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Little Free Pantry: One local mom is helping Indianapolis neighborhoods tackle food insecurity

What looks like an unassuming box, just a few cubic feet in size, is a life-saving container, a community connector, and an awareness raiser....

Watch Us Farm: This nonprofit wants to shift the way we think about children with special needs

Executive director of Watch Us Farm, Janice M. Agarwal, has worked as a pediatric physical therapist, helping the families of special needs children for...

Local Spotlight: Hallie Strong

When Bethany and Kevin Hart became pregnant in 2016, they were ecstatic. After careful consideration, they decided the time was right to expand their...

Local Spotlight: Indy Community Pantry 

Indy Community Pantry is a nonprofit with a novel idea: Help people living in Indianapolis food deserts by daily stocking cleverly placed refrigerators and...

Local Spotlight: Why Aren’t You Smiling 

This nonprofit promotes physical activity to strengthen the emotional and mental wellbeing of Indy’s kids.   Why Aren’t You Smiling Inc. (or WAYS) is an Indianapolis-based...

Local Spotlight: Ahimsa

It all began with a text chain. Dr. Manasa Mantravadi, a board-certified pediatrician and mom of three young children, was corresponding with friends —...

Local Spotlight: Ripple Mobile Arts

Jeremy South of Ripple Mobile Arts had been teaching pottery, glass and recycled art classes throughout Indianapolis for years. You may have seen him...

Local Spotlight: Community Alliance of the Far Eastside

Housing assistance. Help with utility bills. Access to day care and early childhood education. Leadership training for teens. These are just some of the...

Local Spotlight: The Can Lady Project

Mary Stumpp was inspired to help her community 12 years ago by doing something simple: recycling.  She founded The Can Lady Project, an Indianapolis nonprofit, which has so far collected almost 10 million cans. Stumpp...

Local Spotlight: No Label at The Table Food Company

Shelly Henley needed a plan. Her son, Jacob, was approaching his 18th birthday and he wouldn’t be going to college, nor did he have...

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