He’s Central Indiana’s home-grown comedian and he’s come full circle.
On May 6 and 7, Dave Dugan will be appearing at Crackers Comedy Club, the stage where his career began many years ago.
He’s also attempting to break his own world record in Carmel this month.
In 2018, Dugan set a world record by driving around a roundabout 717 times, and on May 11, he plans to break his own record as a fundraiser. Click here to donate.
To purchase tickets to this weekend’s shows click here.
S’mores, visual art, and a giving community are just some of the things you can expect to see at the Bonfire + Jam, and it’s all for a good cause!
Allison Victoria, singer, songwriter and emcee, joined us today to share how we can support the Indy community and gave us a preview of what we can expect to hear this weekend.
This event is a community movement to collect blankets, coats and umbrellas for those that may be in need.
It’s happening at Re:Public on Saturday, December 4 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
More about Allision Victoria:
Allison Victoria is a self-taught musician from Indianapolis, IN.
Her style ranges from soul, hip-hop, Rnb, folk, gospel, pop, jazz & much more.
Allison always brings a refreshing rawness on and off the stage.
She rooted herself in the community by using her art with purpose by performing at a variety of events for the people.
Her mission is to be a true voice for others and spread love one song at a time.
For more information visit:
Robert Mathis, former Indianapolis Colts defensive end, is one of the greats when it comes to the Indianapolis Colts.
He spent 14 seasons with the team and for that, he’s about to be honored.
Later this month he’s going to be inducted into the Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 28.
Before all that fun begins, he has something else special happening earlier in the day. Mathis is holding a fundraiser for his foundation, ‘The Original Gridiron Gang.’ It’s happening at the Pavilion at Pan Am from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
There are a lot of football camps, but this one has to be extra special for kids to be able to work with some of their own football idols.
For more information visit, theoriginalgridirongang.com.
There’s an amazing organization in town that provides formal wear to people in the community who might not otherwise be able to attend a fancy event because of the cost involved.
It’s called “The Gifted Gown,” and they need your help.
The Gifted Gown Sneaker Ball will be held at the Biltwell Event Center on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. This is their second annual fundraiser.
For tickets and more information visit: thegiftedgown.org
Breast cancer survivors will have their moment in the spotlight at the Pink Ribbon Connection Stars of Pink Fashion Show.
Today Dori Sparks-Unsworth, executive director of the Pink Ribbon Connection and Pam Ellis, owner of The Secret Ingredient joined us today along with three stunning breast cancer survivors who you can expect to see in the upcoming show.
On Saturday, Oct. 9, breast cancer survivors will share their inspiring and courageous stories as they walk the runway dressed in the latest fall fashions at the Pink Ribbon Connection Stars of Pink Fashion Show. The show raises funds to provide direct support to Indiana breast cancer survivors and their families.
The professionally produced show features fashions from local boutique The Secret Ingredient, and all proceeds from the event directly benefit local breast cancer survivors and their families through Pink Ribbon Connection.
Pink Ribbon Connection’s free services, resources and information includes:
- Peer counseling offered by other breast cancer survivors
- Breast cancer and wellness-focused education and information sessions
- Free bras, wigs, prostheses and hats
- Information packets for those going through treatment
WHAT: Pink Ribbon Connection’s Stars of Pink breast cancer survivor fashion show
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Reception begins at 10 a.m., luncheon is at 11 a.m., fashion show begins at around noon. (Balloon release celebrating those who have bravely fought breast cancer occurs at 11:40 a.m.)
WHERE: Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, 350 W. Maryland St.
WHO: Local breast cancer survivors, their families and members of their medical teams.
For more information visit, PinkRibbonConnection.org.
Youth Inspirations Theater is holding an athletic shoe drive fundraiser from September 1 through October 15 to raise money for their production of the Wizard of Oz and Fall Classes.
YIT will earn funds based on the total quantity of gently worn, used, and new sneakers collected. GotSneakers, a social enterprise, will issue funds in compensation for the collected sneakers. Those funds will benefit Wizard of Oz and our Fall Classes. Anyone can help by simply donating gently worn, used, and new sneakers.
GotSneakers has developed a unique fundraising program that asks communities to reach into their closets, not their pockets! The sneaker recycling program helps keeps sneakers out of landfills, which has harmful effects on our environment, and helps organizations like ours raise much needed funds. The program is truly a win – win!
We know that most people have extra sneakers in their closets they would like to donate rather than throw away. By doing so, we raise money for our production of Wizard of Oz and Fall classes and help the environment. It’s a win – win for everyone!
Donations can be dropped off Monday-Thursday 4:00-8:00pm at YIT Studio.
Address: 9625 E 150th St Suite 105 Noblesville, IN 46060.
Learn more about GotSneakers by visiting their website at, gotsneakers.com.
