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 Day of Service 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 Day of Service and how you can support them and their causes:
- A Healthier Hamilton County: Systems of Care
- Be SMART For Kids, Everytown for Gun Safety
- Cherish Child Advocacy Center
- Child Care Answers
- CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
- Community Cats of Hamilton County
- Conner Prairie Horizon Council
- Conner Prairie Museum, Inc.
- Delaware Township Trustee’s Office
- Fishers Arts Council
- Food 4 Souls
- Gigi’s Playhouse Indianapolis
- Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
- Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development (HAND)
- Hamilton County Special Olympics
- Hamilton East Public Library
- Heart and Soul Clinic
- Indiana Center for Prevention
- Indiana Recovery Network
- Indiana’s Trafficking Victim Assistance Program
- Indiana Wish
- Morning Light, Inc.
- New Hope of Indiana
- Outside the Box
- Paws & Think
- PrimeLife Enrichment
- State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
- Together Employability Aims for More
- Trinity Free Clinic
- 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
- 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
5.) Attend Fundraising Events
It’s a great opportunity to attend local fundraising events to support nonprofits and network. Here are a few upcoming events to put on your calendar:
- Hamilton County Humane Society: Woofstock on August 12
- Youth Mentoring Initiative: Mayor’s Breakfast on September 7
- Conner Prairie: Jupiter Flights Balloon Festival on September 9 and 10
Check our event calendar for more.
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.