Nonprofit Spotlight | Kosair for Kids

Kosair for Kids                                                        
982 Eastern Parkway
Louisville KY 40217
(502) 637-7696

Contact Person: Thomas Fanning, Director of Development                                                        
Contact Email:                             

Please use 300 words or less to describe your agency and your impact in the community For 100 years, Kosair for Kids has existed to enhance the health and well-being of children in our community by delivering financial support for healthcare, research, education, social services, and child advocacy. We strive to meet kids where they are and raise them to new heights through life-changing partnerships and programs. We believe that every child should have access to the medical care they need, regardless of financial circumstances. Kosair for Kids is the most comprehensive children’s charity in Kentucky and Southern Indiana and with your help, our goal is to help more kids in our second century than in our first.

Agency Mission Statement or Description: Enhance the health and well-being of children by delivering financial support for healthcare, research, education, social services, and child advocacy.

Year established: 1923.

Counties/regions serviced:  Southern Indiana and all of Kentucky.

Focus areas:

Kosair for Kids strives to help children realize their potential while overcoming their obstacles. Our work focuses on four main pillars, Kosair Kids Advocacy, Kosair for Kids Financial Assistance Program, Kosair for Kids Experience Fund and Kosiar for Kids Grants Program. Through these program areas, we create joy for one child, one family, one day at a time.

Impact in community:

Kosair for Kids is the catalyst that creates a world where children in need live life to the fullest. In 2022, its efforts touched the lives of nearly 200,000 children thanks to generous supporters who want to see every child succeed. 94% of programs supported in 2022 serve children with medical disabilities. Kosair Kids in all 120 Kentucky counties and throughout Southern Indiana experienced the power of joy thanks to generous contributors.

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers have been making a difference at Kosair Charities for 100 years! Share your time, talent, and enthusiasm by helping support the Kosair Kids of Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

For individual or group opportunities or questions regarding any of our volunteer opportunities, please contact Thomas Fanning at or 502-814-9893.

How 1si members can help your organization:  

We would love to invite you to join us at our 9th annual Pie Auction Presented by Mister “P” Express. This one-of-a-kind event will be held on Sunday, November 19th at Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center. This family-friendly event is a great way to get the perfect treat this holiday season. Guests can bid on pies and other desserts baked by local celebrity chefs and well-known bakeries. To find out more information or to purchase tickets, please visit our website at

Nonprofit Spotlight of the Month | Open Door Youth Services

Open Door Youth Services            

2524 Corydon Pike Ste. 108
New Albany, IN 47150
Business Phone: (812) 948–5481


Contact Person: Augie Jones, Communications Manager

Contact Email:

Agency Mission Statement or Description: Open Door Youth Services exists to respond to the needs and promote the healthy development of vulnerable children and youth. It has been helping our community for 40 years through residential, prevention, and outreach programs that add positive influences to the lives of our young people.

Year established: 1982 (40 years).

Counties/regions serviced: We serve the entire state of Indiana through the Indiana Department of Child Services where we house over 200 residents in our residential facility each year. We also serve Floyd County elementary schools with afterschool programming where we provide prevention education, teaching them age-appropriate lessons that will help them to avoid potentially abusive situations.

Focus areas: Youth Development / Social Services

Impact in community: We have been helping our community through residential, prevention, and outreach programs that add positive influences to the lives of our young people. Open Door Youth Services reach as many as 4,000 children a year.

Volunteer Opportunities: 1si members are invited to volunteer at our annual Vince Klein “Run Like a Super Hero” Memorial 5k on September 23rd, 2023 or visit our website’s “Volunteer” page for more opportunities. These opportunities range from youth mentorship, grounds maintenance, or taking our youth on outings. Volunteers must be 21 years or older. If a 1si business has a specific area of expertise that they think can benefit Open Door Youth Services (i.e landscaping, information technology, ect.) and would be interested in providing their services for free, please reach out on our website or at

How 1si members can help your organization: 1si members can support our organization by donating on our website or participating in our annual Vince Klein “Run Like a Super Hero” Memorial 5k on September 23rd, 2023. All proceeds raised will go towards our residential program. Members can run in the 5k or become a sponsor of the event. If sponsored, members of your organization will be allotted free tickets for the 5k.

Nonprofit Spotlight | Operation Parent



Operation Parent
209 S. First Ave.
LaGrange, KY  40031

Contact Person:
Tara Oliver, Director of Fund Development

Describe your agency and your impact on the community.

Operation Parent exists to prevent adolescent and teen addiction, suicide, violence, and more by providing parents of school-aged children ages K-12 with comprehensive, self-published prevention education. The parent handbooks address 25 of today’s toughest parenting challenges, including anxiety, bullying, social media, vaping, marijuana, and more.