Kids just want to be kids, and they shouldn’t have to be adults too soon. This was part of the great message we got from Erin Wuertz, community engagement manager and Emily Shrock, board member for Coburn Place this morning as they filled us in on their upcoming fundraiser. Thomas Hartman, experience manager at Hotel Tango was also there making the delicious “Watermelon- and Guava-Infused Spiked Lemonade.”
Coburn Place’s popular Lemonade Stand fundraiser is back in person this year. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 16, visit a stand at one of two public locations for a glass of ice-cold lemonade to support the children of survivors of domestic abuse.
This fundraiser ensures the kids start the school year with brand-new shoes, new socks, new clothes and new uniforms. The proceeds from the Lemonade Stand also set them up for success at school, helping with art and school supplies, activities, field trip fees, movie passes for good grades, and much-needed mobile hot spots. Coburn Place serves more than 600 children every year.
The Lemonade Stands will be at Coburn Place at 604 E. 38th St. and Christ Church Cathedral on Monument Circle. The Virtual Lemonade Stand is taking donations from July 1 through July 16 at coburnplace.org/lemons.
“We’re excited for the in-person stands this year and have set our goal at $25,000,” says Coburn Place Interim CEO Marilyn Kuhn. “Most of us remember how exciting it was to pick out new things for the school year, and we want these kids to have that experience, too.”
The children are involved by “leading” teams of grown-ups in a friendly fundraising competition. They designed logos and created names for their teams’ virtual stands. The winner gets to choose the cookies for the post-fundraiser celebration. They’ll also be drumming up business at the Coburn Place location.
In conjunction with the Lemonade Stand, Hotel Tango in Fletcher Place is presenting a Spiked Lemonade Stand on Friday, July 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. Coburn Place receives 20% of the bar sales for this event featuring specialty lemonade-inspired drinks – including a refreshing mocktail.
For more information visit:
- Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @coburnplace
- Facebook: @HotelTangoDistillery
- Instagram: @hoteltangodistillery
- Twitter: @HotelTangoIndy
THIS SEGMENT IS SPONSORED BY COBURN PLACE.
The Indianapolis MLK Center does many amazing things to benefit the young community, today we got the chance to learn about the achievements of their Best Buy Teen Tech Center from Douglas Morris, the Best Buy Teen Tech Center coordinator. We also heard from David Hamilton of Rowe & Hamilton Law about how they’re supporting the MLK Center and why it’s so important to them. Here’s more from them:
The MLK Center is running a Capital Fundraising Campaign from April 5th to the April 22nd. We invite you to join us in impacting lives and make an investment in your community, as we education youth, empower families and build community.
Our total goal is $2.2 million! When we raise $1,000,000 we can get a $1,000,000 matching grant from The United Way of Central Indiana Capital Committee. We’re nearly there. Your support will go a long way.
You can make a one-time gift or a monthly donation that will continue to support our needs in the future. You can also make a multi-year pledge that will count toward our United Way match, or Text ‘MLKCENTER’ to 44-321 to make a one-time gift.
For more information visit the links below:
THIS SEGMENT IS SPONSORED BY THE MLK CENTER.
Dogs love to fetch tennis balls, and their fun could win you a prize.
Patty Spitler of Pet Pals TV joined us today to explain how Grateful Rescue in Muncie and police are teaming up for a fundraiser.
It’s called Fetch, and it’s coming up September 12th.
Grateful Rescue has chosen four police K9’s to fetch tennis balls that you purchase as a donation.
You can buy tennis balls here.
The Gr8 paper push is going virtual! This morning, Margaret Sheehan, executive director of Teachers’ Treasures joined us on Indy Style to explain what’s different for teacher’s this year and why supporting this event is so important.
Each year, teachers spend an average of $500 to $1,000 of their own money on school supplies to support students who attend classes without the needed materials. During the Coronavirus pandemic, the need for school supplies has never been greater.
For the sixth year, WISH-TV is teaming up with Teachers’ Treasures, a free store for teachers, for the Gr8 Paper Push on August 5.
We Need Your Support
Due to the need for social distancing and the fact that many businesses are working with fewer employees in the office or with staff entirely remote, we’ve added new ways to join the Gr8 Paper Push.
- Form or join a Team: CLICK HERE to register your company on our Givebutter page. Encourage employees to donate to see which Gr8 Paper Push team can raise the most money.
- Purchase Supplies or Donate Money: Don’t have a team but still want to donate school supplies? CLICK HERE to buy the most requested classroom supplies or make a monetary donation on our Givebutter Page.
- Collect Supplies: If your company is operating as normal, we will gladly come by and pick up your school supply donations on August 5. Email us your contact information at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Drop Off Supplies to one of our area sponsors through August 7th, at any location listed in Map below.
For every $1 donated, Teachers’ Treasures is able to distribute $15 worth of school supplies to students and classrooms in need.
NOTE: You can watch the Gr8 Paper Push collections on Wednesday in all newscasts, and Indy Style.