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Weekly Newsletter 14 July 08 for www.IndianaHelpers.com
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Community Activists, Service Providers and Ministers!  I wanted to share with you the exciting things happening at The Way United Methodist Church, located at Scott United Methodist Church at the corner of 22nd and Dr. Andrew J. Brown.  Please share the following information with your staff, clients, congregation, friends, etc:
Saturday, July 12 at 1:00 p.m. - Community Forum with Aids Survivor and Activist - Rae Lewis Thornton.  This woman of God has been living with full blown AIDS for over 20 years.  The forum will focus on information pertinent to all persons interested in learning more about the HIV Virus and how it is affecting our community -- particularly women of color!  Mike Bryson, Health Educator for Marion County Health Department and Nate Rush, Director of Bethlehem House will also share information about HIV/AIDS in the Indianapolis community.
Saturday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.  - Dinner with Rae for Women Only.  Rae will share her intimate story - sister to sister - with ladies over dinner.  Rae is genuine, heartfelt, humerous, and raw.  In her own way, she will allow women into her world as she has lived over her lifetime.  WOMEN WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!  Dinner with Rae is FREE!!!!
Please have persons RSVP by  emailing me at maxine@bestchoiceconsulting.com or by calling me at 833-7920. 

15Jul08 Tuesday - CHIP’s Annual Meeting will be held at 7:45 AM at Barnes & Thornburg, 11 S. Meridian St. Please join us to hear an update on the community’s Blueprint to End Homelessness. Guest speakers will include Pacer’s Coach Jim O’Brien and Sister Mary Scullion, a devoted homeless advocate and founder of Philadelphia’s Project H.O.M.E. For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jennifer Hunt at 317.630.0853, ext. 208 or jhunt@chipindy.org
15Jul08 M.S.D. of Wayne Township Schools,  Adult Basic Education - Free ABE/G.E.D. Summer Program - Westlake Church of Christ, 612 N. High School Road - Tuesday & Wedesday 1:00PM – 4:00PM - July 15 – August 27, 2008 | Click on PDF Flyer
18Jul08 Friday - Use What You've Got Prison Ministries is having their 4th Annual Benefit Gold Tournament at Pleasant Run Gold Course, 601 N Arlington Ave in Indy.  Please call Ed Cohn at 317-322-0537 or James Whitfield at 317-651-5900 | Click on: View Their brochure
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14Jul08 Monday - Presented by the Indiana Black Expo, Inc., WTHR-TV 13 Employment Fair Seminars presented by WorkOne - Indiana Convention Center, Room 113-115 - 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. - Free and Open to the Public - Thursday, 7/17/08 WTHR-TV 13 Employment Opportunity Fair - Indiana Convention Center, 500 Ballroom 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Come dressed to impress, with your resume in hand, for a morning of networking and job seeking strategies.
16Jul08 Wednesday - Correctional Officer Applicants Indiana State Reformatory, 4490 West Reformatory Road, Pendleton, Indiana 46064. 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, Applicants need to have their applications on line prior to the job fair to receive an interview. Applicants should bring their driver’s license and high school diploma to the job fair.
19Jul08 Saturday - Plainfield Facilities, Joint Job Fair, 737 Moon Road, Plainfield, Indiana 46168, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm,  Applicants are encouraged to have application completed online prior to the job fair and dressed appropriately for on the spot interviews. Cell Phones and all tobacco products should be left in vehicles as they will not be permitted inside the facility. Applicants are also encouraged to bring identification along with any degrees, license, etc. that may be applicable.  IN.gov Employment Opportunities
23Jul08 Wednesday - The Indiana Restaurant Association - has partnered with the Employment Guide and the Indiana Hotel & Lodging Association for the Indianapolis Hospitality Career Fair, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Indianapolis Union Station
30Jul08 Wednesday - Correctional Officer Applicants Indianapolis Juvenile Correctional Facility, 2596 Girls School Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46214 | 11:00am - 6:00pm - Applicants need to have their applications online prior to the job fair to receive an interview. Applicants should bring their driver’s license and high school diploma to the job fair.   IN.gov Employment Opportunities
12Aug08 Tuesday - Indianapolis Job Fair - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sheraton Hotel City Centre, 31 W Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Our Needs -
The Pendleton Correctional Facility has immediate needs for volunteers that can teach musical instruments, and any kind of musical Instruments you may have that are still in good working order that you may want to donate to the prison - they are also looking for all types of arts and crafts supplies for their Arts and Crafts classes.

Plainfield ReEntry Educational Facility (PREF) is looking for all types of nursery items for its new Nurseries at the Indiana Women's Prisons and the Plainfield ReEntry Educational Facility.  For more information and a list of items needed, please Click on: PDF Flyer for the PREF Nursery
Plainfield ReEntry Educational Facility (PREF) is looking for hygiene items, men's cloths - Shirt, pants, shoes, etc. - Especially the larger sizes XL and 2XL.  Click here for a PDF flyer for Clothing
Plainfield Reception Diagnostic Center (RDC) - Lisa Powers, RDC's Public Information Officer is currently in need of men’s clothing (for offender releases). All sizes of pants, jeans, shirts, sweatshirts, coats, jackets, undergarments and shoes are all needed.  She can be reached at: 317-839-7727 # 3005.
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WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our prisons in Indianapolis, Plainfield, and Pendleton are in need of persons that can serve "inside" the prison system as Teachers, Tutors, Mentors and Instructors.  If you would like to be a volunteer (Helper), please give us a call at 317-547-0500, or Click on: Indiana D.O.C. for additional information, or Click on: Indiana D.O.C. Volunteer Form.
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