This year's "HOPE" (Helping Others by Providing Essentials) campaign supports Indy Reads' efforts to improve Central Indiana's adult literacy rate by encouraging attendees to donate new or gently used books to Indy Reads Books.
Indy Reads, Central Indiana's only accredited adult literacy organization, has established a community bookstore, Indy Reads Books. The new venture, located at 911 Mass. Ave. in downtown Indianapolis, will open its doors to the public on July 13.
Indy Reads Books will be a community bookstore, serving everyone who loves a good book. The store will sell donated used books, and some new books, with proceeds supporting the work that Indy Reads does in the community, providing fee tutoring to adults who struggle with reading and writing. Indy Reads' goal is to make Indianapolis 100% literate!
For information about the store, or volunteering with Indy Reads, contact store manager, Alex Mattingly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Indy Reads is online here.
Dress For Success - Attendees donated new and gently used accessories for women re-entering the workforce.
Breaking Free - Attendees donated gift cards and other essential items for women who had fled their homes because of domestic violence.
Jordan's Place – Attendees donated underwear and socks for children who are placed into foster care. Keynote speaker, Krista Embry, donated DVDs for women battling cancer.
Julian Center – Attendees donated used cell phones and Blackberries for this non-profit agency that provides counseling, safe shelter and education for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other life crises.