Getting Back into the Community

Getting Back into the Community

While COVID-19 has kept New Hope cautiously inside our bubble, we are finally feeling safe enough to get back into the swing of things. This May, New Hope enjoyed Friends of the Fox, an annual tradition that allows our clients and caregivers to enjoy time behind the scenes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the practice days leading up to the Indy 500. After two years without this long-standing tradition, New Hope’s individuals and staff were relieved and excited to be able to return to this beloved activity. Thank you to volunteer Bill Ray and his colleagues for making this tradition possible!

Our friends at Payne Road Day Services also enjoyed some Indianapolis May fun with an Indy 500 party that included a visit from 500 Festival princesses, rides in an official pace car and a LOT of race-themed fun! Thanks to volunteer Val Strohl for generously organizing these special activities for the individuals we serve!

As COVID restrictions lift further, our AIM groups have been enjoying more time in the community as well. Recently, they’ve visited Newfields to see the Van Gogh exhibit, Oinking Acres Farm Rescue & Sanctuary to spend some time with the pigs, Boss Battle Games to enjoy the arcade with friends, Major Taylor Velodrome for the IndyCycloplex tour, and Gleaners Food Bank to assemble hundreds of boxes to help with food distribution. They’ve been discovering some new places and revisiting old favorites (check out the IndyStar write-up on AIMster Adria and her work with Buttermilk Mountain), but most importantly, they’ve been enjoying the community that they love!

There are so many fun and exciting things happening at New Hope of Indiana this summer, and we hope you’ll be a part of it. You can still register your camper or sign up to volunteer at Camp Catalyst, our first summer camp for kids of all abilities starting June 20th. You can also find more ways to volunteer on our website or even join our team by applying online!

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