St. Nicholas is Expanding. Here’s how you can help!

St. Nicholas Early Learning is excited to announce that it has received a United Way of Central Indiana 80/20 Grant to expand their space in the Trinity Outreach Center for enrollment of more children!

Construction is expected to begin in late June. And they need to raise funds to meet the financial obligation for this grant.

Please consider helping St. Nicholas to expand services as they continue providing high quality childcare to more families, regardless of race, religion, or socio-economic need!

Your tax deductible financial contribution can be mailed to St. Nicholas Early Learning, Inc. 3333 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. (Please specify “Building Expansion Project” on the memo line of your check or visit our online  options at stnicholasasel.org).  We’d love to tell you more about the wonderful opportunities the children experience daily.

You can learn more about this expansion project and/or schedule a tour of the facility by calling 317-925-2143.

Bread for the World Letter Writing Campaign

Join us as we write letters to Congress. The 2019 Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow campaign urges our government to accelerate progress toward ending hunger by increasing funding for global child nutrition programs. All children deserve the opportunity to live a healthy life and reach their full potential.

Indiana Bread for the World Workshop at Trinity: Register by March 4

The Indiana Bread for the World team is hosting our annual Offering of Letters Workshop and adding a special community event.  Please join us at Trinity Episcopal Church on March 9th, 2019 for a day of networking, training and learning.  The workshop and gathering are free to attend, but there will be a $10 charge for those who order a box lunch and register by March 4 (cash or check, payable at the door).

Please click here to register for the event.

Last year, 53 Central Indiana organizations participated in a Joint Ecumenical Offering of Letters delivering over 4,000 letters to Congress and the major cuts we opposed did not happen!  We hope that even more will join us this Spring.  Previous attendees are encouraged to invite a new congregation to this event.

In 2019, we plan to offer quarterly community-building events for Bread advocates to connect with one another and discuss common issues.  To kick this off we have invited Heather Valentine, Bread for the World’s Director of Government Relations, to discuss how the two parties can work together to end hunger.  Heather is well-qualified to present this topic.  Previously a House Republican Conference staffer, she also served as a press secretary for Speaker John Boehner and the House Education and the Workforce Committee.  Heather has served as the Vice President for Government Relations and Communications at the Council for Opportunity in Education and as a Federal Lobbyist for the National Education Association.  A graduate of the University of Florida, Heather has been named as a rising star by National Journal and a top lobbyist by the Hill newspaper.

9:00 a.m. – Registration and Gathering

9:30 a.m. – 2019 Offering of Letters Workshop

  • What We Accomplished in 2018
  • 2019 Offering of Letters: “Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow”
    • Matt Gross – Bread for the World’s Director of Organizing
  • Procedure for the Indiana Joint Offering and Delivery of Letters

11:00 a.m. – Bread Indiana Spring Gathering with optional box lunch ($10)

  • Scaling Up Our Indiana Advocacy
  • “How Red and Blue Can Work Together to End Hunger”
    • Heather Valentine – Bread for the World’s Director of Government Relations

1:00 p.m. – Conclusion

We hope that you will be able to join us on the 9th,
Indiana Bread Leadership Team:
Dave Miner, Chair
Woody Collins
Jana Forster
Charlie Gardner
Gail Geisler
Dick Hamm
Mike Hastings
Kate Howe
Sarah Witwer