Nonprofit news for March 23, 2016

The George E. Archer Foundation is accepting proposals for grants.

Grant recipients must be nonprofit organizations, and projects must advance the foundation’s purpose, “to teach boys and girls about gardening.”

The Brown County YMCA in Nashville is a past recipient.

Basic grants are $1,000. Larger requests require a letter of intent in advance of the grant application. The foundation does not fund staff salaries.

For information about the foundation or to apply for a grant, visit

Musicians, volunteers needed for benefit concert

A spring benefit concert honoring David Shaffer, retiring superintendent for Brown County Schools, and benefiting the Brown County Weekend Backpacks Program is slated from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Brown County High School auditorium.

The event will need volunteer workers and musicians. The concert will focus on classical music, but all music genres are welcome.

Donations will be accepted at the door, with all proceeds to benefit the BCWB program. Operating throughout the school year, BCWB provides meals for at-risk students in the Brown County school system which the school’s free lunch program doesn’t cover. The goal: “No child deserves to go to bed hungry.”

To help with the concert, contact coordinator Clara Stanley at 312-310-3617 or

Ministry launches cancer support program

GNAW BONE — Nondenominational group Heart of Christ Ministries, 5181 State Road 46 East, offers a program called Thriving Hope Cancer Care Ministry.

Sponsored by Our Journey of Hope from the cancer treatment centers of America, the ministry provides church and community members touched by cancer with help and spiritual counsel specific to the needs of cancer patients, caregivers or loved ones.

Leadership at the ministries completed a Bible-based cancer care training program.

With questions, to get involved or to receive help, call 812-371-0247.

For more information, visit Heart of Christ Ministries on Facebook.

History Center available for event rental

The Brown County History Center is available for events such as meetings for small or large groups, reunions, dinners and receptions up to 200 people. A catering kitchen is available.

To inquire about scheduling, call 812-988-2899 and ask for the event coordinator.

Donations sought for sorority benefit celebration

Members of the Eta Alpha chapter of Psi Iota Xi will celebrate its 50th anniversary Sunday, May 1.

All fundraising goes back to the community.

To help cover the cost of the celebration, donations are requested at two levels: gold, $50; or turquoise, $25.

For donations made in honor of a past or present sorority sister, sponsors’ and honorees’ names will be on programs and other publications.

Donations can be sent to Psi Iota Xi, P.O. Box 39, Nashville, IN 47448.

Network helps seniors get work through training

National Able Network Inc. is enrolling people age 55 and older who want to update their skills and enter the workforce through the Senior Community Service Employment Program.

SCSEP is federally funded and helps unemployed, low-income seniors find part-time, paid community service positions and work-based training at local nonprofits.

Each client receives career support to integrate career coaching, training and connections to the job market.

Call NAN at 317-396-7800 or toll-free at 1-855-994-8300.

Women’s support group meets weekly

A women’s recovery group meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays for about 90 minutes.

Child care is available. For more information, call Carrie at 812-320-1201.