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Charitable Causes

Here is what we did in 2018; our 2019 charity information is being worked on and will be available soon!

Geeks 4 Good

All of us at Indy PopCon are proud members of our community. Like Indy PopCon itself many of us have different Geeky things that we are passionate about.  While we all may have different priority in our passions we are united in our support of those pursuits. So our charity donations have a similar focus, we will support ANY IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with our charitable programs.

 Auction Donation

If your non-profit organization will be hosting a fundraising auction we will donate 4 three day tickets to be auctioned off.  We will also include a random autographed photo of one of our past guests with a description of Indy PopCon to help raise more funds for your organization.

 Indy PopCon Promotion Giveback Program

If you or your group would like to promote Indy PopCon we will give your group a special program code for your group.  15% of all sales using your code will be donated to your non-profit group 30 days after Indy PopCon.

 If your school or organization is interested in either of our Indy PopCon Geeks 4 Good programs, please submit a donation request to info@indypopcon.com no later than 30 days prior to your event.. Your request must be written on your school or organization’s official letterhead and should include the following:

  • The specific purpose for the donation and how it will be used.
  • If you are applying for the Auction Donation or Promotion Giveback Program
  • Proof of the organization’s Federal Tax ID number.
  • A contact name including address, phone number and email, if available.
  • Information, if any, concerning past or current involvement with Indy PopCon.
  • A logo of your organization if you would like to be added to our charitable giving page.

 Check that all details have been included in your letter. Unfortunately, requests that do not include all the above details will not be considered.

 Thank you for reaching out to Indy PopCon and letting us be a part of your passion!

Summer Blood Drive

Indy PopCon Blood Drive
Saturday – June 9, 2018 
11:00PM – 5:00PM

Bloodmobile on Maryland St. side of Indiana Convention Center

Click here to sign up!

Indy PopCon Blood Drive
Sunday – June 10, 2018 
10:00AM – 3:00PM

Bloodmobile on Maryland St. side of Indiana Convention Center

 

Click here to sign up!

Eligibility

Feel free to contact: Dotti Laas (dlaas@indianablood.org)

Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana

The Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana was created in 2006 to offer education, advocacy and support for all Hoosiers affected by epilepsy. Programs include FREE Seizure Recognition & First Aid trainings, youth & family programs, support groups, a family weekend camp at Center for Courageous Kids, and an anual Indiana Epilepsy Expo. In addition, the Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana has several Community Action Network groups across Indiana – engaging and empowering volunteers to raise awareness and help move our mission forward. Our fundraising events are also designed to raise awareness and educate the public about epilepsy. Annual events include a Gala and the Indiana Epilepsy Walk.

Indy Extra Life

This Guild exists to help heal sick and injured kids by recruiting gamers in the Indianapolis, Indiana area to join the Extra Life movement.
 

Interested in getting more involved? Introduce yourself on our Guild Forums, our Facebook Group or check the Calendar to see when and where our next event is taking place. It takes just a moment to join the community and you’ll meet other Extra Lifers in your area with the same passion and desire to help heal sick and injured kids. You’ll also find a wealth of other sections on various topics like gaming, how to maximize your Extra Life participation and thousands of other committed Extra Lifers just like yourself.

K9s For Warriors

K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of service dogs to military veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11. Our program is unique, and no other organization operates quite like K9s For Warriors. Every warrior that walks through the door is family. We provide them with a service canine, equipment, training, certification, seminars, legal instruction, vet care, housing, home cooked meals, unconditional love and listening, and life-time of wrap-around services (including available life-long healthcare and food for their dogs).

The K9s program is 100% free for the veteran. We have our warriors’ backs.

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Signing Away Hunger

Gregg Nowling is a high school librarian and part time real estate broker in Indianapolis Indiana. He works for his alma-mater, Arsenal Technical High School, which has a 65% Free/Reduced Lunch Rate. He is also the proud parent of six children, married to his high school sweetheart and a life long autograph collector.

“The first autograph I ever received was when I was four or five, and it was a napkin signed by former University of Louisville head basketball coach, Denny Crum. My parents brought it home from some dinner where they met him. From that point on I was totally hooked. I love collecting autographs, meeting the people and displaying them. It’s my single greatest passion as a hobby. When it hit me I could take that passion and help feed my students, it was like Doc Brown discovering the Flux Capacitor. I know….heavy.”

Amy England lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her amazing husband Jeremy, their beautiful daughter Samantha, Calico Callie and 13 tropical fish. She currently works as Marketing/Social Media Manager and Vintage Instrument Appraiser at her family business Arthur’s Music Store in Fountain Square. 

“I began gathering autographs seriously when I started attending the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade shows in the early 1990’s. As a fan of rock-n-roll, the NAMM show in Los Angeles was the most epic place on the planet. To be in the same STATE with musicians like Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Lita Ford, Slash and George Lynch was a dream come true, much less actually speaking to them and getting their autographs! In those moments in time, I became my own hero. Every autograph collected was/is a physical connection to the celebrity signing. Signing Away Hunger allows people to feel their favorite celebrity connection and help kids in the US who need food.”

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Child Advocates

In child abuse cases in Indianapolis, both the parents and the State of Indiana are represented by legal counsel. There was a time when the children had no one to represent them. That changed in 1982 with the creation of Child Advocates.

Child Advocates, formerly known as the Guardian Ad Litem Project, was founded by the Indianapolis Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) in 1982, because NCJW and the courts recognized the need for abused and neglected children to have independent representation. In 1988, NCJW turned over the Guardian Ad Litem Project to the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society. In 1982 the project was incorporated as Child Advocates, Inc. and became a stand-alone agency.

Child advocates number one goal is to provide independent, child-focused representation to every child who has suffered abuse and/or neglect. Child Advocates is the only agency to hold contract with the Indianapolis Juvenile Court to provide this service.

Child Advocates is a 501 (c) (3) agency and is certified by the National CASA Association and the Indiana State Office of GAL/CASA.

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