"Best Night Ever" is a prom for people with special needs! This will be our fourth time holding this event. Previously, in partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation, this event was called "Night to Shine." This year we have decided to throw our own party in order to have more flexibility with the date, time, and location of the event. Contributions will help to cover the cost of guest favors, decorations, a videographer, and a balloon artist. Read the Full Request Here
Honeywell Arts for All is a new initiative designed to serve individuals and the community by providing affordable opportunities for learning in visual art, music, & theatre. As described in its name, Honeywell Arts for All encourages active student participation in the arts for all ages -- whether it's trying something new or strengthening and building skills. Programming is offered in Wabash and North Manchester in a variety of formats: group classes, workshops and private lessons. Providing this multi-generational arts learning programming in our rural community, where opportunities to learn from the arts are limited, will enrich lives and building a stronger, more connected community. Your generous contributions will enable us to continue to provide affordable arts learning opportunities that cater to all generations, ensuring that everyone, from the young to young at heart, can benefit from the transformative power of arts learning right here in our community. Read the Full Request Here
Mrs. Eugenia Honeywell was such a remarkable woman! Her passion for preserving and celebrating arts and culture left an indelible mark in Wabash. Today, Honeywell is honored to continue her legacy and vision by providing a diverse range of cultural offerings at the Honeywell House, including informative lectures, enchanting musical performances, delectable gourmet dinners, and student education excursions. The work of the Honeywell House would not be possible without the generous support of individuals just like you. Donations enable us to continue to provide FREE, quality events for our community, and to maintain this treasured facility. Read the Full Request Here
Each year, the Manchester Symphony Orchestra seeks to bring at least one internationally acclaimed musician to offer a week-long residency that will connect and educate MSO musicians, Manchester University students, Wabash County public school students, and the surrounding community through master classes, performances, and school visits. We are bringing concert pianist Filip Michalak from Copenhagen, so this will be an especially exciting residency. It will offer our community a window to the classical music world beyond US borders. Read more about Filip's residency and the MSO's Full Request Here
WACT is seeking contributions to our costume shoppe, which stores priceless costumes for our theatrical productions throughout the year, which are also used for other nonprofit organizations, businesses, and civic entities in the area for their own programming. The total cost of the scope of the project is more than $7,800, but there are multiple components to the budget. Therefore, WACT would be happy to receive funding to either fully fund a collection of the smaller components or the full $5,000 to take care of 63% of the cost. Read the Full Request Here
The Wabash County Museum is seeking contributions toward a one-time cost to digitize around 1,000 oversized documents in our archives. Digitizing and cataloging oversized items is impossible in house because the Museum does not own the equipment to do so. Digitizing the documents in the archives will make them searchable, which will expand the museum's ability to preserve and share history. The archives are particularly important because they are accessed frequently via research requests from people searching for genealogy information, researching the history of a property or event, writing a paper or even a book, by educators for classroom use, and more. Read the Full Request Here
We are seeking assistance to supplement our efforts in raising funds for a new Somerset sign. The Somerset town sign was destroyed by a severe thunderstorm in 2022. The sign was a long-standing icon in the community and was recognized by travelers along State Road 13 for over 50 years. Previously, the Town of Somerset's funding relied heavily on the selling of vacant lots. With no more available lots remaining, Somerset relies on its volunteers, donations, and grants to maintain the town's facilities (fire station, community building, and parks). Currently, the anticipated quote cost is $9,000 to $10,000 (will vary based on the current building material market). This quote is from a local business in Wabash County. The estimate includes the following: 1) 12 ft x 8 ft custom made wood, 2-sided sign 2) 2-sided letter board added below the sign 3) Labor 4) Installation with Permit.
MELC has never had a working library that the children could utilize. 61% of lower income families have no children's books in their homes. This can create a 30-million-word gap by age 3, which then leads to lower performance throughout their school years. We want to change that and make sure all children in our center have a variety of ways to use and access books. We have found a space to use and have brought in some of the books. However, we are in need of furniture for the children to utilize, more book shelves and art work. We will also want to add a computer for checking in and out books. The current selection of books will need to be updated as well. We think the children will really enjoy this space in our school. Thank you for considering donating to our library.
