Defender Direct Rises to the Occasion

Posted February 2nd, 2012 by Alex with 1 Comment

Last fall, 5 employees at Defender Direct learned that there are over 3,000 homeless kids in Indianapolis, and wanted to help out.  Outside their office, they displayed 3,000 cut-out ‘kids’ to bring attention to the issue of childhood homelessness.

Then, they directed that energy into action. They created a donation page on First Giving’s website. They collected items of clothing that students were running low on. All-in-all, they raised $7,000 to go towards required school uniforms for our kids.

To thank them for their kindness and hard work, we made this video highlighting their efforts.

When the rest of Defender Direct heard about their work, they were inspired.  At their 2011 Christmas party, they donated $10,000 to help fund tutoring for homeless children in Indianapolis.

And on top of all that, those same 5 employees began tutoring with us this semester!

Thank you, Defender Direct!

(from left to right) Nathan from School on Wheels; Danny, Drew, Mark, R.J. and Pat from Defender Direct

- Learn about other groups who gave given in creative ways.
- If you’d like to help raise funds or supplies for our kids, contact Nathan Hand via email or call 317.202.9100.

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Comments
Daniel Hoffman says:

November 15, 2012 at 10:39 am

Awesome!

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