Ways to Transform Lives & Communities

…where you can DIRECTLY impact the families of Northwest Indiana.

To fulfill a wish, please contact our offices at 219-886-1111 or CLICK HERE to contact us via email (under “Inquiry Type”, select “Friend of IPI-NWI”).

FOR FAMILIES (specific items needed by the families IPI-NWI serves)

  • Bus Passes
  • Gas Cards
  • Dental Services
  • Healthcare Exams
  • Appliances
  • Beds
  • Socks
    (for Schools and Businesses interested in becoming a “Sock-It-To-Me Drive” drop-off location, a box to collect the socks will be supplied)
  • Entry-Level Employment Opportunities for Teens and Parents
  • Daycare
  • Performance Incentives for Parents
    (e.g., gift cards: Wal-Mart, Strack & Van Til’s, Meijer, Family Express, etc., gift certificates, door prizes, etc.)
  • Van Pick-Up
  • Public School Uniforms
    (all sizes, new or gently used)
  • Arts and Crafts Items for Children
  • Books for Adults and Children
    (for literacy)
  • 100 10- to 12-Inch Stuffed Bears from Ms. Teddy Bear
  • Professional Clothing
  • Housing
  • Hangers

FOR IPI-NWI (items needed to sustain programming and general operations)

  • Tripod
  • Bookcase
  • Parent Education Materials
  • Kiosk for Resource Brochures
  • TV, VCR and DVD Player
    (for Parenting Classes)
  • Office/Classroom Space
    (with weekend and evening access, and Outdoor Area)
  • First Class Postage Stamps
  • Child Educational/Safety Toys
    (for the Children’s Room)
  • Transportation Assistance
    (for field trips)
  • Postage Machine
  • 2-Person Classroom Table and Chairs
  • General Office Supplies
  • Duplicating Services
  • 2- or 4-Drawer Filing Cabinets
  • Large Beige Lateral Filing Cabinet
  • Storage Shelves
  • Folding Machine
  • Good, Quality Multicultural Health Education Videos and DVD’s
    (covering various topics such as Anger, Tobacco Use, Homelessness, Positive Self Image, Making Good Decisions, and that focus on positive opportunities for parents and teen parents)
  • Auction Items
    (for fundraising events)
  • Chairs
    (for program participants)

CLICK HERE for the Friends of IPI FAQ page…

Cash Donations | Product Donations | Service Donations