If you could help clothe a child who has no appropriate school clothing, would you?
If you could provide new athletic shoes and socks to another child who is wearing his father’s shoes and sharing one pair of socks with his brother or sister, would you?
If you could give companionship and caring to enhance and improve the quality of life of older adults, would you? If you could help to restore a sense of dignity and hope to someone who has been abused, would you? If you could give a cuddly teddy bear to a young child, teen or adult who is grieving, enduring frightening medical treatments or has been a victim of an abusive situation, would you?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above you should consider joining Assistance League® of Indianapolis. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that utilizes the power of volunteers to evoke positive changes in our community. Since 1984, the Operation School Bell® program has provided school clothing and supplies to over 51,000 students in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Each student experiences a one-on-one shopping adventure with a member-volunteer at our Operation School Bell shop during the fall semester. In addition, students from kindergarten through eighth grade are given new athletic shoes and 6 pairs of socks during Shoes, a division of Operation School Bell. Beyond the Bell, the newest division of Operation School Bell, provides an inventory of uniform pants, shirts, belts and underwear to meet the immediate needs of students in their own schools.
ALI Friends offers companionship to seniors in health care and day care facilities with special occasion celebrations, games, and entertainment. TheAssault Survivor Kits® program provides warm, comfortable new clothing and hygiene items to assault victims who must surrender their clothing as evidence or victims of domestic abuse who may have left their situation with only the clothing they were wearing. Members assemble the kits and deliver them to area hospitals and centers that treat victims of domestic violence. For children and adults in area hospitals, hospices and family service centers who are in emotional or physical pain, the ALI Bears program offers teddy bears to provide comfort.
Our member-volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization. We welcome individuals who share our commitment to community service and volunteerism. Would you like to join us in making a difference in your community? Operation School Bell begins in August just in time for our new member class. For more information please contact us at 317-872-1010, Membership@ALindy.org or visit our website at www.ALindy.org