Children - Community Organizations

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana

Websitehttps://www.bigsindiana.org
Description

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We match responsible, caring adults with at risk children ages 6-17 in Monroe and Owen Counties, to help raise the child's self esteem and confidence. Volunteers must submit to an extensive background check. We have Community and School Matches and require a one year or two semester commitment

Year Established1973
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
807 N College Ave   
Bloomington   
IN   
47404   
Additional Address
P. O. Box 2534   
Bloomington   
IN   
47402   
Contact
Stephanie   
Dean   
Monroe County Office   
812-334-2828   
bbbs [at] bigsindiana.org   
   

Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington

Websitehttps://bgcbloomington.org
Description

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The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. A Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity.

Year Established1956
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
311 S. Lincoln St.   
Bloomington   
IN   
47401   
Additional Address
1037 N. Summit Street   
Bloomington   
IN   
47404   
Contact
Jeff   
Baldwin   
Executive Director   
812-332-5311   
jbaldwin [at] bgcbloomington.org   
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington Crestmont Club   
812-336-6501   
   

Childrens Organ Transplant Association Inc. (COTA)

Websitehttp://cota.org/
Description

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The Children's Organ Transplant Association is a nonprofit organization based in Bloomington, Indiana that helps raise funds for and promote awareness of children and young adults in need of life-saving organ, bone marrow, cord blood, or stem cell transplants.

Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
2501 Cota Dr   
Bloomington   
IN   
47403   
Contact
Richard   
Lofgren   
Executive Director   
800-336-2682   
cota [at] cota.org   
   

Christmas for Kids Inc.

Websitehttps://rsutter208.wixsite.com/online-fundraising
Description

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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.

Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
3219 Allendale Drive   
Bloomington   
IN   
47401   
Contact
Bob   
Sutter   
812-361-9484   
rsutter208 [at] aol.com   
   

Christmas for the Kids Inc.

Description

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Christmas for the Kids (formerly known as Monroe County Toys for Tots) collects toys and raises money to make sure area kids in need get a great gift for Christmas.

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

Year Established2016
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
3219 Allendale Drive   
Bloomington   
IN   
47401   
Contact
Bob   
Sutter   
812-961-0552   
   

Cry of the Children, Inc.

Description

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In collaboration with local community organizations, schools, and parents this organization seeks to help youth obtain the tools they need to build and maintain successful relationships with parents, teachers, and the larger community of Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana.

Our vision is to provide a positive, fulfilling outlet which allows children to express their creative talent. Cry of the Children Inc. will foster such an environment through the mind, body, and spirit. The programs are based on a support and enrichment model aimed at assisting the young person to overcome some of the obstacles that prevent them from achieving their goals.

Year Established2002
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
540 South Curry Pike   
Bloomington   
IN   
47403   
Contact
Dellsie    
Boddie   
8123614059   
cryofthechildren [at] gmail.com   
   

Early Music In Motion

Websitehttp://earlymusicinmotion.org/
Description

Early Music in Motion is a not-for profit with a mission to provide music related to the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods to young audiences and underserved communities of the state of Indiana through concerts, didactical performances and workshops.

Year Established2005
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
P.O. Box 7921   
Bloomington   
IN   
47407   
Contact
Matthew   
Slatkin   
President   
812-558-0885   
earlymusicinmotion [at] gmail.com   
Juan   
Carlo   
Vice-President   
   

Enis Furley Foundation

Websitehttps://www.e5foundation.org
Description

Scott Rolen’s Enis Furley Foundation is a non-profit organization created by Scott Rolen of the Cincinnati Reds. Our foundation is named after Scott’s eldest dog, Enis. In 1999 Scott had a vision to brighten the lives of children and their families who are dealing with an illness, hardship or other special needs. The Enis Furley Foundation works to achieve this goal by entertaining distressed families at Camp Emma Lou, our outdoor recreational retreat near Bloomington, IN. The Enis Furley Foundation also provides families unique and exciting, “once in a lifetime” sports experiences through our community outreach program, the Hot Corner Kids. Ultimately, our goals are quite simple and focused … we want to make children smile!

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
PO Box 100   
Smithville   
IN   
47458   
Contact
information [at] EnisFurley.com   
   

Family Solutions

Websitehttp://familysolutionsindiana.com
Description

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Family Solutions is a private, not-for profit community based agency developed to provide counseling and supportive services to children and families who are at-risk for experiencing out of home placement or have had children removed from the home

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
1180 S Liberty Drive Suite 120   
Bloomington   
in   
47403   
Contact
812-335-1926   
   

First Book - Monroe County

Websitehttps://support.firstbook.org/fundraiser/2203453
Description

A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide new books and educational resources at deeply reduced prices - and for free - to schools and programs serving children in need.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
Bloomington   
IN   
Contact
Akola   
Krishnan   
Chairwoman   
812-322-7918   
MonroeCounty_IN [at] FirstBook.org   

Foundation for Autism Resources

Websitehttps://www.autismresource.org
Description

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In brief FAR's purpose is to

- Connect families with limited means to the resources that will provide their children on the autism spectrum the ability to attain their fullest potential.

