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
August Meeting Selection: Prevail
Three charities were presented at the August 19 meeting.
-- Prevail, Inc provides crisis intervention and restorative support services for adult, adolescent, and child survivors of crime and abuse. While Prevail works with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, they also serve victims of other crimes, including victims of stalking, robbery, home invasion, and family members of homicide victims, among others. They specialize in working with those who have experienced trauma. Their services include advocacy, safety planning, crisis response, and support groups. They work with individuals and families, including kids, teens, and adults. They have seen an increase in crisis calls, and six times as many police calls. They are hoping to get involved with more telehealth cases due to the current quarantine situation. More info is here https://www.prevailinc.com/
--Shepherd's Center of Hamilton County Promoting and supporting independent lifestyles for senior adults. Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County provides programs to promote and support independent lifestyles for seniors in Hamilton County. Their vision is to be known throughout Hamilton County as a trusted resource for connecting seniors with beneficial programs to support their independence. Through their programs, seniors have the opportunity to connect with services or to other individuals that will help enrich independent lifestyles. https://shepherdscenterofhamiltoncounty.org/
Humane Society for Hamilton County We believe in second chances… and third… and fourth… In fact, we believe every animal deserves every chance at finding a forever home. The Humane Society for Hamilton County serves as one of the only open-admission, truly no-kill shelters in the country. As both the animal control facility and Humane Society for Hamilton County, they rescue the most difficult to save, and place, animals imaginable. From victims of abuse and those with hit-by-car injuries to pets displaced by the economy or a lack of owner commitment, they are equally committed to them all. HSHC has always believed in sharing our blessings beyond Hamilton County’s borders rescuing over 300 animals each year at-risk for euthanasia in other Indiana shelters. More Information is here http://www.hamiltonhumane.com/
Members, send in your check made out to Prevail to:
PO Box 1102, Noblesville 46061.
**Deadline to send the checks: September 1!** Thank You!