2016 Simons Bitzer Charity Contest WINNER:

Back On My Feet

Mission: Back on My Feet, a national organization operating in 11 major cities coast to coast, combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources.

Back on My Feet seeks to revolutionize the way our society approaches homelessness. Our unique running-based model demonstrates that if you first restore confidence, strength and self-esteem, individuals are better equipped to tackle the road ahead and move toward jobs, homes and new lives. For all in need, we aim to provide: practical training and employment resources for achieving independence; an environment that promotes accountability; and a community that offers compassion and hope. For all with the capacity to serve—volunteers, donors, community and corporate partners—we seek to engage you in the profound experience of empowering individuals to achieve what once seemed impossible through the seemingly simple act of putting one foot in front of the other.

www.backonmyfeet.org

2015 Simons Bitzer Charity Contest WINNER:

Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County

Mission: Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County’s purpose is to assist in alleviating hunger throughout Johnson county.

www.ifpjc.org

 

2014 Simons Bitzer Charity Contest WINNERS:

Heart Change Ministries

Mission: Heart Change Ministries’ purpose is to strengthen and equip young mothers, who are in crisis and poverty, to be successful mothers and providers through a comprehensive course of biblical instruction, character development, work ethic, academic achievement and work readiness combined with supportive relationships and active mentoring over a three to five year time frame.

 

The Christel House Academy

Mission: The Academy will be recognized as a provider of outstanding education to an underserved population and will maintain high standards of academic rigor, efficiency and accountability. It will provide all students with the academic proficiency necessary for higher education, equip them with the desire for lifelong learning, strengthen their civic, ethical, and moral values, and prepare them to be self-sufficient, contributing members of society.

www.chacademy.org

 

2013 Simons Bitzer Charity Contest WINNER:

HVAF OF INDIANA, INC.

Mission: HVAF is dedicated to eliminating homelessness for veterans and their families through prevention, education, supportive services and advocacy.

www.hvaf.org

 

Other Charities We Support:

Habitat For Humanity Johnson County

Mission: Dedicated to working in partnership with families in Johnson County under the conviction that every person should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live where they feel safe and have dignity.

http://www.habitatjohnsoncounty.org

 

Indy Backpack Attack

Mission: To collect school supplies to provide children the tools they need to succeed in school.

http://www.indybackpackattack.org

 

Indy Reads

Mission: To promote and improve the literacy of adults and families in Central Indiana.

http://www.indyreads.org/

 

Easter Seals Crossroads

Mission: To improve the lives of individuals of all ages with special needs, disabilities or challenges promoting inclusion, independence and dignity.

http://www.eastersealscrossroads.org

 

Transitions Mentoring Ministry

Mission: To creatively build hope, faith and practical life skills for college-aged young adults.

http://www.TransitionsMentoringMinistry.org

 

Center For Global Impact

Mission: To connect financial and human resources with people with desperately need them, to empower the poor offering hope for the future.

http://www.myCGIstory.com

 

Haitian Hope Humanitarian Effort (HHHE), Inc.

Mission: To help alleviate hunger and provide basic huminatarian needs to Haiti’s underprivleged citizens.

Contact: Haitianhopeeffort@gmail.com

 

AYS, Inc.

Mission: AYS enriches the learning and well-being of children in a safe, caring and fun environment outside of the school day.

Provides a safe  place for the growing number of children who are home alone after school.

http://www.ayskids.org

 

Hamilton County Youth Assistance

Mission: To be proactive in assisting the healthy development of Westfield youth and their families.

http://youthassistance.org/

 

Children’s Charity Bureau

Mission: To reunite or maintain families in a safe and healthy environment.

http://www.childrensbureau.org

 

Center Grove Education Foundation

Mission: To partner with our community to enrich the lives of all CGCSC students by funding extraordinary and innovative learning experiences.

http://www.centergrovefoundation.org

 

Franklin Township Civic League

Mission: We coordinate and fund various activities including the annual Community Christmas Drive, Needy Family Food Drive, the Pass It Down Coat Drive for Kids, the annual Flu Shot Clinic, all township clean ups, community forums and various other programs, including an annual $1000.00 Community Service scholarship to a graduating senior, and donations and support to many community service and youth organizations.

http://ftcivicleague.org

 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk To Cure Diabetes

Mission: Leading global organization focused on Type 1 diabetes.

http://www.indiana.jdrf.org

 

USO

Mission: Help to relieve some of the biggest stresses in military life for soldiers and their families.

http://uso.org

 

Youth Connections

Mission: To foster positive relationships and self worth through crisis intervention, community education and mentoring.

http://www.youthconnections.org

 

Pack Away Hunger

Mission: Packaging meals to feed the hungry around the corner and across the world.

www.packawayhunger.org