Service Project and Contact List
The Hou Koda scouts do an amazing job supporting our community through a variety of service projects. We are truly living up to our Scout Law and Oath! In 2019 we logged over 17,000 hours of service!
Need a Service Project for Your Unit Patrol/ Crew/ Den or Family?
Here’s what we have coming up in the next few months! Check out the Helping Hendricks County Facebook page for the most up to date service projects.
Or choose a service project specifically chosen for the Hou Koda Scouts!
Plant a victory Garden:
Does your family garden have some extra space? Why not plant a few rows of produce for your local food pantry? Fresh produce is healthy and can be hard to find or expensive for many families. Reach out to a local pantry to find out what fresh produce they need. This is a great project for the whole family! The extra vegetables from your gargen can be donated to food pantries: https://uwci.galaxydigital.
Coburn Place Safe Haven
Packing diaper/ trash bag/ activity kits from home for victims of violence. Coburn Place empowers victims of violence to live as survivors.
Spring Clean up. Take a quick 30 minute hike in your neighborhood and while cleaning up trash
Build First aid kits for Vetrans
Look for the Hendricks County Parks naturalists trails at Blanton Wood Nature Park in Danville! They may teach you how to identify a plant or an animal call, show you an animal track, or reveal any number of other interesting things found in nature!
This program is brought to you in partnership between Danville Parks and Recreation and Hendricks County Parks and Recreation.
Hawk Outdoor Labs, June 2 and all summer
There are over 14,000 people in Hendricks County who face food insecurity. All produce from the HAWK Gardens goes to local food pantries to support our neighbors.
Together we can make a difference!
Will you join us in our 2020 Spring Planting?
Please sign-up using the link below (one person per line)!
Tiny Homes for the Homeless, ongoing
Building on a model that has been successfully implemented in more than a dozen US cities, A Tiny Act of Kindness will create a community of tiny homes for people experiencing homelessness. Our project will focus on housing people classified as experiencing episodic or transitional homelessness with the goal of diverting people from experiencing chronic homelessness. By intervening early and providing access to a continuum of supportive services, our community will help residents bridge the gap to stable permanent housing.
Info at DE-Serves and https://www.de-serves.org
Local non-profit contacts
Contact and Online Details
|*Contact List||Hendricks County Community Foundation - Get Involved||List of Non-profits||https://hendrickscountycf.org/file_download/814b6f1a-9fe3-4b4f-ab97-64b480df291f|
|*Contact List||Hendricks County Community Guide||https://www.hendrickshealthpartnership.org/resources.html|
|*Contact List||Non-Profit Organization, Services, Clubs and Volunteering||https://www.hendrickshealthpartnership.org/nonprofit-organizations-service-clubs-and-volunteering.html|
|Environmental||Hendricks County Partnership for Water Quality||Environmental beautify/education of waterways including Annual Spring Clean-Up||317-745-9617, email@example.com, http://www.hccleanwater.org/||All ages|
|Environmental||Keeping Indianapolis Beautiful||Cleaning up litter, building pocket parks, creating greenspaces, planting trees, preparing mail, or assisting with special projects||https://www.kibi.org/projects, Contact@kibi.org|
|Food Bank||Hendricks County Food Pantry Coalition||Scouting for Food, Volunteering at Food Pantries, etc||https://hendrickscountyfoodpantries.com/||All ages|
|Food Bank||Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry||Hunt and donate. 1 deer = 200 meals||Josh Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org), http://www.fhfh.org||Hunters|
|Food Bank||International Disaster Emergency Service||GAP Food-Packing, Build storage sheds for families displaced from their homes, etc.||Joe Brackemyre (email@example.com), http://www.ides.org||All ages|
|Get Involved||United Way of Central Indiana||Multiple local projects||https://uwci.galaxydigital.com/need/index/?, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Parks & Trails||B&O Trail||Trail building, maintenance, and fundraising||Jeff Smallwood (email@example.com) and Diana Virgil (firstname.lastname@example.org), http://www.botrail.org/|
|Parks & Trails||Hendricks County Parks Department||Park fundraisers, Scout Sunday, etc||Sarah Wolf (email@example.com), http://hendrickscountyparks.org/||All ages|
|Parks & Trails||Town Parks||Multiple projects as needed||Mary Louise Bewley, Brownsburg Parks, firstname.lastname@example.org|
Delbert Harmon, Avon Parks & Recreation, email@example.com
Will Lacey, Danville Parks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian McLane, Plainfield Parks, email@example.com
Justin Cadwell, Plainfield Parks, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Pets||The Chow Pantry INC||Collection and donation of pet supplies and food||Angela @ 317-408-8669; email@example.com, also see https://www.chowpantry.org/||All ages|
|Pets||Hendricks County Humane Society||Building maintenance, fostering pets, food pantry, parades, etc||Cameron Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org||All ages|
|Scholarships||Hendricks College Network||https://hendrickscollegenetwork.org/community-scholarships-link/|
|Theatre||Hendricks Civic Theatre||Maureen Conner (email@example.com), and see http://hendrickscivic.com/||As needed|