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Never doubt your IMPACT! The holiday season may be over, but the positive impact that Children’s Bureau’s Hope for the Holidays donors have had on families really does teach and inspire.  Here are some thank you notes we received from families who were touched by our donors’ generosity this holiday season:

Bob and Janet Harrison were ready to retire and move to Florida. The hardworking couple had raised a blended family of five children and was looking forward to starting the next phase of their life. With everyone out of the nest and a new motorcycle in the garage, they were preparing their home for sale….

The stars came out for Children’s Bureau’s 19th annual Celebrity Cook-Off on Tuesday, October 4. The event raised $89,000 for children and families we serve. Fifty celebrities fired up the hibachi grills to entertain guests at a NEW venue — Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse in Castleton. Before dinner, guests arrived to mingle in the pagoda featuring…

Robert Day doesn’t have an easy job. As a father engagement case manager on Children’s Bureau’s Connersville team, he says he has seen a lot. But it is transformations like Michael Tackett’s that keep him believing that anything is possible. Michael had just completed rehab when Robert contacted him to discuss custody of his children….

The sixth annual Children’s Bureau Cornhole Tournament, organized by CB’s Young Professionals Advisory Board, was the group’s best fundraiser to date, generating $10,000. Penske Chevrolet was the host venue for the second year in a row, and WTTS 92.3 was on site with a live feed. A record 48 teams signed up to play in this year’s bracket, which was…

We were so pleased to receive a very creative special delivery today from Oaklandon Unitarian Universalist Church. Congregants focused specifically on women’s health as a justice issue and spent a “Service Project Sundays” creating three dozen hygiene kits for teen girls staying in our shelter. Each bag contained an encouraging, handwritten note along with soap,…

This family lost everything to a fire in late September 2015. Mother had a full time job at a local restaurant and had taken a rare weekend off work to drive her two children to see their grandmother in Kentucky. While there, she received a call from her apartment manager. Her apartment had been broken…

A group of 23 Butler University students and alums came to the Children’s Bureau Family Support Center Saturday August 29 to play with children staying in the shelter and complete much-needed projects as part of the school’s annual Bulldogs Into the Streets (B.I.T.S.) volunteering initiative. Over 1,200 new and returning students, faculty, staff, alumni, and…

Sunday, August 30 was a beautiful day for the fifth annual Cornhole Tournament, presented by Lumina Foundation and held at Penske Chevrolet, a corporate partner of Children’s Bureau. The event raised $9,221 to further Children’s Bureau’s mission of preserving families and protecting kids in Central Indiana. Sixty teams came out to compete in two brackets: skilled and juniors (one…

The North Side Optimist Club visited the Children’s Shelter at the Gene Glick Family Support Center on Saturday, July 18 to get our kids back-to-school ready! The Optimists brought backpacks and school supplies and helped the kids decorate and customize their own bags. Once the backpacks were complete, the Optimists helped the kids color, paint and draw…