Corporations are Key Partners
Every year corporations in and around Indianapolis are instrumental in supporting The Julian Center and our clients. As a corporate entity, you do this in a variety of ways that greatly impacts our mission in helping victims of domestic violence. You have resources you can utilize to provide needed items. You have a ready workforce to volunteer or collect food pantry items. You can promote competitions between departments on collecting the most items and awarding fun prizes.
Doing good is usually a part of most company’s corporate culture. The Julian Center appreciates all your efforts to support us and in ways as unique as your company itself. Jeans Days have been a very popular fundraiser with the concept of being able to wear jeans on certain days if you donate a dollar or two to The Julian Center. In this way, giving can be fun and still helping a cause!
Ways To Be Involved
Bring a group of employees to The Julian Center to work on a project such as organizing supply closets, organizing the food pantry, pulling weeds in the garden, or other needed activities. Your group will help us meet a need and it is a great team building activity for your organization.
Be a Sponsor for The Starlight Ball
Sponsor a table for The Starlight Ball in March of each year. The Starlight Ball is our biggest fundraising event of the year. Sponsorship levels vary from a Platinum Level of $15,000, Gold at $10,000, Silver at $5,000, Bronze at $2,500, and Table at $1,500. A variety of benefits are included in each sponsorship for added recognition for your company. Proceeds from The Starlight Ball go to the mission of helping victims of domestic violence within our own community.
Be a Sponsor for Julian Jam
Julian Jam is an annual event that specifically benefits the children’s programming at the shelter. Sponsorships for this event are VIP Sponsors at $5,000, Woodstock Sponsors at $2,500, Mellencamp Sponsors at $1,500, Clapton sponsors at $1,000, and Aerosmith Sponsors at $500. All sponsorships come with benefits such as program ads, website listings and more. *Or be a sponsor for both events which provide unique benefits such as utilizing our conference room and more.
Host a Community Breakfast at The Julian Center
Invite business contacts and peers to join your company for a breakfast at The Julian Center. It is a great way for businesses to learn more about what The Julian Center provides in services to the community and to learn more about our clients. After the brief presentation and breakfast, you have the opportunity to tour the facility.
Schedule a DV Seminar for Managers in Your Workplace
Domestic violence has a physical cost associated with missed days from work, stalking at the job location, and more. Learn more about helping victims within the workplace and making your environment safer for employees.
Provide a Silent Auction Item for Fundraising Events
We have two major events each year with a silent auction at each. For this reason, we need compelling silent auction items that can help raise additional funds.
Employees Can Become Allies for Clients Working to Become Self-Sufficient
This is a chance to become personally involved in helping a victim of domestic violence find a way out of poverty. 91% of clients in our shelter live at or below poverty levels. Becoming financially stable is vital to clients so as not to return to domestically violent relationships because of finances. To learn more about the hidden rules of poverty, employees can attend the class Bridges Out of Poverty. After this, participants can choose to volunteer as an Ally with the Circles® program where they are matched with a client trying to become self-sufficient and needing support from someone who lives independently. The process requires no monetary donation just the investment of your time and skills. The Circles group meets once a week for 18 months.
Perhaps your organization has the capability to provide in-kind support such as printing services, marketing services, paper shredding service, office supply donation, furniture donation, or other equipment donation.
Host a Needs Drive
We have a number of different ways you can host a needs drive at your company. Following are some suggestions.
Wish List Drive
Host a Wish List Drive for items needed by clients at the shelter. This encompasses everything from toiletry items to diapers.
Food Pantry Drive
Host a drive to provide needed food pantry items. We give each exiting client a supply of food to help them get started.
Baby Shower Drive
Throw a shower to provide needed items for babies at the shelter. Every year we serve over 300 children 5 years old or younger.
School Supplies Drive
A school supplies drive provides the school items needed to send children back to school ready to learn.
Used Cell Phone Drive
A cell phone can be a lifeline in an emergency. Every client leaving the shelter is provided an emergency cell phone. Old cell are cleared of information, charged and able to dial 911 providing a way for victims to call for help if needed.
Or Find a Specific Need
Many times we have a need in a certain area of appliances, mattresses, and other specifics. Currently we are in need of commercial washers and dryers to handle the massive amounts of laundry done everyday at the shelter. Your company can ask for monetary donations - or host casual jeans day for a donation - to go towards fulfilling this need.
For more information, please call Jessica White, Interim Development Director
, at (317) 941-2205 or via email by clicking here
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