Backpacks Boosting Self-Esteem

The first day of school should be filled with excitement and not the fear of standing out in a crowd. Something as simple as a backpack filled with the most basic of supplies can create a level playing field for children of all ages when starting a new school year. […]

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A Simple Pair of New Shoes

Chanya and Mercedes were on the hunt for matching shoes Tuesday morning. After a long search, the twosome, both 10, found the perfect pair of black tennis shoes, one with pink accents and one with purple. They giggled with excitement. Chanya turned to the volunteer helping her get the right […]

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Christmas In July

Think about this: Indiana’s poverty rate is 16.3 percent according to the 2010 census. For children, it’s 26.3 percent. Last year, the Salvation Army was able provide homes for 27 families and 10 individuals through its low-income housing program at the Barton Center Apartments in Indianapolis. Want to know how […]

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Giving in Great Spirits

A tiny ceramic bunny lay on the table in front of Ruth. With a paintbrush in hand, the 12-year-old hovered over the small puddles of paint trying to decide on the right shade to bring her white bunny to life. Ruth is one of a roomful of children her age […]

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