As our organization evolves, so do our projects.
Check out some of our successful past programs.
The Food Basket project provided a two-week grocery supply to 500 families in the Indianapolis area. This two day event involved preparing 500 boxes of nonperishable food items and delivering to designated community centers such as Bosma Enterprises, Coburn Place Safe Haven, Damien Center, Shepherd Community, and many more.
We were and continue to be grateful for the teams of volunteers and donations over the years. The Indianapolis Rotary Club is now leading the Food Basket Initiative.
Loving the Circle City
This half-day workshop held in May of 2012 intended to create an "empowerment zone" for Indianapolis organizations. JCI Indianapolis brought together young professionals and community leaders in an effort to identify ways to Love the Circle City even more.
Fun Fact: the #loveindy hashtag was officially developed and initiated at this event!
Check out more photos on the event Facebook Page.
at the Indiana State Fair
Our largest fundraiser for many years, and one of our most well-known community events, involved selling "hot, buttered corn" at the Indiana State Fair. By partnering to staff the booth and share profits, JCI Indianapolis was able to support the fundraising efforts of hundreds of local community groups.
Due to the extension of the Indiana State Fair event, increased costs to maintain the the booth, and changes in membership, we (reluctantly) decided to end the Corn Booth program in 2013. However, this signature event continues to be known by many Indy Natives as the "Jaycee Corn Booth" still to this day.