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NFP of NOTE: 100 Black Men of Indianapolis

September 12, 2009
 IBJ Staff
100 Black Men of Indianapolis' mission is partnering with local schools, universities and other organizations to provide programs that encourage personal development, academic growth and basic life skills to positively impact the mental, physical, moral and spiritual development of young people.
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NFP of NOTE: Indy Reads

July 6, 2009
 IBJ Staff
A closer look at a local charitable organization.
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NFP of NOTE: School on Wheels Corp.

May 18, 2009
School on Wheels provides a continuum of academic care for homeless children by tackling one of the leading causes of homelessness: lack of education.
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NFP of NOTE: Arthritis Foundation Indiana chapter

April 20, 2009
The Indiana chapter of the Arthritis Foundation works to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.
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NFP of NOTE: Fine Arts Society of Indianapolis Inc.

April 6, 2009
The Fine Arts Society of Indianapolis inspires passion for classical music across central Indiana through broadcast programming and outreach.
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NFP of NOTE: Sheltering Wings

March 23, 2009
Sheltering Wings provides emergency housing for women and children suffering from any form of domestic abuse.
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NFP of NOTE: Dads Inc.

March 9, 2009
Dads Inc. provides support and education for fathers to develop healthy relationships and positive involvement in the lives of their children.
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NFP of NOTE: Indianapolis Art Center

February 23, 2009
The Indianapolis Art Center works to engage, enlighten and enhance our communities through art education, participation and observation.
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NFP of NOTE: Fairbanks

February 9, 2009
Fairbanks is focused on recovery from alcohol and other drug problems, serving as a resource to improve the well-being of individuals, families and communities by offering hope and support through its programs and services.
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NFP of NOTE: FACE Spay/Neuter Clinic

January 26, 2009
FACE Spay/Neuter Clinic strives to end pet overpopulation in Indianapolis through high-volume, low-cost, and high-quality spay/neuter surgeries.
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NFP of NOTE: Christamore House Family and Community Center

January 12, 2009
In partnership with the communities of Marion County, Christamore House is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and families through diverse educational, recreational, social and health programs.
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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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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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NFP of NOTE: Indiana Council for Economic Education

November 17, 2008
The Indiana Council for Economic Education is a nonprofit, working to increase economic literacy throughout Indiana.
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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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  1. I took Bruce's comments to highlight a glaring issue when it comes to a state's image, and therefore its overall branding. An example is Michigan vs. Indiana. Michigan has done an excellent job of following through on its branding strategy around "Pure Michigan", even down to the detail of the rest stops. Since a state's branding is often targeted to visitors, it makes sense that rest stops, being that point of first impression, should be significant. It is clear that Indiana doesn't care as much about the impression it gives visitors even though our branding as the Crossroads of America does place importance on travel. Bruce's point is quite logical and accurate.

  2. I appreciated the article. I guess I have become so accustomed to making my "pit stops" at places where I can ALSO get gasoline and something hot to eat, that I hardly even notice public rest stops anymore. That said, I do concur with the rationale that our rest stops (if we are to have them at all) can and should be both fiscally-responsible AND designed to make a positive impression about our state.

  3. I don't know about the rest of you but I only stop at these places for one reason, and it's not to picnic. I move trucks for dealers and have been to rest areas in most all 48 lower states. Some of ours need upgrading no doubt. Many states rest areas are much worse than ours. In the rest area on I-70 just past Richmond truckers have to hike about a quarter of a mile. When I stop I;m generally in a bit of a hurry. Convenience,not beauty, is a primary concern.

  4. Community Hospital is the only system to not have layoffs? That is not true. Because I was one of the people who was laid off from East. And all of the LPN's have been laid off. Just because their layoffs were not announced or done all together does not mean people did not lose their jobs. They cherry-picked people from departments one by one. But you add them all up and it's several hundred. And East has had a dramatic drop I in patient beds from 800 to around 125. I know because I worked there for 30 years.

  5. I have obtained my 6 gallon badge for my donation of A Positive blood. I'm sorry to hear that my donation was nothing but a profit center for the Indiana Blood Center.

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