Nonprofit news for April 13, 2016

Wal-Mart campaign to help local food banks

Through Monday, April 25, Wal-Mart stores are participating in the annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign to raise funds for Feeding America food banks. Money raised at Wal-Mart stores in Bloomington, Bedford, Paoli and Spencer will benefit Hoosier Hills Food Bank, which serves Brown, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange and Owen counties.

A total of $14,587.72 was raised for Hoosier Hills Food Bank last year.

For each Wal-Mart purchase of a participating item, suppliers Campbell Soup Co., General Mills, Kellogg, Kraft/Heinz and PepsiCo will donate the equivalent of one meal to the food bank. More than 200 products will be identified in stores.

Also, customers can make a donation of any amount to Hoosier Hills Food Bank when checking out at the register.

Supporters can also trigger Wal-Mart to donate meals through their actions online. For each online trigger listed, Wal-Mart will donate the equivalent of 10 meals, up to $1.5 million, to be equally divided among all Feeding America food banks.

  • On Facebook: Hashtag #FightHunger, likes, shares or clicks on Wal-Mart corporate #FightHunger posts
  • On Twitter: Hashtag #FightHunger, retweets of #FightHunger, favoriting or clicking on a Wal-Mart #FightHunger post.
  • On Instagram: Hashtag #FightHunger, likes or shares of Wal-Mart #FightHunger posts
  • On Click button at the top of the webpage to trigger a donation.

Support group for friends, family survivors of suicide

FRANKLIN From 6:30 to 8 p.m. on third Thursdays, the Hope and Renewal Support Group meets at Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams Drive in Franklin. It is for friends and family of suicide victims and survivors of suicide.

For more information, call 765-585-3346 or email

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, including the location, call Carrie at 812-320-1201.

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, Brown County Weekend Backpacks 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

Addiction recovery support offered at church

From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, New Life Community Church, 1450 State Road 135N, will host weekly recovery support meetings, Battlefield For Freedom, for people struggling with addiction; and Healing for the Homefront meetings for people who are affected by another’s drug/alcohol use.

For those who struggle with addiction, more information is available by calling Melissa Tatman at 812-320-9838.

For those affected by another’s addiction, more information is available by contacting Meme at 812-345-1374 or

Ministry provides cancer support program

GNAW BONE — Nondenominational group Heart of Christ Ministries, 5181 State Road 46E, 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.