of creating more inclusion in cycling. This story illustrates how they are helping the Indianapolis community.
Try getting creative with Art Mix, a local nonprofit that provides access to the arts for people with disabilities. CEO, Britt Sutton, said a great way to support the organization is by taking a class. This story highlights Sutton’s story and how she is making a difference with Art Mix.
Gal’s Guide Library
Support women’s history and stories by donating to Gal’s Guide Library. Gal’s Guide Library has a mission of providing “an independent women’s history library to preserve, collect, share and champion women’s achievements and lessons learned.” Read this story about the executive director, Leah Leach, who had a dream of making Gal’s Guide Library come true.
Ellie Allen is Indy Maven’s Editorial Intern.
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