- Provide funding to qualifying families to access ABA therapy and other relevant services for children on the autism spectrum.

- Connect new families to families with more experience.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
PO Box 141   
Smithville   
IN   
47458   
Contact
317-334-9FAR   
   

Little Star Center

Websitehttps://www.littlestaraba.org
Description

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The mission of Little Star Center, Inc. is to provide a structured, sensory-friendly facility where children with autism receive individualized therapeutic intervention. Based on the fundamental principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), Little Star provides an atmosphere where children, therapists, and families can interact, support each other and receive on-going training so that each child can reach their full potential at home and in a variety of settings outside of therapy.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
3109 Canterbury Drive   
Bloomington   
IN   
47404   
Contact
info [at] littlestarcenter.org   
   

MCCSC Parent Teacher Advisory Council for Special Education

Description

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The MCCSC Parent-Teacher Advisory Council for Special Education (PTACSE) is dedicated to finding opportunities for parents and teachers to work collaboratively to improve special education services for students in the Monroe County Community School Corporation in Indiana.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
834 S. Sheridan Dr.   
Bloomington   
IN   
47401   
Contact
Deborah   
Myerson   
Chair   
812-330-0898   
   

Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM)- Emergency Services Program

Websitehttps://mcum.org
Description

 

 

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Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM) is a nurturing organization serving working families and those in distress by assisting with emergency needs and subsidized childcare. They provide quality education and a safe place for children, basic needs assistance for the poor, and community service opportunities.

Year Established1939
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
827 W. 14th Ct.   
Bloomington   
IN   
47404   
Contact
Erin   
Predmore   
Executive Director   
812-339-3429   
mcum [at] bloomington.in.us   
   

Monroe Smart Start: Birth to Five Coalition

Websitehttp://www.monroesmartstart.org/
Description

Monroe Smart Start: Birth-to-Five Coalition works to ensure that all children in Monroe County are ready for school and ready for life! Our coalition brings together the public and private sectors to bring resources and attention to this critical time in a child's development. We focus on the first five years because that's when 85% of brain development occurs, but only 5% of education funds are invested.

 

 

The Coalition is working towards increasing the number of children in Monroe County who enter kindergarten with the skills and attributes needed to be successful.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
P.O. Box 5513   
Bloomington   
IN   
Contact
Lois   
Hutter-Pishgahi   
Director   
812-345-6843   
info [at] monroesmartstart.org   
   

Reimagining Opera For Kids (ROK) - formerly Roundabout Opera For Kids

Websitehttp://rokkimcarballo.weebly.com/
Description

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Led by Jacobs School of Music faculty coach Kimberly Carballo, and as a community partner in service learning for Indiana University students, ROK’s goal is two-fold: to introduce area children to opera through engaging first experiences as audience members, and to give developing professional musicians an opportunity to hone their performance skills. The musicians donate their preparation and performance time, and ROK provides free performances and curriculum guides to K-12 students.

 

This organization may be contacted via their website.

Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
Bloomington   
IN   
   

Stages Bloomington

Websitehttps://www.stagesbloomington.org
Description

Stages Bloomington provides music, dance and theatre arts experiences for young people in grades 1-12. Stages gives youth in Bloomington and surrounding communities the opportunity to learn and participate while building self esteem and self confidence.

Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects
Address
P.O. Box 5036   
Bloomington   
IN   
47407   
Contact
812-272-2826   
info [at] stagesbloomington.com   
   

Toys for Tots (Marine Corps)

Websitehttps://indianapolis-in.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=300&nPreviewInd=400
Description

Note: Monroe County is serviced by the Indianapolis branch of Toys For Tots.

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable natural resources - our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
Indianapolis   
IN   
Contact
317-766-1032   
indytoysfortots [at] gmail.com   

Visually Impaired Preschool Services

Websitehttps://vips.org
Description

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The Mission of Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Inc. (VIPS) is to offer appropriate services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are visually impaired or blind and to their families; to maximize each child's developmental potential through direct services, advocacy, and community education.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
1906 Goldsmith Ln   
Louisville   
KY   
40218   
Contact
Rebecca   
Davis   
Development Director   
1-888-636-8477   
   

WonderLab Museum of Health, Science, and Technology

Websitehttps://www.wonderlab.org/
Description

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The mission of WonderLab is to provide opportunities where people of all ages, especially children, can experience the wonder and excitement of science through hands-on experiences that stimulate curiosity, encourage exploration, facilitate discovery and foster learning.

Website contains a link for sending direct emails.

Community Organizations Subjects
Address
308 West 4th Street   
Bloomington   
IN   
47404   
Contact
812-337-1337   
writeus [at] wonderlab.org