How your family can participate in Indy Do Day

//How your family can participate in Indy Do Day

White pants after Labor Day. Forgetting to write thank you notes. Pooh-poohing Ryan Gosling’s charisma. <– All don’ts, although really who follows the no-white-after-LD anymore?!

Instilling good stewardship in your family? A do. Like must do.

Indy Do Day - theCityMoms

A local girl scout troop puts together treat bags to be delivered to a senior citizens center for Indy Do Day.

Indy Do Day – an initiative to capture “the good we do” and inspire 30,000 residents around Indy to volunteer – returns September 27-29.

Led by the Rotary Club of Indianapolis, Indy Do Day offers impactful volunteer opportunities open to adults, youth, and families.

Patrick Broccolo – Indy Do Day Co Chair – notes, “Kids who volunteer learn about self confidence, teamwork and innovation. The more experiences we give kids in these simple but fun volunteer moments, the more likely they will become leaders in their future workplace, community and family.”

We asked our theCityMoms members: Why do you choose to volunteer with your family?

  • “To teach my kids to think of others!” – Stacey S.
  • “Because so many people helped my family when we needed it, and now that we are in a position to give back its important to me.” – Lindsey D.
  • “To show my kiddos that all humans are worthy of love and grace!” – Leah S.
  • “To participate in our community – to develop relationships with our neighbors and strengthen our bonds.” – Kathleen H.
  • “Because I want my child to grow to be kind and empathetic. It also gives us the opportunity to bond as a family by helping others and being involved in our community.” – Laura C-D.
Indy Do Day - theCityMoms

On a previous Indy Do Day, the folks behind the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields led an initiative to paint a mural at a local IPS school.

What ways can your family help on Indy Do Day?

Volunteer with Indianapolis Animal Care Services.

  • Date: Thursday, September 27 10am-6pm
  • Tasks: Education – Learn about the organization, mission and what you can do to help! Service – Helping around the shelter with, but not limited to, cleaning, painting, constructing, organizing, laundry, etc. Interactions – Limited interactions with animals and providing enrichment opportunities.
  • Ages: 12+
  • RSVP here.

Refresh the Chin Community Center.

  • Date: Thursday, September 27 or Friday, Sept 28 from 12-5pm
  • Tasks: ECleanup, paint, and refresh our community center. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to come in and help clean up, prep for painting and help paint our community center. We will also need volunteers who will help decorate our bathrooms. We will also need volunteers to clean out and organize our storage unit.
  • Ages: All
  • RSVP here.

Serve dinner at Wheeler Mission’s Shelter for Men.

  • Date: Thursday, September 27 from 4:30-5:30pm.
  • Tasks: A warm meal and a smile go a long way to the men coming through our doors. Volunteers prepare trays, hand out drinks, roll silverware, help with clean-up, and provides another face of compassion!
  • Ages: 12+
  • RSVP here.
Indy Do Day - theCityMoms

For Indy Do Day, the students at IUPUI Center for Young Children prepare Thank You notes for first responders and welcome a police officer to their classes to pick up the notes.

Property Clean up at accessABILITY.

  • Date: Friday, September 28 from 11am-3pm.
  • Tasks: Please join us at accessABILITY to help us clean up and beautify our building property. We need volunteers to weed, plant flowers, and help us to make the property look refreshed once again. accessABILITY is an inclusive organization and we welcome all people with all abilities.
  • Ages: All
  • RSVP here.

    BOOKMARK THIS: Our guide of where to volunteer as a family year-round.

Sprucing up the North District IMPD headquarters.

  • Date: Saturday, September 29 from 8am-12pm.
  • Tasks:We will be planting greenery, cleaning up areas of landscaping, planting flowers, plant a tree and add tree rings. Please bring gardening equipment, gloves etc.
  • Ages: All
  • RSVP here.

Sorting books for Indy Reads.

  • Date: Saturday, September 29 from 2-5pm.
  • Tasks: Help bookstore staff clean up their backroom, back stock, and beloved bookstore in downtown Indy! Bring comfy shoes, comfy clothes (that you’re not afraid to get a little dirty), and water. We will be working in the basement on cleaning tasks and back stock maintenance. Expect to lift and carry crates of books.
  • Ages: 8+.
  • RSVP here.

MORE INFO: Indy Do Day runs September 27-29, 2018 with hundreds of opportunities to participate available. Visit their website for more opportunities and details. 

2018-09-17T15:09:17+00:00September 17th, 2018|
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