Sister Cities might be on opposite sides of the world, have vastly different histories and cultures, speak different languages, and enjoy different tastes. But as a collective human race, we share a common and united purpose: learn from one another, innovative together, and help support each other in these great times of need.
Put your own stamp on this virtual passport to fight poverty in our community. Complete one or more “trips” below to the organizations who need our support by March 31. Once you complete the activity, tag us on social media (@uwci, #uwciElevate) and be entered to win a gift card to one of three restaurants featuring the cuisine of Monza, Italy, Campinas, Brazil, or Taipei, Taiwan.
Stamp 1: Horizon House – The only full-service day center in Central Indiana, serving 3,000 homeless individuals every year.
*Donate men’s and women’s socks (all sizes needed). Click here for details.
Stamp 2: HVAF of Indiana – working to end homelessness for veterans.
*Donate winter clothing and gear. Click here for details.
Stamp 3: Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek – providing programs to enhance the lives of individuals and families living on Indianapolis’ northwest side.
*Volunteer in the food pantry on March 9, April 1, May 6 or June 3. Click here for details.
Stamp 4: CICOA – Empowering older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers in Central Indiana with services and support.
*Call CICOA’s most vulnerable clients once or twice a week and offer conversation and companionship to those isolated by this crisis. Click here for details.
Stamp 5: United Way of Central Indiana – Book Drive
*Donate new books for ages pre-k to third grade now through March 3. Click here for details.
Stamp 6 : United Way of Central Indiana – Postcards to front line and essential workers
*Write a note of encouragement to our essential workers in the community. Send to one of the community based organizations listed above (Horizon House, Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center, HVAF or CICOA.)
Stamp 7: United Way of Central Indiana – Advocate for good public policy
*Make your voice heard in United Way’s effort to advance equity, improve access to education, build the workforce, and improve access to basic needs. Sign up here.
IF NOT YOU, THEN WHO? – Stephanie Singh, ELEVATE Award Finalist