Get Creative

Get innovative and help raise funds or supplies for School on Wheels.

Here’s some examples of how people have gotten creative:

Birthday Benefactor

little rob

Little Rob is our youngest and cutest donor.  Every year since he was three, instead of having a typical birthday, he and his family ask their friends and relatives to bring supplies from School on Wheels’ wishlist to his party.  The next week, Rob and his mother come by and donate all the supplies to the homeless kids of Indianapolis.  Thanks to Rob and his family, our kids have plenty of paper, pens and glue-sticks for their school work!

If you’d like to host a drive of your own, view our wishlist to see what items we currently need the most and contact us.


Stand Up for School on Wheels

Stand Up for School on Wheels was an event held in June 2013 by john sherrill presents, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds for groups that create opportunities for children in Indianapolis. The event, held at Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple, featured a national headlining comedian, Rebecca Corry.  Promoting the event to their own networks and online using social media, the group sold tickets and collected donations, with all proceeds going towards School on Wheels programs.

Follow their lead and use social media via Twitter, facebook and LinkedIn to help promote School on Wheels and our cause!


Calling a Community to Action

In October 2011, five employees at Defender Direct learned that there are over 3,000 homeless kids in Indianapolis and wanted to do something to spread the word about their need.  Using 3,000 cut-out display pieces (provided by the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention), they brought attention to this issue and directed that energy into action.  By creating a donation-page on First Giving’s website, and collecting  specific items of clothing, they raised over $7,000 to go towards required school uniforms for our kids.

By engaging their friends, families and coworkers, the people at Defender Direct brought attention to our cause and made a huge difference in the lives of children in need.  Engage your community through a similar campaign using FirstGiving or StayClassy, both great websites with a cause.

For more stories and a video on how Defender Direct has helped School on Wheels in our blog post: Defender Direct Rises to the Occasion.


If you would like to discuss these or other opportunities to support School on Wheels, contact us via email or call 317.202.9100.

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