Indy DO Day
October 10 – 12th 2013
An Indianapolis grassroots coalition is seeking to unite and mobilize 100,000 volunteers for community-wide service initiative – called Indy DO Day. Organizers envision that the people-powered initiative will for the first time energize the entire community to come together in service over the course of three days – October 10-12, 2013
Neighbors are asked that if they are doing work on smaller projects in their community over that weekend, to take pictures, engage in social media, and talk about their projects on various social media sources. In the case of larger projects, neighborhoods, small business, and/or organizations are asked to go to the NESCO website (http://www.nescocommunity.org) and register their project with Indy DO Day. Businesses and other larger organizations can then go to the Indy DO Day website and look to see how they can help. Businesses can also submit listings of supplies that they are able to commit to projects. On the Near Eastside, neighborhood organizations are looking for ways that they can give back to their own communities during this event.
The goal of Indy DO Day is for residents of Indianapolis to get to know their neighbors, take ownership of their neighborhoods and take care of one another. A community service project can be anything from hyper-local, neighborhood-focused projects that can be as varied as getting your hands dirty through a beautification project to donating your skills or materials to a local charity to giving your time to help a neighbor in need.
Do you have an idea for a project in your own neighborhood? Submit them here on the NESCO website! Just click on “Submit an Idea” and fill in the blanks. Ideas will be posted, collected, and grouped based on topic. Then organizations will be able to help neighbors address those ideas through Indy Do Day.