Making a difference in our community isn’t just something nice we can put on our webpage. It’s at the core of why we do what we do and who we do it for. One of our favorite definitions of a Catalyst is a condition, event, or person that is the cause of an important change. Every month, we partner with a non-profit organization and help spread their message. We want people to know what these organizations are all about and how they are impacting the communities we live and work in, as well as the broader scope of their overall mission. At the conclusion of each month, we then donate a portion of our revenue to support these organizations. There are people in our communities that are in great need and while we might not know how to find them, these organizations do. These donations are only possible because of the insurance customers we are able to serve.
APRIL/MAY 2020 NON PROFIT PARTNER
Tear Down The Walls Ministry, Indianapolis, Indiana
For over 15 years, TDWM has served the Indianapolis community by loving and trying to better the lives of those in the inner city. Now, more than ever, there is a tremendous need for this kind of service in urban areas.
Tear Down the Walls is dedicated to outreach to the homeless of Indianapolis, including Case Management (counseling our friends, encouraging goals, helping our friends to find housing, employment training, medical care, clothing, etc…), our Lunch and Bible Study ministry, our homeless street outreach program and remodeling abandoned buildings to be used as housing. Our outreach to the youth includes student leadership programs, after school programs, summer camp, VBS (Vacation Bible School), youth service projects, student Mission Trips, internships, and youth focused block parties and events.
For more information, please go to: https://www.tdwm.org/
SPECIAL PANDEMIC RELIEF
The Impact Center at Mount Pleasant Christian Church, Greenwood, IN
The IMPACT Center is a ministry of Mount Pleasant Christian Church. Their food pantry has been instrumental in helping feed the at-risk community during the pandemic. We wanted to assist their mission and made an additional contribution to their efforts above and beyond our normal planned monthly giving. Special thanks and recognition goes to Erie Insurance for the partnership in our relief efforts.
Special Thank You to White River Township Fire Department
To keep people safe during the pandemic, most employers instructed their employee to stay and work from home. Our first responders don’t get that option so to say thank you, we took all 4 locations of the White River Township Fire Department pizza from Pizza King Station on Bluff Rd. It was a small token of our appreciation for what they do to serve our great community.
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2020 NON PROFIT PARTNER
Helping Veterans and Families of Indiana (HVAF), Indianapolis, Indiana
Helping Veterans and Families, more commonly known as HVAF, is an organization that is working to end homelessness among veterans. Through a unique partnership with U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs and many community organizations, they provide housing and re-integration services for homeless veterans and programs to prevent at-risk veterans from becoming homeless.
HVAF operates 13 distinct housing properties across Indianapolis. They also have employment specialist who help veterans obtain employment. They offer a food and necessities pantry that helps provide clothing, hygiene products, and food items as well as engage in activities to raise awareness to the needs of veterans.
Their outreach services touch over 200 homeless veterans a week. They also launched Supportive Services for Veteran Families designed to help families reach stability through case management and financial assistance.
For more information, please go to www.hvaf.org
DECEMBER/JANUARY 2020 NON PROFIT PARTNER
Hope Center Indy, Indianapolis, Indiana
The Hope Center Indy is a 25 acre campus committed to healing the lives of women 18-30 coming out of Human Trafficking.
Their mission is to transform the lives of women exiting sex trafficking by providing a Christ-centered approach to healing, self-sufficiency, and reintegration into the community.
The Hope Center provides education, food, shelter, and mental health services to women who have come out of human trafficking.
Hope Center’s mission is to be a Christ-centered program to help develop the personal and professional life of women who have been rescued from human trafficking
Hope Center utilizes a network of resources including a 25 acre campus. They offer an abundance of professionals and volunteers to help equip rescued women with the tools to succeed in life after the traumatic experience of human trafficking. in order for them to re-enter society with the confidence, health, and technical skills needed to succeed.
For more information, Please go to www.hopecenterindy.org
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2019 NON-PROFIT PARTNER
DAMAR Services, Indianapolis, Indiana
Started by two parents wanting the best for their own children with disabilities, Damar had a narrow focus: Care for children with a specific set of needs. Over time, however, Damar’s approaches and expertise proved helpful to a much broader group of people. So Damar innovated, adapted and expanded its vision.
Today, Damar Services sets itself apart by delivering remarkable care and remarkable results for remarkable people of all ages and with a wide range of needs. Throughout the last 50 years, Damar never lost sight of one fact: developmental and behavioral disabilities never affect just one person … they affect entire families.
And so, even as it has become a national leader among organizations serving children and adults with developmental and behavioral disabilities, Damar continues its commitment to serving both its clients and the families and caregivers who surround them.
For More Information, Go To: http://www.damar.org
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2019 NON-PROFIT PARTNER
The IMPACT Center, Greenwood, Indiana
The IMPACT Center is a ministry of Mount Pleasant Christian Church and is an outreach ministry to the people of Central Indiana. The IMPACT Center assists 400 families a month by providing food, clothing, and physical needs, while keeping the love of Jesus in the center of it all. Their mission is to provide for those in need, while pointing them to the life-saving truth of the gospel.
For More Information, Go to: https://www.mpcc.info/need-help/impact-center/