2024 will be the fifth year that we have offered an 8-week program for area youth. Each year we pick a different theme and explore all aspects of that topic. In 2023 our food theme included a trip to the Stockdale Mill to see how grain was processed. In our next year we would like to expand the age group (11-14) and include middle school kids. We will teach them how photography is important to recording history and how photos have provided information that was previously left unrecorded in the past. Participants will learn photographic skills from professional photographers as well as art teachers. We also hope this will highlight an opportunity for a future career that students might like to explore. Our younger campers will be focusing on Native Americans that lived in our area, namely the Potawatomie and Miami tribes. They will learn about clothing, food, art and music in addition to visiting the sites that they lived.
The Roann library is celebrating 109 years, serving the Community of Roann and all of Paw Paw Township. Part of our mission is to save and embrace our rich and colorful history. As part of our project to reorganize our Indiana Room, which is set aside for genealogical research and local history, we are in need of a new microfilm reader to enable researchers to read our collection of The Roann Clarion, our local historic newspaper. The library holds microfilm for our paper from 1902-1942. Currently this collection as we have it, is not available anywhere else. Online historic databases appear to only cover approximately 20 years. We are seeking funds for a microfilm reader / scanner the enables us to print via a computer. This will be an invaluable asset for researchers whose families played a part in the building of this 170 year old community.
We are seeking funding to acquire the following equipment: A wireless weather station, lumber and fencing supplies, apple trees, fertilizer, and tree shelters. The weather station will be used by students and staff alike to collect and analyze real-life weather data. The lumber and fencing supplies will be used by students and community volunteers to build a fence around our orchard and pollinator plot. The apple trees will be used by students to tend, monitor, and care for. The apples will be harvested by students and data will be collected as well (i.e. number of apples, age of trees, growth, etc.). The fertilizer and tree shelters will be used to protect the trees through their first years of growth. This funding opportunity directly supports our goal of building our capacity at Wabash City Schools to "provide a relevant and rigorous education, founded upon relationships, to ensure every student is college and career ready for success in the global community." Your gift allows us to continue to address the way we approach teaching and learning within our learning community at WCS. Our community garden is an inclusive and relevant learning environment that allows us to Build a Legacy of Opportunity for All right here on our school campus.
85 HOPE Free Medical Clinic is seeking financial support for our Healthcare Services Program (HSP). The HSP encompasses all aspects of healthcare services offered to our clients that require additional--and increasingly costly--expenditures to our organization. (Clients are not charged for any care they receive through 85 HOPE.)
This grant will provide funding for the following types of healthcare needs:
-Outside medical services (i.e. ECG's, Echo, radiologist fees, pathology services, specialized lab or radiology testing, etc.);
-Medications (prescription and over-the-counter);
-Medical Supplies (i.e. glucometers, home blood pressure cuffs, vaccine supplies, etc.);
-Specialty Care Referrals (dental, optometry, mental health, and other specialty care needs);
-Breast Cancer Screening Program (mammograms and other breast care needs);
-Colon Cancer Screening Program (Cologuard and colonoscopies). Read the Full Request Here
Babe of Wabash County is a non-profit organization that promotes good health, education, and connection. Our mission is to build community connections to provide families with educational, physical, and emotional resources. Babe is currently seeking contributions to help stock the Babe store with essential items, such as diapers and clothing, for families. These items are "purchased" with coupons families earn at partner locations for using services and taking part in activities that promote healthy child development. Read the Full Request Here
The funding would be used to purchase food to be sent home with students at the end of the school week. This food is sent home in bags with 450 children weekly. The children range from preschool through sixth grade. Blessings in a Backpack provides food to two separate buildings, Manchester Elementary School and Manchester Intermediate School. The bags of food that go home contain two entrees, 2 breakfast foods, and additional snacks. This provides the students with breakfast and lunch, plus a snack both days of the weekend. Due to rising costs in food and an increase in the number of students eligible for Blessings, our numbers for this school year have doubled from last year.
We currently serve Pre-K to 6th grade students in both MSD of Wabash County and Wabash City Schools. Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch qualify to receive Blessings bags. Currently, we serve approximately 473 students weekly. We provide weekly bags to each student containing between eight to nine items. We like to include two warm items (mac n' cheese cup, cup of noodles, or canned pasta), two breakfast items (oatmeal, cereal, or breakfast bars), fruit (either fresh apples or applesauce), and a variety of snacks (crackers, cookies, granola bars, popcorn, trail mix, gummy snacks, Slim Jims, pudding, or a juice pouch). We also provide allergy-safe bags with different food items for students with food allergies. Your support will help sustain Blessings in a Backpack Wabash.
