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Give to children's charities at the holidaysRestricted Content

December 22, 2008
Morton Marcus
As this year closes, you have an opportunity to help causes that help children.
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Donation helps establish grief counseling for kidsRestricted Content

December 22, 2008
This fall, Brooke's Place used a $100,000 gift from the Levin Living Trust to start individual counseling.
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Banks' 'food fight' to restock pantriesRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
In response to Mayor Ballard's Citywide Food Initiative, banks in our community have combined forces to help restock food pantries.
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Group plans special-needs sports complex in MartinsvilleRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
A not-for-profit group led by an account executive at Clayton-based Ray's Trash Service is raising money to build a sports complex designed for people with special needs.
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Lawrence Township School FoundationRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
The mission of the Lawrence Township School Foundation is to encourage and support creativity, innovation and excellence that enhances the educational community of the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township.
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Health reform network crumbles without RooneyRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
J.K. Wall
The state's Dec. 1 takeover of Medical Savings Insurance Co. marks the formal crumbling of J. Patrick Rooney's network of health care reform efforts.
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Allied Group Insurance honors clients with charity gifts in their nameRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
The Indianapolis office of Allied Group Insurance Services will make contributions to local charities in their clients' names instead of sending them holiday gifts.
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BKD Foundation establishes 'dream' fund for disabledRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
With a $10,000 gift from the BKD Foundation, Damar will establish the BKD Dream Fund and award small grants to families for things like a vacation to Disney World or a fishing trip to Michigan.
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Shepherd lengthens its reach by merging with other charitiesRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
Kathleen McLaughlin
Shepherd Community Inc., a Christian-based organization serving the near-east side, is pulling other charities into its fold at a pace not often seen in the local not-for-profit sector.
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Don't treat children like commoditiesRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
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NFP of NOTE: Momentive Consumer Credit Counseling Services

December 1, 2008
Momentive Consumer Credit Counseling Services work to change lives by helping people gain financial stability.
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Monon Bell football game helps Julian CenterRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
In the weeks leading up to this year's big rivalry football game, Wabash College and DePauw University students held various fundraisers to benefit the Julian Center, as well as A-Way Home Shelter in Putnam County and the Family Crisis Shelter in Montgomery County.
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Firm helping Holocaust survivorsRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Baker & Daniels LLP is partnering with the Bet Tzedek Holocaust Survivors Justice Network to provide pro bono legal services to Indiana's more than 200 survivors.
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Tonic Ball raises money for Second HelpingsRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Marc D.
Tonic Ball — an annual fundraiser for Second Helpings — takes place the Friday before Thanksgiving, featuring 30 local bands each playing 10-minute themed sets and local artists selling their work.
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NFP of NOTE: Giving Sum

November 3, 2008
Giving Sum, an agency run by volunteers, holds monthly philanthropy leader lunches, and annually distributes $50,000, volunteer time and advocacy to promote social reform ideas.
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State prevention program helps Children's Bureau enter new areas, lift budgetRestricted Content

September 1, 2008
Andrea Muirragui Davis

Since its origins as the Widows and Orphans Asylum in 1851, the Children's Bureau has been working to fix broken families in Indianapolis. Now the local not-for-profit has expanded its reach into 37 Indiana counties--growing its budget 22 percent in the process. But the agency remains focused on Marion County, where it's building a $9.2 million service center at 16th and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. streets.


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Charity sees hope in Third World 'micro' lendingRestricted Content

April 30, 2007
Chris O'Malley
In the village of Armenia, in western El Salvador, the Barahona Bautista family last month got a $246 loan to start a pig farm from Ambassadors for Children. Micro loans are new to Ambassadors, which assists children in more than a dozen countries.
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Some say Wheeler Mission hurts neighborhood's potentialRestricted Content

November 6, 2006
Jennifer Whitson
A fall merger of two Indianapolis homeless shelters set off a new round of speculation about whether Wheeler Mission Ministries Inc. will continue to operate out of its 245 N. Delaware St. location--a stone's throw from multimillion-dollar redevelopment under way on Massachusetts Avenue.
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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

  2. Shouldn't this be a museum

  3. I don't have a problem with higher taxes, since it is obvious that our city is not adequately funded. And Ballard doesn't want to admit it, but he has increased taxes indirectly by 1) selling assets and spending the money, 2) letting now private entities increase user fees which were previously capped, 3) by spending reserves, and 4) by heavy dependence on TIFs. At the end, these are all indirect tax increases since someone will eventually have to pay for them. It's mathematics. You put property tax caps ("tax cut"), but you don't cut expenditures (justifiably so), so you increase taxes indirectly.

  4. Marijuana is the safest natural drug grown. Addiction is never physical. Marijuana health benefits are far more reaching then synthesized drugs. Abbott, Lilly, and the thousands of others create poisons and label them as medication. There is no current manufactured drug on the market that does not pose immediate and long term threat to the human anatomy. Certainly the potency of marijuana has increased by hybrids and growing techniques. However, Alcohol has been proven to destroy more families, relationships, cause more deaths and injuries in addition to the damage done to the body. Many confrontations such as domestic violence and other crimes can be attributed to alcohol. The criminal activities and injustices that surround marijuana exists because it is illegal in much of the world. If legalized throughout the world you would see a dramatic decrease in such activities and a savings to many countries for legal prosecutions, incarceration etc in regards to marijuana. It indeed can create wealth for the government by collecting taxes, creating jobs, etc.... I personally do not partake. I do hope it is legalized throughout the world.

  5. Build the resevoir. If built this will provide jobs and a reason to visit Anderson. The city needs to do something to differentiate itself from other cities in the area. Kudos to people with vision that are backing this project.

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