Happy 100th Birthday, United Way!
As far as birthdays go, this one takes the cake. On April 20, United Way hosted a fun-filled 100th anniversary celebration at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that drew thousands from across Central Indiana.
At 11 am, a parade began moving down the track, filled with representatives from United Way agencies like Noble. Noble Recreational Therapist Lauren White and 15-year-old Iyahna B. (shown above) carried Noble's sign. They were followed by 100 local "heroes," chosen for their impact on our community. After the parade, attendees were invited to make their way from the grandstands onto the track where 2,450 still-collapsed umbrellas had been strategically placed.
Once everyone had taken up position where an umbrella had been laid, emcee and WISH-TV Sports Director Anthony Calhoun gave the countdown: 3...2...1. Umbrellas popped up, forming a stunning visual representation of United Way's 100th anniversary logo. The approximately 50 Noble staff members and people we serve in attendance were thrilled to have participated in this fantastic celebration!
Begin Your Adventure at Noble Camps
Charlotte is a petite 10-year-old with autism and an impressive vocabulary. Her favorite Noble Summer Camp is Art because she learned how to "create an owl from paper plates and corrugated cardboard." This will be her 6th year of attending, and she can't wait.
Registration is now open, with camps ranging from a more general Do-It-All Camp to specialty weeks like this year’s newest offering: All About Animals. Field trips, special guests, structured activities and free time keep campers happy and exhausted. The 4:1 camper to staff ratio ensures a safe, fun environment for kids of all abilities. Camps fill quickly so register today!
Exercising Our Green Thumbs
In 2012, the Dow AgroSciences Lawn and Landscape Club and Noble partnered to create a Sensory Garden at Noble East. Every year since, club members return in the spring and fall to rake leaves, refresh the mulch, prune bushes and add new plants. It's a partnership we truly value.
Looking for ways to share your time and talent? We love the 650+ volunteers who've helped us in the past year so call us at 317-375-4231 or email us if you're interested.