Aboite Girls Basketball League– youth basketball league for the girls in the SWAC school district
African/ African-American Historical Museum- museum that strives to educate and promote a better understanding and appreciation of African and African-American history and culture
AIDS Task Force– nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS in Northeast Indiana.
Allen County SPCA– organization that promotes the prevention of cruelty to animals by providing a home to homeless pets, an effective adoption program, and education and outreach programs.
All-Star Greyhounds- Rescue organization that finds homes for retired racing greyhounds in Central and Northeast Indiana.
Alzheimer’s Association– the leading, global organization for Alzheimer care and support, and the largest private, non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research
American Cancer Society– the largest nonprofit health organization committed to saving lives from every cancer and improving the quality of life for people facing the disease.
American Heart Association– national organization with the mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke
American Red Cross– prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Angola Balloons Aloft- Balloon festival that brings hot air balloon entertainment to the people of Northern Indiana
Associated Churches– a group of 130 church congregations serving the Fort Wayne and Allen County area through ministry.
Be The Match– the donor registry operated by National Marrow Donor Program. They help patients receive bone marrow transplants.
Big Brothers Big Sisters– A mentoring organization that helps children reach their potential through one-on-one relationships.
- Website: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana
- Blog posts: “A Big Impact” “My Little Brother, My Friend”
Blue Jacket Inc – nonprofit organization that provides adult ex-offenders and other hard-to-employ individuals with the tools and opportunities to become productive members of society
Boys and Girls Club– an organization inspiring all young people, especially those in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring citizens.
- Website: Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne
- Blog posts: “A Positive Place for Kids” “Be Thankful and Give”
Bread for the World– a grassroots movement urging our nation’s leaders to end hunger.
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana– offers services to those with cancer in Northeast Indiana.
- Website: Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
- Blog posts: “Sharing a Ribbon of Support” “A Short Drive with a Large Impact”
Cardinal Services of Indiana– organization that supports people with disabilities or challenges in reaching their personal goals.
Cards for Hospitalized Kids– charitable organization that spreads hope, joy, and happiness through homemade cards to children in hospitals all over America
Catholic Charities Homework Help– provides homework assistance for the children of Burmese refugees.
Center for Nonviolence– provides education, support, and advocacy to end domestic and other forms of violence.
Charity Miles– app that allows you to support charities while running, walking or biking
Christmas Commandos– identifies families who have lost a loved one and provides them with a special Christmas.
- Blog post: “Christmas Commandos”
Color A Smile– organization that spreads smiles through the cheerful drawings of children
Color Vibe– 5K fun run that might be the most awesome 5K ever
Community Action of Northeast Indiana– non-profit organization dedicated to removing the causes and conditions of poverty in Northeast Indiana.
Community Harvest– Food Bank in Northeast Indiana that alleviates hunger throught the full use of donated food and resources.
Community Transportation Network– nonprofit organization that provides dependable and efficient transportation to those in need to ensure that no one is ever left behind.
Cornerstone Youth Center– youth organization that provides opportunities for positive moral growth and life-skills development for children and families in Southeast Allen County.
Crossroad Child and Family Services– treatment provider for children with emotionally troubled children
Dare to Dream Youth Ranch– organization that rescues abused, neglected, and dying horses and uses them in the development and encouragement of children.
Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children– nonprofit organization that givens children who are victims of sexual abuse a safe, neutral place to talk.
Downtown Improvement District- creates a strong, economically vibrant urban core of the Northeast Indiana region through special events and marketing, beautification efforts, and advocacy and business development.
- Website: Downtown Improvement District
- Blog post: “Giving Time to Beautify Our City” “A Tweet And A Trolley”
Easter Seals ARC– a community resource working with children and adults with disabilities and special needs to promote growth, dignity, and independence.
Elevate City Church– Fort Wayne church with a huge heart for service that strives to be a church for the unchurched and spiritually restless.
Erin’s House for Grieving Children– provides support for children, teens, and families during the loss of a loved one.
Five Star Life– an organization that challenges students to maximize their human potential through after-school events, coach/student relationships, and leadership activities focused around five values.
Focus On Health– Health fair that offers free health checks and interactive learning centers to help participants detect diseases and make informed healthcare decisions.
Forgotten Children Worldwide– assists orphans and vulnerable children worldwide through child sponsorship, clothing distribution, and human trafficking prevention.
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo– children’s zoo that is operated by the non-profit Fort Wayne Zoological Society .
- Website: Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
- Blog post: “Participating in Animal Enrichment” “A Stranger, Teens, and The Zoo”
Fort Wayne Dance Collective– a non-profit organization with the mission to inspire and empower people of all ages and abilities through movement and rhythm.