The parent handbooks are easy to access, up-to-date, visually appealing, and provide practical tips and advice. Operation Parent gives parents the tools and resources to help them at each stage of child development. The resources are designed to bridge the gap between the world parents grew up in and the world their kids are growing up in today. The visually appealing content helps parents “keep up” to “speak up” and have meaningful conversations with their children.

In addition to the handbooks, parents are encouraged to register for the free monthly webinars designed to allow parents to dig deeper into a particular issue, that mirrors the topics in the handbook and connect with a community of parents for support.

Agency Mission Statement or Description: To love and support parents by providing real-world information, connection, and hope.

Year established: 2006

Counties/regions serviced: Nationwide presence. Corporate office in LaGrange, KY.

Focus areas: Prevention Education

Impact in community: Helping parents navigate their parenting journey in a challenging and changing environment. We help prevent alcohol and drug abuse by educating and empowering parents with tools and resources to converse with their children about tough topics that can become precursors to addiction, suicide, and abuse.

Volunteer Opportunities: Work on special event projects, particularly the annual golf tournament and ball drop.

How 1si members can help your organization: By helping us market our business by sharing our mission. Introductions to Southern Indiana school administration to help open doors for us to educate them about our resources.

Additional information: We offer free webinars from experts in their respective fields on topics such as bullying, social media, body image, drug and alcohol abuse and more. These can be found by visiting our website at:

Nonprofit Spotlight | Southern Indiana Works

Southern Indiana Works
2125 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150
Business Phone: 812-941-6404

Contact Person: Shi Lese Stover, Vice President of Operations
Contact Email:

Please use 300 words or less to describe your agency and your impact in the community.


Agency Mission Statement or Description: 


A workforce that empowers regional businesses to be competitive in the global economy. 


To lead a robust talent development system and cultivate a skilled workforce that advances our community, economy, and quality of life.

Year established: 2006

Counties/regions serviced: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford, Scott and Washington

Focus areas: Region 10

Southern Indiana Works (SIW) provides career, training, and business services to enhance the skills of individual jobseekers to meet the current and future demand of business. We accomplish this by designing, coordinating, and implementing innovative regional workforce initiatives and programs. We are dedicated to providing programs and services that meet the needs of the community and help individuals reach their full potential. Southern Indiana Works WorkOne Career Center offers 1-on-1 career guidance and counseling services, workshops, training services, opportunities, and hiring events for jobs seekers. We provide several customized business solutions designed to help employers attract and recruit employees for their business. SIW supports businesses through HR assistance, hiring events, labor market information, and training grants. We work with employers and job seekers on developing work-based learning opportunities, registered apprenticeships, occupational skills training, tech training and Code Louisville. Last year we served over 3,400 Hoosiers and 530 local businesses.

We have specific programs and services for Youth.  We offer Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) in five local high schools.  We are always looking for volunteers to help with guest speaking, workshops, internships & more. This program focuses is on supporting students so they graduate high school and are on a path to employment, education or training, or the military. We also support older youth with career services, workshops, training, and work experiences. We have impacted over 280 k-12 students & youth.  We offer so much for the community of southern Indiana, and we are here to help businesses and job seekers.

Nonprofit Spotlight | YouthLink Southern Indiana

Youth Link Southern Indiana
1740 Williamsburg Drive, Suite G
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130
Business Phone: 812-280-0028

Contact Person: Lauren Wagoner, Marketing and Development Manager
Contact Email:


Please use 300 words or less to describe your agency and your impact in the community.

Youth Link Southern Indiana is a local youth-serving organization that provides academic support, mental health services, and basic needs resources. Youth Link Southern Indiana partners with all four school districts in Clark County and New Albany High School in Floyd County, providing support to 19 schools and 4,500 students through their vital programming. The organization’s focus is Linking Youth to Pathways of Success by removing barriers for students. Youth Link Southern Indiana was formerly known as Community in Schools in Clark County.


Youth Link provides a variety of programming through their school day services. Resource Coordinators provide 1-on-1 and small group tutoring, distribute Bare Necessities items, and oversee the 321 Read Program. The Bare Necessities program provides coats, shoes, hygiene products, and other basic needs to students. The 321 Read program matches a community volunteer with a struggling reader for a 1-on-1 weekly session. Youth Link Southern Indiana also partners with Centerstone Mental Health to provide licensed, clinical therapists to students in need at no cost.


Youth Link Southern Indiana provides programming outside of the school day. The 21st Century Community Learning Center sites offer after school academic and behavioral interventions for referred students grades 1-12. In addition to homework assistance and tutoring, students participate in a variety of enrichment activities. The Extended Day Learning Program (EDL) provides engaging and enriching before and after school care for elementary students in a nurturing environment.


