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
June Meeting Selection: Girls on the Run Central Indiana
Three charities were presented at the June 16 meeting.
1) Girls on the Run (GOTR) works with younger girls through a 10-week after-school program building confidence and self-esteem for Grades 3-8 with a 5k run as the finale. Did you know Indiana is ranked the 12th most obese state? Girls on the Run began in 2010 in Hamilton County and grew to 2,700 girls in 2019 before the pandemic. They have lost over $100,000 in funding during the pandemic. They offer a scholarship program that 1/2 of the girls involved in qualifying. Go to https://www.gotrci.org/ for this impactful program and how you can get involved
2) Hamilton County Human Society's mission is saving lives, educating communities, and completing families. When it comes to saving lives, HSHC takes in over 3,000 animals each year including hundreds at risk for euthanasia in other Indiana shelters.
Our community outreach programs connect children, seniors, Hoosier veterans, and more with the healing power of pets every day…and our youth education programs are planting the seeds of kindness, responsibility, and philanthropy in thousands of children each year.
3) Women of Worth, Hamilton County is a non-profit, 501(C)3 organization, committed to empowering women to go forward in their faith in Jesus Christ. We are not affiliated with any church or denomination. Our sole focus isn’t simply meeting needs. Instead, we are passionate about making disciples.
1) Donate via Grapevine our online giving portal
You can set up your one-time or recurring donation anytime at our Grapevine page.
Grapevine is a secure website for online donations specifically designed for giving circles.
2) Donate via check
Members, send in your check made out to GOTR to:
PO Box 1102, Noblesville 46061.
**Deadline to send the checks: July!** Thank You!
PREVIOUS SELECTED CHARITIES:
February 2021 Meeting Selection: Shepherd's Center of Hamilton County
November 2020 Meeting Selection The O'Connor House
August 2020 Meeting Selection Prevail:
May 2020 Meeting Selection Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County:
March 2020 Meeting Selection: Nickel Plate Arts
November 2019 Meeting Selection: HAND, Inc.
--HAND, Inc http://www.handincorporated.org
August 2019 Meeting Selection: Fishers Youth Assistance Program - Summer Lunch Program
May 2019 Meeting Selection: Find, Ignite, Transform
--- Faith-Inspired Transformation Inc.
February 2019 Meeting Selection: Family Promise
November 2018 Meeting Selection: Redemption Rescue
August 2018 Meeting Selection: Meals on Wheels
May 2018 Meeting Selection: Megan S. Ott Foundation
February 2018 Meeting Selection: Prevail Inc. of Hamilton County
November 2017 Meeting Selection: Shepherd's Center of Hamilton County
August 2017 Meeting Selection: Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development (HAND), Inc.