Fort Wayne Get Green Fest– St. Patrick’s Day festival that raises funds to support local charities and scholarships.
Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation– enhances the quality of life in Fort Wayne by providing positive opportunities for leisure time and by being stewards of our park lands, facilities, public trees, and other resources entrusted to our care.
Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry– organization with a mission to keep pets at home with their families by providing free pet food to those who cannot afford to feed their pets.
- Website: Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry
- Blog post: “Keeping Pets At Home with Their Families” “A Summer Pup-nic” “Volunteering With One Of Our Favorites”
Fort Wayne Trails– Enhancing a vibrant and healthy community by developing an ever-expanding network of trails.
Friends of the Third World– organization that empowers people all over the world to overcome poverty and prime the fair trade markets from growing demand for economic justice
Genesis Outreach– organization that provide affordable housing and programs with the purpose and hope that they will lead to permanent housing, self-sufficient lives, and long-term sobriety.
Good Bears of the World– organization that spreads love and caring through the gifting of teddy bears and other stuffed animals to traumatized children and lonely adults.
Habitat for Humanity– a non-profit, Christian housing organization that builds simple, affordable housing in partnership with people in need.
Hancock Hope House– provides shelter to homeless families in Hancock, Rush, and Shelby counties in Indiana.
Healthier Moms and Babies– a perinatal project that strives to reduce infant mortality and improve the outcomes of pregnancy for at-risk families.
Healthy Cities Health Fair and Veterans’ Stand Down– event that provides health services for military veterans and other non-insured individuals in the community.
Henry County Amateur Radio Club– promoting fun and fellowship through amateur radio.
Hoosier Gym– a non-profit organization that serves Knightstown and other surrounding communities in Central Indiana. It is the famous home of the Hickory Huskers.
H.O.P.E for Animals– eliminating unnecessary euthanasia of companion animals through education, low cost spay/neuter/wellness, and rescue.
- Website: H.O.P.E for Animals
- Blog posts: “Celebrating a Forever Home” “Opening Our Eyes to Need and Filling It”
Hope House– a not-for-profit organization that offers State Certified transitional residential programs for homeless women recovering from chemical dependency.
House of Hope Northeast Indiana– a Christian residential home, school and farm for teenage boys, ages 13-17. We provide a Christ-centered home, on a farm setting, where teenagers in crisis are healed and restored to their families.
Huntertown United Methodist Church– faith-based organization serving the community through ministry.
James S. McFadden Resource Center & Summit Equestrian Center– organization that uses horses in the development of youth.
- Website: James S. McFadden Resource Center & Summit Equestrian Center
- Blog post: “An Unbelievable Experience”
Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana– organization that empowers young people to own their future economic success by enhancing the relevancy of education.
- Website: Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana
- Blog post: “A Teacher For A Day” “Teaching Global Marketplace to 25 Sixth Grade Boys”
Kate’s Kart– organization that supplies free books to children who are hospitalized. Each book creates a diversion for the child and family while promoting love for books and improved literacy.
Little Free Library- a “take-a-book, leave-a-book” gathering place where people can share their favorite books.
Little River Wetlands Project– a nonprofit land trust with the goal of restoring and preserving wetlands in the watershed of the Little River.
Love In Deed SHAREHOUSE– organization that makes non-perishable goods readily available for nonprofit organizations and churches in Northeast Indiana.
- Website: not available at this time
- Blog post: “Strengthening Churches and Nonprofits”
Lutheran Social Services– offers emergency assistance, child abuse prevention, childcare, parenting, and counseling programs.
Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House– a caring place that offers temporary, minimal-cost lodging to families of children receiving medical care away from home.
March of Dimes– organization that helps moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
McMillen Center for Health Education– health organization that provides vital, effective preventive health education that promotes physical, emotional, and social well-being.
Movember– a mustache growing charity event held in November every year that raises funds and awareness for men’s health issues.
Mustard Seed Furniture Bank– provides household furnishings to families and individuals in the community as they rebuild after personal tragedy or catastrophic misfortunes.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Indiana– organization that works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Indiana and northwestern Kentucky and raise funds for critical MS research.
- Website: National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Indiana Chapter
- Blog post: “A Tweet And A Trolley”
NeighborLink Fort Wayne– organization focused on serving the community through practical, neighbor-to-neighbor, expressions of God’s love.
- Website: NeighborLink FortWayne
- Blog posts: “Love Your Neighbor” “A Painting Project” “Raking Leaves To Help A Neighbor” “A New Coat of Paint With Meaning” “Grab A Rake and Get Busy” “The Ultimate Power Tool”
New Life Community Meal Ministry– offers a free meal to anyone in the community who needs one.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep– provides the gift of remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby.
