Outreach Indiana is an organization that provides social services and a safe haven for youth and young adults (ages 14-24) who are experiencing homelessness, in Indianapolis. Outreach staff and volunteers build relationships to help them achieve long-term stability, assist with individual needs such as transportation, social skills, medical appointments, and job interviews.

Program Centers allow youth to take showers, do laundry, use computers, eat, and spend time with staff and friends. They provide lunch bags, clothing, and hygiene items. Youth are empowered to experience life transformation.

During the month of August, we are collecting personal items of greatest need for Outreach Indiana. Requested items below (new or gently used) may be dropped off in our donation bins, inside Door #2, Monday-Friday, between 9-4. Thank you for supporting this essential mission!

· Tents

· Gym shorts – sizes medium – 2XL

· Sweatpants – sizes large & XL

· Women’s deodorant

· Travel size shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion

· Backpacks

· Bus passes: 1-Day Half Fare ($4) and Single Trip Full Fare ($1.75) at https://www.indygo.net/fares-and-passes/ or at stmarkscarmel.org/give with memo “Outreach bus pass”.

Financial donations for Outreach Indiana can be made online at stmarkscarmel.org/give or by using the mission offering envelope in the blue attendance pads.

Visit outreachindiana.org for more information.

Please contact Stephanie Cohen if you would like to know more.