7 - Public/Social Benefit - Community Organizations

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Christmas for Kids Inc.

Address3219 Allendale Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401

Mission: Through the gift of a shiny new toy, the Christmas For the Kids Inc. provides joy and hope to disadvantaged children who might otherwise be overlooked during the holidays. Sponsor a toy and give a child recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime.

Starting the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas for the Kids will be collecting new, unwrapped toys in donation boxes at The Herald-Times, Black Lumber, Liberty Family Dentistry, Rural King and Cummings Bookkeeping in Ellettsville. All donations must be made by Dec. 16, and toys will be distributed Dec. 19.

Monetary donations to Christmas for the Kids can also be made by sending a check made out to Christmas for the Kids Inc., 3219 Allendale Drive, Bloomington, IN, 47401, or online.

ContactBob Sutter
rsutter208 [at] aol.com
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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City of Bloomington Volunteer Network

Address401 N Morton St, Suite 260
PO Box 100
Bloomington, IN 47404

The City of Bloomington Volunteer Network is your one-stop source for volunteer information in Bloomington and Monroe County. We invite you to connect to your community through volunteering to "be the change!" Search for volunteer opportunities.

Mission: The City of Bloomington Volunteer network exists to mobilize volunteers to address community issues and build on community assets.

ContactLucy Schaich (Director)
getconnected [at] bloomington.in.gov
Year Established1980
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Commission on Multicultural Understanding (COMU)

AddressIndiana University
705 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

COMU uses committees made up of students, staff, and faculty to enhance the campus climate through education and increased communication on issues of oppression, gather information and encourage activities that increase awareness and understanding of racism and other forms of oppression, and promote greater communication on campus among all persons, regardless of race, age, religion, ability, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status.

ContactSuzie Chung
comu [at] indiana.edu
Additional Contactsukchung [at] indiana.edu
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Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County

Address101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 321
Bloomington, IN 47404

Created by individuals, families, and businesses who share a passion for Monroe County and a vision for its future, the Community Foundation has granted $21 million to more than 380 local nonprofit organizations. Our $26 million endowment is growing and so is the difference we make by connecting caring people, important cuases, and community resources.

ContactTina Peterson (President and Chief Executive Officer)
info [at] cfbmc.org
Year Established1990
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Creative Indiana

AddressBloomington, IN 47403

There are national and international movements to bring imagination, creative thinking, problem solving and innovation to bear on complex societal issues and opportunities. Creative Indiana seeks to be a leader in these efforts. Creative Indiana’s  mission is to “Unleash the Power of Creativity in Community, Education and Business through Programming, Training and Dialogue.”

ContactLadi Terry
ladi [at] successworkonline.com
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Democracy for Monroe County

AddressBloomington, IN

Democracy for Monroe County (DFMC) is a grassroots political action committee dedicated to supporting progressive policies at the local and state levels, and candidates who support those policies. DFMC is part of a nationwide coalition of grassroots groups allied with Democracy for America, the political action committee inspired by the Presidential campaign of Howard Dean.

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Democratic Women's Caucus

AddressPO Box 2373
Bloomington, IN 47402

Regina Moore, Bloomington's current City Clerk, first conceived the idea of a Democratic Women's Caucus during the local 2003 campaigns. She and Susan Sandberg were the only women to run on the city's ballot in 2003. Moore ran for and was reelected City Clerk.

ContactRegina Moore (Chair)
regina.moore [at] gmail.com
Additional ContactKristina Simmonds (Treasurer)
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Donald E. Owens Memorial Lodge 88, Fraternal Order of Police

AddressPO Box 1561
2450 N. Curry Pike
Bloomington, IN

The Donald E Owens Memorial Lodge 88 membership consists of members representing 12 local law enforcement agencies in Monroe, Brown, Greene and Martin counties. Our primary position is to represent law enforcement in matters of wages and salaries, rights, benefits, work hours, and safety. The lodge is also active with improving the community by making charitable donations to fellow officers in need, youth sport and education programs, disaster/tragedy assistance, and the Special Olympics.

ContactJason Shaevitz (Webmaster)
webmaster [at] fop88.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Downtown Visitors Center

Address2855 N. Walnut Street
Bloomington, In 47404

Provide you with information about the many attractions and landmarks on IU's campus that you may want to visit. You'll also find information on the history and traditions that are an integral part of the Indiana University experience, links to official IU information on athletics, academics and alumni, plus lots of great inside tips for visiting campus.

ContactGeneral Info
cvb [at] visitbloomington.com
Additional Contactcvb [at] visitbloomington.com
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Ellettsville Chamber of Commerce

Address200 East Association Street, Room 201A
P.O.Box 524
Ellettsville, IN 47429

The Ellettsville Chamber of Commerce is the voice of the business community and provides the glue in a mosaic of community partners working together to make Ellettsville a more vibrant, productive, and cohesive community. The Chamber, established in 1960, continues to preserve the twon's image and help make the community a better place to work and live.

ContactDiane Critchlow (President)
gbrinley [at] peoples-bank.com
Additional ContactKenny Williams (Vice President)
kenny.williams [at] edwardjones.com
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Ellettsville Main Street, Inc.

AddressP.O. Box 143
Elletsville, In 47429

Working to revitalize historic downtown Ellettsville and preserve our limestone industry heritage. We work on developing the Heritage Trail, Santa on Sale Street event, and preserving historic photos and other downtown Ellettsville efforts.

ContactLeasa Siscoe (President)
EllMainstreet [at] gmail.com
Additional ContactChris Fisher (Treasurer)
Year Established2000
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Enough Is Enough

AddressBloomington, IN

We must end racism and institutional oppression by uplifting black leadership, business, and art in our local communities.

In light of recent events in regards to the killing of black people by police officers, the community of Bloomington has decided to take a stand for our brothers and sisters.

ContactSelena Drake
theenoughfund2020 [at] gmail.com
Additional ContactSalina Tesfagiorgis
Year Established2020
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Exchange Club of Northside Bloomington Indiana

AddressBloomington, IN

Exchange, America's Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth activities, and it national service project, the Prevention of Child Abuse

Find us on Facebook.

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Fair Trade Bloomington

Address4498 E. Janet Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401

Fair Trade Bloomington was incorporated in October of 2007 with the goal of educating about Fair Trade and increasing the availability of Fair Trade products in Bloomington, Indiana. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunity for those living in Bloomington and nearby communities to contribute to global economic development and poverty relief through education and products that adhere to fair trade principles. In 2013, Bloomington became Indiana's First Fair Trade Town.

ContactMary Embry (FTB President)
fairtradebloomington [at] gmail.com
Additional ContactMegan Carpenter
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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