- Website: NILMDTS | Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
- Blog post: “Provide A Helping Hand and Healing Heart” “No Footprint Too Small”
Northeast Indiana Burn Council– organization that provides financial, in-kind, and other assistance to burn survivors and their families.
Northeast Indiana Public Radio– the non-profit licensee for WBOI 89.1 NPR News & Jazz, and classical WBNI 94.1.
Operation Military Kids– the U.S. Army’s collaborative effort with America’s communities to support children and youth impacted by deployment.
PBS 39– Fort Wayne, Indiana public television station.
Project Linus– Provides warmth, comfort, and love to children in need through handmade blankets.
Random Acts of Kindness Foundation– inspiring people to practice kindness and pass it on to others.
Real Men Read– program created to close the reading gap in local schools by having “Real Men” go into schools and read book to students.
- Website: Real Men Read
- Blog posts: “Read and Be a Rockstar” “Learn to Love to Read” “High-Fives, Hugs, and a Great Story”
Redemption House Ministries– organization that ministers to women in a home setting as an alternative to incarceration
Remedy Live– internet webstation for teens that hosts positive music content, interactive chat support, and issue based show content to help a generation live their lives on purpose and not by accident.
Ronald McDonald House of Northeast Indiana– a home away from home for families who have a child hospitalized at Parkview Hospital.
- Website: Ronald McDonald House of Northeast Indiana
- Blog posts: “A Home Away From Home” “Big Shoes and Spare Change”
Saints on the Streets– a homeless ministry in Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Website: Saints on the Streets
- Blog posts: “A Night on the Streets” “We Are Not Saints, We Just Like To Help”
Salvation Army– evangelical arm of the universal christian church that works to meet the needs of all humans through God’s word without discrimination
SCAN (Stop Child Abuse & Neglect)– organization that works to eliminate the abuse and neglect of children through family services, education, and community partnerships.
Science Central– a regional resource that provides inspiring and fun hands-on science educaiton for people of all ages.
St. Vincent de Paul Society– an international Catholic organization that leads men and women to grow together through person-to-person services for needy people.
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive– The largest single-day food drive in the United States that is carried out by National Association of Letter Carriers.
Sexual Assault Treatment Center– a respected and trusted resource for superior medical forensic care, education, and research in bringing justice to those impacted by sexual assault and abuse.
- Website: Sexual Assault Treatment Center
- Blog post: “Making a Difference in the Lives of Sexual Assault Victims”
Street Reach for the Homeless– homeless ministry serving those living on the street of Fort Wayne.
Study Connection– tutoring program that matches adults with children who need extra help with homework.
The Crossing Educational Center– empowers struggling student to become contributing members of their communities through academics, job training, and faith-based mentoring.
The Franciscan Center– lending neighbors a helping hand through ministry.
The Fort Wayne Rescue Mission– organization that provides restorative care to men, women, and children who face a homeless crisis.
- Website: The Rescue Mission
- Blog post: “Four Girls and The Rescue Mission” “Hunger And Homelessness Awareness Week”
The World Needs More Love Letters– Organization that uplifting, empowering, and mobilizing individuals through tangible acts of love.
The Super Service Challenge– a national campaign to transform business through service. Teams of coworkers join together, serve a nonprofit of their choice and record a video of their service project as an entry into the Challenge. These videos can win funding, provided by The Challenge, for the nonprofit served.
Trinity English Lutheran Church– faith-based organization that serves the community through a variety of ministries.
Turnstone– provides therapeutic, educational, wellness, and recreational programs to empower people with disabilities.
United Way | Real Men Read– organization that leads community development by funding and partnering with non-profit organizaitons.
Urban League– enables urban residents and others to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.
USO of Indiana– provides services to the uniformed service men and women within the state of Indiana.
V-Day– global movement to end violence towards women and girls
Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer– non-profit organization that raises money for breast cancer research
Vincent Village– organization that alleviates the problems of homelessness by providing shelter, care, advocacy, supportive services, and affordable housing
Volunteer Center @ RSVP– organization that assists the Fort Wayne community to solve community issues through organized volunteer service
Wellspring Interfaith Services– people of faith working together to support and enrich the lives of Fort Wayne’s central city residents.
Women’s Bureau– a not-for-profit organization that promotes equality and opportunities for all women.
Wounded Warrior Project- organization that fosters the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history
Write A Prisoner Dot Com– social website dedicated to positive change for inmates
Wunderkammer Company– organization that strives to revitalize communities through contemporary art
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne– provides programming to the community that builds a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
This list will continue to grow as we visit different community organizations each week!