April is National Volunteer Month and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance is again participating in a company-wide volunteer campaign called #sharehowyoucare. This campaign is designed to encourage employees and agents to give back in their Indiana communities this month (and all months after).
When is National Volunteer Week?
National Volunteer Week is April 16-22, 2023. National Volunteer Month takes place during the entire month of April. This dedication to volunteering can give everyone the opportunity to donate time this April and help organizations in need. It also is the perfect way to reflect on your own life and see what you can do to become the best version of yourself. Grab some friends or family members and join in this National Volunteer Week and month!
How to celebrate and make a difference
There are many ways to celebrate and get involved in National Volunteer Week and National Volunteer Month this April and throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities are abundant; just donate your time or talents to a community or organization you are passionate about. Having trouble finding an opportunity? The United Way of Central Indiana lists ways you can volunteer individually or check out volunteermatch.org. Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance organizes several volunteer events for our employees. Here are a few ways you can get involved!
Hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers depend on support to feed themselves and their families. Consider hosting a food drive and sending donations to your local food bank! Be sure to ask or research items the charity needs first.
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance is a long-time community partner of Indianapolis-based Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Gleaners provides an easy way to host a virtual food drive. You can also check out volunteer opportunities and ways to give on the website.
Interested in giving blood that helps save lives? The American Red Cross is dedicated to gathering blood donations that will help individuals throughout our communities. Help the American Red Cross this year and donate blood!
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance is a proud supporter of the American Red Cross. They’re always in need of blood donations. . Before going online to sign up, make sure you are eligible to donate blood. The American Red Cross is also supporting Indiana communities after the recent tornadoes in our state. Reach out to the organization to see how you can help!
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance gives back
We published a blog post that shared how you could help your fellow Hoosiers. The post included a few of our community partners that offer Hoosiers many helping hands:
In Indiana, there are many underserved individuals and families who need our help every day! National Volunteer Week and National Volunteer Month in April is the perfect time to research volunteer opportunities throughout the community to help make a change.
Spring clean and help out at the same time!
The United Way of Central Indiana highlights five service organizations that could benefit from items throughout your home after spring cleaning. Consider donating to these organizations:
Christamore House ̶ Located in Indianapolis, Christamore House offers child and youth educational service, senior programming and life skills training. It has a need for donations of cleaning supplies (bleach, detergent, disinfectant), toiletries (lotion, soap, toilet paper, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes), and baby supplies (diapers, formula, baby wipes, pacifiers, bottles, food, snacks, and clothing).
HVAF of Indiana ̶ Located in Indianapolis, HVAF seeks to end homelessness among veterans. The organization provides housing and re-integration services for homeless veterans in the area. The donations that they are requesting include nonperishable foods (canned meat, canned fruit, soups, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, and jelly), housewares (towels, washcloths, pillows), men’s items (log johns, boxers, briefs, shaving cream, deodorant, shampoo, and conditioner), and women’s items (feminine products, lotion, shaving cream, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner).
Indiana Youth Group (IYG) ̶̶ IYG advocates for youth ages 12-20 who self-identify as LGBTQ+. IYG helps provide safer spaces and foster community for LGBTQ+ youth. The organization needs food donations (canned food items, pasta, boxed meals, trail mix, beef jerky, protein bars and peanut butter), household supplies, clothing, and personal hygiene supplies.
Julian Center ̶̶ The Julian Center empowers survivors of domestic and sexual violence and creates a community where every individual is safe and respected. It needs clothing (women, men, and children), household items (home décor, bed linens, framed art, and small appliances), hygiene items, toddler car seats, batteries, bus passes, calendars and day planners, flash drives, and umbrellas.
PrimeLife Enrichment ̶̶ Located in Carmel, the organization provides various programs and services for adults aged 50 and beyond. These programs focus on independence, wellness and socialization. The donations requested include household items, small appliances, clothing, books, games and art supplies.
Join us in celebrating National Volunteer Week and National Volunteer Month, but don’t let the volunteering end there! Keep the kindness going all year.
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