We’re fortunate that Indianapolis is full of compassionate organizations that understand the importance of education and connect with our mission. Our sponsors make great things possible by providing critical funding that allows us to make an impact in the lives of children and families experiencing homelessness all over our city. That’s why we’re so excited to highlight the amazing things Arcamed has helped us achieve!
As a first-time sponsor, Arcamed has impressed us with their dedication to supporting School on Wheels in so many ways. Most recently, they were one of nine participants in our Pack A Pack Challenge. Getting the right school supplies into the hands of our students is critical to their success, and their organization quickly signed the Pack A Pack pledge and collected 170 backpacks, 42 boxes of snacks, and hundreds of school supplies for our kids!
In addition to their direct support of our kids and programs, Arcamed has hosted company-wide lunch and learns with topics centered around youth homelessness and education so their entire staff can engage with our mission and deepen their understanding of School on Wheels. As a result of learning more about what we do, several Arcamed staff members put together a tutoring team so they could work with our students each week. Although in person volunteering has been placed on hold for the fall 2020 semester due to COVID restrictions, we’re so excited to have their team on board for when we can safely go back to in-person tutoring.
As our first ever Technology Sponsor, Arcamed has filled a critical need within our organization. Their sponsorship allowed us to invest in new peer-to-peer fundraising technology that was used to help create a successful Share the Love campaign in February. More than 600 people supported our programs by creating fundraisers or giving through this new site, which allowed us to raise a total of $50,365 – enough to cover a full year of tutoring for fifty children experiencing homelessness!
Their technology impact extended way beyond Share the Love. When COVID restrictions across the state and Marion County were enacted in March, we soon had to make the decision to move Education Celebration, our biggest fundraising event of the year, to a virtual format. Thanks to the technology made possible by Arcamed, this year’s program was one of our most successful to date despite being in the midst of challenging fundraising times. Through our online auction and event donations, we were able to raise a total of $43,850 in just 24 hours, which surpassed our goal of $24,000!
Arcamed continually displays their passion for our mission in new ways and we’re grateful for their commitment to making the Indianapolis community a stronger one. We couldn’t do what we do without great sponsors like Arcamed!