Our volunteers are some of the best people we know. We were thrilled to spend last Thursday evening with them at Blind Owl Brewery to kickoff our 2017 Share the Love campaign.

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It was wonderful to see so many of our tutors, staff, board and committee members, and supporters come together to support students experiencing homelessness in Indianapolis. It was a full house!

We enjoyed watching our volunteers meet fellow tutors and supporters, reconnect with old friends, and bond over shared stories about working with our kids at tutoring. In addition to breaking the ice and getting to know each other outside of the tutoring hour with a fun BINGO game, our volunteers also created valentines and cootie catchers with encouraging notes for our students. Tutors took pictures in our photo booth to let their friends know that they support #SharetheLoveIndy, purchased jewelry from the Kendra Scott trunk show where 20% of proceeds benefited our programs, and learned more about how to get involved in the campaign.

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We were also thrilled to be joined by our friends from RTV6 and the Scripps Howard Foundation, who had a very special announcement: All funds, up to $25,000, will be matched during our Share the Love campaign! You can see the full announcement below.

https://youtu.be/ZQ8zIC0ittM

Be sure to also check out the RTV6 story and the Scripps Howard Foundation press release!

We are so thankful for our amazing supporters and the fantastic ways they help the students we serve every day, be it through volunteering, donating, or building awareness. We can’t wait to see the impact they have during February as they help us Share the Love. You can help multiply their impact by joining us this month as well!

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There are so many ways to get involved: create your own Facebook fundraiser to help support tutoring, invite your family and friends to join us at all of the great local events we have going on in February, or make a donation today! Learn more about the campaign and ALL the ways you can get involved on our website.

Can’t get enough of our Share the Love kickoff? Check out the rest of the photos from the event on our Facebook page, and check out our Storify to see what you missed on social media!