In the current economic climate, nonprofits are working to do more with less. Partnering with local service organizations might help maximize resources and sustain services.
Check the list below for information about our local services organizations’ interests to see if they match up with your organization’s work.
Local Service Organizations:
- The Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America
- Junior League of Fort Wayne
- Kiwanis International
- The Links, Incorporated
- Lions Clubs International
- Optimist International
- Rotary International
The Elks are dedicated to the principles of charity, justice, and brotherly love. They maintain scholarship funds for graduating seniors, distribute literature and organize events to increase drug awareness, offer a variety of youth programs, and also have programs for veterans.
Hoop Shoot – More than three million kids participate each year in this free-throw contest.
College Scholarships – On a national level as well as in our own community, Elks give more than any other private organization in the US.
Drug Awareness – Since 1983 Elks across the country have distributed over 200 million pieces of literature, free of charge to school children, their teachers, and parents.
Helping Veterans – Elks contribute over $18 Million each year to programs to help vets in medical centers, outpatient clinics and State Veterans’ Homes.
Cancer Research – Indiana Elks have given over $7 Million to IU and Purdue Medical Research to fund start up projects to find a cure for cancer.
Lodge Contact Information
- Telephone: (260)220-0791 (Lodge)
- Telephone: (260)220-0791 (Office)
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?LodgeNumber=0155
JLFW is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
The Junior League of Fort Wayne seeks to partner with community organizations with similar values to effectively impact our community.
They currently offer three Partnership Opportunities:
- Community Project Collaborations
- Done-In-A-Day Projects
- Community Opportunity Grants
For contact information: http://jlfw.org/co_home.php
Kiwanians are volunteers serving children and communities. They take part in activities to better the lives of under privileged children. These activities include: creating shelter for the homeless, feeding the hungry, mentoring children, caring for the sick, building playgrounds, raising money for pediatric research, and creating programs that teach youth to be leaders.
There are several chapters in the Fort Wayne area. For more information on the various chapters and meeting schedules: http://sites.kiwanis.org/Kiwanis/en/MembershipInterest/FindAClub.aspx?q=fort%20wayne&r=20&u=0
The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. They are role models, mentors, activists, and volunteers who work towards a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership. Links members contribute more than 500,000 documented hours of community service annually — strengthening their communities and enhancing the nation.
Fort Wayne Chapter Presidents: Linda Stanley & Jomare Bowers-Mizzell
Lions Clubs are present in over 205 countries world-wide, and they strive to address the issues that challenge communities throughout the world. The Lions take part in community activities ranging from cleaning up the environment to helping victims of disasters. They are known for their work to end preventable blindness.
There are 13 chapters in the Fort Wayne area that have various meeting schedules. For more information on the different chapters search the term ” Fort Wayne” in their directory: https://directory.lionsclubs.org/?language=EN
Club # 04215 Club Name: Fort Wayne, IN
Club President: Linda J. Hammer
Meeting Location:Halls of Coventry;
Monday every other month; Noon
Club # 04500 Club Name: Fort Wayne-Southside, IN
Club President: Ron R. Perkins
Meeting Location: Renaissance Weekly; Tuesday; @ 7:00 Am
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.
Club Name: Anthony Wayne
Meetings: Wed 12:00PM Hall’s Guest House, Fort Wayne
Club Name: Fort Wayne
Meetings: Mon 12:00PM Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St.
Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. The clubs are sponsored by a local Rotary club. The two partner in service to their communities. Rotaract focuses on the local community by addressing their communities specific physical and social needs while at the same time working to promote peace and understanding through friendship and service at an international level. There are various opportunities to become involved with the Rotaract club.
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SERTOMA: A curious worduntil three very important words come together in unison: SERvice TO MAnkind. Sertoma’s primary service project is assisting the more than 50 million people with hearing health issues. Sertoma also sponors community projects to promote freedom and democracy, to assist youth and to benefit a variety of other local community needs, as identified by the individual clubs.
For contact information: http://fortwaynesertomaclub.com/contacts.html
Meetings: Every Tuesday Rib Room 1235E State Blvd Fort Wayne, IN