The City of Fishers is fortunate to have a strong non-profit community with several local organizations providing a variety of services to our residents in need. Here is a quick roundup of ways to support our local nonprofit organizations and celebrate National Nonprofit Day, today and every day.
There are always opportunities for every age and interest around Fishers. A few organizations currently seeking volunteers are:
- Fishers Makers Playground
- The Shepherd’s Center
- Youth Mentoring Initiative
- Fishers Youth Assistance Program
You can also sign up to receive the City of Fishers monthly Volunteer Newsletter for updates in the community.
2.) Support a Local Non-Profit Organization.
There are so many ways to support local organizations, from donating funds, your time, and more. However you choose to make a difference, know that you are directly helping members of the community right here in Fishers. Earlier this summer, the city hosted a Non-Profit Spotlight Day at the Fishers Farmers’ Market, where local non-profits serving the Fishers community could highlight the services they provide and how residents and businesses can best support them and ultimately make a difference throughout the city. Learn more about the local organizations that participated in the Nonprofit Spotlight Day and how you can support them and their causes:
- Ben’s Ranch Foundation
- Come To Me Food Pantry
- Fishers Arts Council
- Fishers Historical Society
- Fishers Youth Assistance Program (YAP)
- Geist Half Marathon
- Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation
- HAND Inc.
- Janus Developmental Services
- Morning Light Incorporated
- PrimeLife Enrichment
- Youth Inspirations Theater
- Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI)
3.) Join a Board or Committee
Are you passionate about a cause? Donate your time and talent by becoming a board member of a local non-profit organization.
4.) Donate Items to a Non-Profit Organization
Cleaning out your closet or decluttering? Check out this list of local non-profits that will gratefully accept your gently used items:
- Appliances & Electronics
- Habitat for Humanity
- Computers, laptops, and i-Pads
- Nursing Homes
- Household Items
- Formal Wear
- Clothing, food, paper goods, emergency items, household items, etc.
- Sheets (of any kind), pillowcases, opened bags of food, metal wire crates, grooming supplies, and cat towers
- Baby Items
- Health & Wellness
- Eye Glasses
- Walmart Eye Clinic
- Any Ophthalmologists
- Hearing Aids
- Eye Glasses
- Miscellaneous Donations
5.) Network at the Festival of Philanthropy
Attend the Hamilton County Community Foundation’s Festival of Philanthropy this Thursday, August 19 where you can meet and interact with many of our local non-profits, and learn about what the foundation is doing to create transformative change throughout our community.
Amy Crell is the Volunteer Coordinator for the City of Fishers. She and her husband have lived in Fishers for 31 years, where they raised their three children. Her favorite things to do in Fishers are enjoying bike rides, taking daily walks with her dog Dot at Cumberland Park, visiting the Fishers AgriPark, and shopping the Fishers Farmers’ Market and local boutiques. She also enjoys gardening, exercising, volunteering, and hanging out with her kids and close friends. She is on the Executive Committee for Fishers Multi-Faith Community for Compassion and is a founding member of The Indiana Multi-Faith Network. Her favorite aspects of Fishers are the people, the strong sense of community, and the abundance of fun and interesting opportunities to get out, get involved, have fun, and be enlightened.