2017 Simons Bitzer Charity Contest WINNER:
Girls Inc. of Johnson County
Girls Inc. is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc. has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas. Today, innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives.
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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indy Backpack Attack
Mission: To collect school supplies to provide children the tools they need to succeed in school.
Mission: To promote and improve the literacy of adults and families in Central Indiana.
Easter Seals Crossroads
Mission: To improve the lives of individuals of all ages with special needs, disabilities or challenges promoting inclusion, independence and dignity.
Transitions Mentoring Ministry
Mission: To creatively build hope, faith and practical life skills for college-aged young adults.
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.
Haitian Hope Humanitarian Effort (HHHE), Inc.
Mission: To help alleviate hunger and provide basic huminatarian needs to Haiti’s underprivleged citizens.
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.
Hamilton County Youth Assistance
Mission: To be proactive in assisting the healthy development of Westfield youth and their families.
Children’s Charity Bureau
Mission: To reunite or maintain families in a safe and healthy environment.
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.
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.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk To Cure Diabetes
Mission: Leading global organization focused on Type 1 diabetes.
Mission: Help to relieve some of the biggest stresses in military life for soldiers and their families.
Mission: To foster positive relationships and self worth through crisis intervention, community education and mentoring.
Pack Away Hunger
Mission: Packaging meals to feed the hungry around the corner and across the world.