We would like to update our group room to increase a positive patient experience. The carpet in this room has not be updated since 2004 and has a lot of wear and tear from being used by multiple groups daily. We would like to replace the carpet with either new carpet or laminate flooring. The room is 144 sq feet in total. Cost per square foot to replace the flooring would be $30 totaling $4,320. We would also like to replace the countertop with an estimated cost of $680. When people come to us, they are often experiencing the worst parts of their life. Our goal is to make them feel comfortable to be here and we think that updating our space will increase their comfort level.
Caregiving for an elderly, ill, or disabled family member is a demanding job, and no one is equipped to do it alone. Respite care provides temporary relief for a primary caregiver, enabling them to take a much-needed break from the demands of caregiving. Daniel's Place provides respite care for persons with disabilities and their caregivers, and makes our services available to all, regardless of their financial situation. Support is requested to help fulfill Care sponsorships for families unable to pay the full rate. The amount provided to families is based on a sliding hourly rate scale based on family income. Read the Full Request Here
Education for Conflict Resolution (ECR) is launching a new intervention initiative in 2024 with the Wabash County Probation Office that will offer intervention to teens who have committed an offense with a victim. ECR is seeking funding for 1) providing stipends and training for mediators and 2) support for enrolling parents in a parenting program to help them with their children who have committed an offense. Support will also help to cover marketing and administration of the programs. Read the Full Request Here
Lighthouse Missions is a local not-for-profit in downtown Wabash that has been helping Wabash County residents with food, clothing, and other basic needs for 18 years. Lighthouse Missions is seeking contributions to help provide food and clothing to individuals and families in need during the holiday season. Each year, Lighthouse Missions gives away roughly $26,000 in food during the Thanksgiving/Christmas and Easter Holidays. Read the Full Request Here
Our goal is to purchase 1 racing wheelchair and an enclosed trailer to transport our My Team Triumph race chairs to local and regional events. My Team Triumph connects children, teens, adults, and veterans with disabilities/ special abilities with able-bodied people to have a chance to compete and finish endurance running, cycling, and triathlon events. By doing this we enrich the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities/ special abilities by fostering lasting and authentic relationships through the teamwork environment. Our teams consist of a Captain and Angel. The person riding in the race chair is called a "Captain", as they are the captain of the team. The able-bodied person is the "Angel", as they are there to ensure success but unseen in the eyes of the event as they do not wear a race number so all credit goes to the captain.
The Access is a local student serving organization that works to address the physical, educational, and emotional needs of Wabash students aged 8-18. The Access works weekly through multiple different programs to help the students of Wabash achieve short and long term success. The Access is seeking contributions to support current programming including 1) Afterschool, Bible Study, Grab 'n Go, Campus Life, and FCA. Read More about Access Programming and the Full Request Here
Advantage Housing (AHI) is providing HOST Homes in Wabash County. HOST stands for Housing Options Short Term. We acquire properties and renovate them into efficiency apartments and family living units. These units are for the individuals in a housing crisis. To qualify for this program individuals/families are considered homeless, being evicted, not in a safe living environment or are a domestic violence victim. The housing counseling focuses on reducing or removing all the barriers to establishing a long-term residence. By far, this is the greatest help we can provide clients. The housing counseling service helps individuals build positive habits and mindsets and provides financial education such as budgeting basics. Contributions will help provide counseling for individuals in or applying for the HOST program. Read the Full Request Here
Wabash County Habitat for Humanity has been building homes in Wabash County for 23 years. We rely on donations to fund all of our builds. A donation of $4,000 would pay for floor joists for a new house and give us a "foundation" to build on. Our goal is to build a new home for a deserving family every year. Our partner families are chosen with 3 criteria: need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner with at least 250 hours of sweat equity on the build site or within the community. The houses we build are energy efficient and affordable so that our partner homeowners can be successful in homeownership. We believe that everyone deserves a decent place to live. Read the Full Request Here