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
May Meeting Selection: Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County
Three charities were presented at the May 13th meeting.
-- 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.
--Prevail, Inc provides crisis intervention and restorative support services for adult, adolescent and child survivors of crime and abuse. They have seen an increase in crisis calls, and six times as many police calls. They are hoping to get involved with more tele-health cases due to current quarantine situation. More info is here https://www.prevailinc.com/
--Fishers Youth Assistance Program is in its 4th year of providing services and have just capped providing 600 additional meals and would like to provide even more as their numbers have spiked. They help strengthen youth and families through community involvement. For more info, go to https://youth-assistance.squarespace.com/fishers.
Members, send in your check made out to Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County to:
PO Box 1102, Noblesville 46061.
**Deadline to send the checks: June 1!** Thank You!