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
April Meeting Selection: Resounding Joy
Three charities were presented at the April 20 meeting.
1) Resounding Joy enhances the human experience with therapeutic applications of music. We uplift individuals and families with challenging conditions, help them achieve their goals, and support health and wellness throughout the community. We have three main programs that support people through individual, group, and community-based music therapy sessions conducted by board-certified music therapists. Healing Notes serves medically and emotionally resilient children and their families. Semper Sound serves active-duty military veterans and their families. Community Connections serves first responders and their families through the Music Resiliency Program and serves isolated older adults with dementia through the Joyful Jingle Program. https://resoundingjoyinc.org/
2) Hamilton County Leadership Academy
The Hamilton County Leadership Academy’s mission is to educate and inspire leadership to create a positive impact in our community.
HCLA was established in 1991 to develop a pool of knowledgeable community leaders to apply their skills to government, business, and civic activities and positively shape the future of Hamilton County. HCLA selects a cohort of leaders each year to complete a comprehensive, 10-month curriculum exploring local issues. After completing the program, graduates are prepared to assume active roles in addressing critical issues facing Hamilton County. Our graduates are knowledgeable, active leaders within the various community organizations in Hamilton County, serving civic groups, not-for-profits, government agencies, and elected office. https://www.hcla.net/
3) Almost Home Schnauzer Rescue (AHSR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to rescue and find perfect forever homes for schnauzers in need. We work with shelters, owners, and breeders to save dogs who are unwanted or cannot be cared for. We are based in the Indianapolis, Indiana area but have a network of volunteers that spans several states across the midwest and the south. AHSR has saved hundreds of dogs since being formed in 2012. https://ahsr.ngo/
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 designed explicitly for giving circles.
2) Donate via check
Members, send in your check made out to Resounding Joy to:
11517 Full Moon Ct, Noblesville IN 46060.
Write 100+WWC in the memo section.
**Deadline to send the checks: May 1 ** Thank You!
PREVIOUS SELECTED CHARITIES:
February 2022 Meeting Selection: The Good Samaritan Network
November 2021 Meeting Selection: The Cooper House
September 2021 Meeting Selection: Ascent 121
June 2021 Meeting Selection: Girls on the Run (GOTR)
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.