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Up-and-coming young musician Ashton Dean Gleckman of Carmel, Ind., played a volunteer performance for 19 kids in the Children’s Bureau Shelter Saturday, Feb. 7. The talented 14-year-old began playing his first instrument — a guitar — at age 6. He plays in a local band of young teens called Rising Gravity Experience. Gleckman brought instruments for…

The Indiana Youth Institute will hold its Youth Worker Café event with a luncheon presentation titled “The Effects of Methamphetamine Use Among Youth.” The event is scheduled for Feb. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Crawfordsville District Public Library. A free lunch will be provided. All youth workers, parents, community leaders, youth…

At 12 years old, Keontaye Crawford had already spent half of his life in the foster care system. He watched as other children around him, including his biological sisters, were adopted, and he started to lose hope. After getting in a fight at the group home where he lived, he tried to run away and…

 

The Children’s Bureau Young Professionals Advisory Board (YPAB) sponsored its third cornhole tournament to benefit Indiana children in need Sunday, September 14 at Sun King Brewery. Many thanks to all who played and to our sponsors: Lumina Foundation; the UPS Store of Fishers; Angie’s List; Kirr, Marbach & Company, LLC; Extra Credit Educational Services; Fixie…

Employees of the Maternal and Child Health division of the Marion County Public Health Department volunteered at Children’s Bureau on Wednesday, August 13. Volunteers spent a few hours spreading mulch on our playground, and sorting used items in our donation room. Special thanks to all employees who came out to donate their time and energy!

Thanks to the hard work of volunteers from Penske Honda and Penske Chevrolet, the playground outside Children’s Bureau’s shelter got a much needed renovation on Friday, August 14.  We spent a few hours shoveling and leveling mulch on the playground, followed by lunch and snacks with the kids.  Special thanks to the guys at Penske…

State Funds Adoption Subsidy Governor Authorizes DCS to Fund Program for SFY 2015 INDIANAPOLIS (August 12, 2014) – In a letter to DCS Director Mary Beth Bonaventura, Governor Pence announced that the State of Indiana will fund the State Adoption Subsidy (SAS) for SFY 2015. The state will make funds available through reversion relief. “Although…

G.I.V.E. (Generosity, Involvement, Volunteerism by Employees) is comprised of employees of the Town of Fishers. This group is committed to improving the community through charity-based initiatives. During the past year, they conducted various fundraisers including the Fishers Freedom Festival Bounce House, concessions at the park, and employee ticket sales to Conner Prairie. The G.I.V.E. committee…

The Annual Meeting was held on Friday, June 25 to review the accomplishments and impacts of 2013. Special thanks and congratulations to Amy Alley, Kyle Hupfer, and Chris Phillips who were awarded with the CHILD award. Also, thank you and congratulations to Sunny Reed and Richard Francis who were awarded Volunteers of the year. View…