Providing shelter & housing to homeless youth

How You Can Help

Financial Contributions

While many people want to help by donating used clothes and household items, the single most effective way to assist the youth and families in crisis at Stopover is to financially support our work. The cost associated with serving youth and their families annually continues to escalate, and financial assistance is vital to these families obtaining permanent housing and self-sufficiency.

Please consider a financial donation in order for us to continue this important work. Contributions can be mailed directly to our office. Please make your donation payable to:

Stopover, Inc.
2236 E. 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201

You may also consider purchasing some of these items that are available on our Wish List. All contributions that we receive are tax deductible as allowed by law.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Tutoring

As a program requirement, youth are engaged in an educational program as a means to attain their high school diploma, general equivalency diploma or secondary education credits. As such, there is a designated study hour each evening to encourage learning. Volunteers are needed to assist youth with homework or other school related tasks.

 

Computer Literacy and Support

The Transitional Living Program is in the process of completing a computer lab in which residents may access computers to complete homework, hone computer skills, search and apply for employment and search for housing. Volunteers are needed to assist in these activities as well as teach basic computer skills when needed.

 

Life Skills Education

Participants learn information and resources about skills needed to live independently and successfully upon exit from the program. Classes typically address financial management, employment and job training, healthy life styles, nutrition, exercise, and group discussion on topics of interest to young people. Volunteers are needed to lead a “class” in their area of expertise.

 

Beautification

Help Stopover “spruce up” our home! Plant a garden or flowers, clean windows, paint a room, create art work, decorate, obtain needed household items….help the youth make this their home.

 

Activity Coordinator

Volunteers are needed to lead an activity or teach a new skill such as yoga, dance, music, crafts, art or even organize a volleyball game, kickball, bowling – the skies the limit!

 

Events

Volunteers are needed to organize an event or drive in which proceeds benefit Stopover. Examples include a dance, carwash, run/walk, concert, sock drive, hygiene product collection or even recruiting other friends and family with special skills or goods to donate. Volunteer to help at special events such as the Friends of Stopover Celebration.

 

Office

Volunteer are needed to assist with filing, answering phones or for special projects.

Most importantly, be present! Our youth are looking for positive role models and relationships. Help model success by being who you are. Show the youth they are valued by making a commitment to them to be there.

Wish List
Hygiene Supplies

Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Shampoo
Conditioner
Bath Soap
Deodorant
Brushes
Combs
Ethnic Hair Care Products
Cotton Balls
Qtips
Facial Cleaner
Feminine Hygiene Supplies

 

Cleaning Supplies

Dish Soap
Disinfectant
Toilet Cleaner
Window Cleaner
Deodorizer
Floor Cleaner

 

Paper Goods

Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Facial Tissues
Napkins

 

 

Linens

Full Size Bath Towels
Face Clothes
Twin Size Sheets
Twin Size Comforters

 

Clothing
(all sizes male and female)

School Uniforms
Slacks
Sweaters
Blouses
Polo Shirts
Belts
Socks
Undergarments
Jackets

 

Laundry Supplies

Laundry Detergent
Fabric Softener
Bleach
Dryer Sheets

 

 

School Supplies

Backpacks
Paper
Pens and Pencils
Calculators
Binders
Highlighters

 

Employment Tools

Alarm Clocks
Watches
Umbrellas
Interview and Work Attire
Bus Passes

 

Food

Canned and Fresh Fruit
Canned and Fresh Vegetables
Canned and Fresh Meat
Breakfast Cereal and Bars
Single Serve Hot Cereal
Milk and Juice

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