Night of Giving
Each quarter, the 25+ Kiwanians Who Care members nominate 501(c) nonprofit organizations who serve youth in Indiana for inclusion in our Night of Giving. Three are selected to share their mission, impacts and stories during a 5-7 minute presentation. Members present vote to determine the organization that will receive a $100 donation from each member – totaling more than $5,000 – to put toward the organization’s work.
Nominations may be made during a brief window beginning about the 15th of December (for the January Night of Giving), March (for the April Night of Giving) and September (for the October Night of Giving). Because of Kiwanis’ long history with Riley Hospital for Children, July’s event supports their initiatives.
We welcome philanthropic friends and neighbors to join us in our Night of Giving by becoming a member of 25+ Kiwanians Who Care, nominating organizations and participating in the Night of Giving each quarter. Download and submit your membership application here.
Below is a list of our organizations who were featured during our 2021 Inaugural Nights of Giving. *Denotes donation recipients.
Riley Hospital for Children :: https://www.rileychildrens.org/
Riley Hospital has provided world-class healthcare to children throughout Indiana since 1917 and is the state’s first and only comprehensive pediatric system that gives children access to the best and brightest physicians, healthcare providers and researchers. Kiwanis has proudly supported Riley since before it opened its doors in downtown Indianapolis.
*Daniel’s Place :: https://www.daniels-place.org/
Daniel’s Place is committed to providing respite care and support services across the lifespan of persons with physical and intellectual disabilities to enable them to remain in their chosen communities.
Grace Care Center :: https://gracechurch.us/carecenter
As a child of God, families have dignity, purpose, and meaning, and regardless of your current circumstances, we want to walk alongside you in your season of need. Available to everyone in the community, the Choice Food Pantry is available at our 146th Street campus and offers immediate relief by providing food and toiletries to families on a weekly basis.
Patchwork Central :: http://patchwork.org/
Patchwork Central creates community, honors personal dignity, empowers people, and encourages spiritual and social growth through its programs and hospitality, its opportunities for learning, its creative atmosphere and cultivation of the arts, and its work toward reconciliation and a more peaceful and just world.
*Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) empowers families by providing educational excellence to young children with visual impairments in order to build a strong foundation for reaching their highest potential. www.vips.org/vips-indiana/
Read about the impact of the donation.
The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau empowers children/youth to become responsible citizens through delinquency prevention, community education, youth advocacy, direct services and information and referral. www.mcysb.org/
100 Black Men of Indianapolis
Men giving real Qme to positively impact the development and outcomes of youth in our communities. www.100blackmenindy.org/