To be considered for an award, an organization must meet the following criteria:
It must be a non-profit recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization. Validate 501(c)(3) status through, Guidestar or Charity Navigator
It must be located in Hamilton County, Indiana. No national charities will be considered; however, local branches of national charities are eligible for consideration. The purpose is for 100% of the contribution to stay in Hamilton County
It must be willing to send a representative to our next meeting to share how the money was or will be spent.
It must agree not to create, sell, or distribute a list with our members' contact information, and agree not to solicit our members directly for further contributions
March Meeting Selection: Nickel Plate Arts
Three charities were presented at the November 13th meeting.
--- Nickel Plate Arts https://nickelplatearts.org/ founded in 2012, focuses on three areas of cultural growth:
-Arts community development by integrating visual and performing arts into downtowns, local parks and unexpected places
-Artist development by supporting more than 1000 professional artists working in the area
-Arts awareness by breaking down barriers to the arts for both residents and visitors by taking arts to the people and supporting venues where people can enjoy the arts. They also try and look for ways to increase small business owners in the events they support.
Nickel Plate Arts serves eastern Hamilton County, from Fishers to Atlanta.
--- The O'Conner House https://www.theoconnorhouse.org/ The O’Connor House Mission is to provide a Christian home, to help single, pregnant, homeless women improve life for themselves and their children. The O’Connor House, located in Carmel, IN, serves pregnant unwed women over the age of 18 who are in a crisis pregnancy and need assistance in order to create a better life for themselves and their children. We also provide shelter and aid to the existing children of these women. One of our goals is to keep families together.
--- Meals on Wheels https://mealsonwheelshc.org/ The mission of Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County supports individuals who are elderly, disabled, chronically ill and home-bound by delivering nutritious meals, reducing hunger, improving health and promoting independence. Meals are prepared in state-approved healthcare facilities and designed by a certified registered dietitian under a physician’s prescribed supervision according to the recipient’s specific dietary needs.
Members, feel free to send in your check made out to Nickel Plate Arts to:
PO Box 1102, Noblesville 46061.
**Deadline to send the checks: December 1!** Thank You!