Agency Mission Statement or Description: 

Linking Youth to Pathways of Success 

Year established: 2002

Counties/regions serviced: Clark and Floyd County


Focus areas: Education, Academic Support, Enriched Activities, Bare Necessities Supply Closets, Mental Health Services, Literacy Mentor Program


Impact in community: We remove barriers for students to reach their full potential.


Volunteer Opportunities: 321 Read matches a community volunteer with a struggling reader for a one-on-one weekly session of reading to and with the student. Each week, the student is given a new book of their own to take home and add to their home library. Once the student is matched with a “reading friend,” we make sure they have a volunteer to read with them for a full three years, from first through third grade, the most critical years for reading mastery.


How 1si members can help your organization:

  • Volunteer for 321 Read Program (just 30 minutes a week at the school of your choice)
  • Donate essential clothing and hygiene items to the Bare Necessities Supply Closets
  • Donate directly to Youth Link Southern
    • A gift of $25 per month provides:
      • 40 new books for our 321 Read Students
      • 10 personal items for low-income youth
      • 1-month student scholarship for our after-school programs
      • 20 hours for 1 student – in-school tutoring or academic support
      • 1 year of school-based therapy – Access for one student for an academic year

Nonprofit Spotlight | New Life International

This special feature showcases 1si’s nonprofit members. Spotlighting members from across the community, 1si’s Nonprofit Member Spotlight reflects the variety of our membership. If you would like to be featured in this section, please email Becky Ellenburg.

Company Name:     New Life International

Address:       6764 S. Bloomington Trail

City/State/Zip:         Underwood, IN 47177

Business Phone:     812-752-7474


Contact Person:      Mark DiStasi, Director of Mission Advancement

Contact Email:


Please use 300 words or less to describe your agency and your impact in the community.

Since 1998, New Life International, Inc.’s mission has been to provide safe water and deliver the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. A very durable, yet cost-effective and simple-to-operate, water purifier was invented by Duvon McGuire that creates chlorine to disinfect water. One purifier has the capability of serving a school, orphanage, clinic, hospital or even an entire community.  In 2020, NLI began to expand its solutions by launching a cutting-edge Innovation Center that introduced automated water purification as well as wound healing, hand sanitation, and surface disinfection solutions.

We envision a world where all people have access to solutions that enhance physical and spiritual well-being.  To that end, our technology has been deployed to over 80 countries globally, including more than 4,000 of our flagship water purification systems. Missionaries, pastors, and church leaders who know of a need for our solutions come to our campus in Underwood, Indiana, for a free, one-day training on proper placement and installation. It is through these relationships that New Life International is able to bring hope and healing to the uttermost parts of the world.

Whether you’re currently on the mission field or your present stage of life doesn’t allow you to go on mission, you can play a part in making a difference in communities around the world.

Agency Mission Statement or Description:

Bringing hope and healing to a world in need through innovative technology and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Year established: 1998

Counties/regions serviced: Scott

Focus areas: International

Impact on community: Added two facilities in Scottsburg in 2022

Volunteer Opportunities:

We are a ministry dependent upon volunteers, just like you or your group.

Portions of the water purifier assembly work are performed by volunteers.

How 1si members can help your organization:

Important tasks often needed through our volunteers include community outreach, grounds maintenance, newsletter preparation, data entry, fundraising, grant writing, and inventory.

Nonprofit Spotlight | Hope Southern Indiana

This special feature showcases 1si’s nonprofit members. Spotlighting members from across the community, 1si’s Nonprofit Spotlight reflects the variety of our membership.

Hope Southern Indiana
1200 Bono Rd
New Albany, IN 47150
Business Phone:     812-948-9248

Contact Person: Angela Graf, Executive Director
Contact Email:


Agency Mission Statement or Description:

Year established:  1964-Downtown Neighborhood Council-Interfaith Community Council and in 2012 as Hope Southern Indiana

Counties/regions serviced: Hope SI serves primarily Floyd & Clark Counties, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) serves Floyd, Clark, Scott, Washington & Jefferson County

Focus areas: Basic Needs-Human Services

Impact in community: We partner with 57 churches, MUW, Dare To Care and collaborate with similar nonprofits caring for our low-income population needing assistance. In 2022, we provided 17,565 services to the community. We distributed more than $955,000 in food through the pantry. We served 2092 unduplicated households with 88% of services in Floyd County. We helped 701 families with basic utility bills to avoid disconnection, assisted 628 families with rent/mortgage payments to avoid eviction, and with our IDVA grant, we were able to provide $41,000 in services to Veterans.  In 2022, we served 783 households for the first time ever; families that had not had to visit a food pantry or social service organization before.

Volunteer Opportunities: We offer many opportunities for volunteers at Hope Southern Indiana.  Through our RSVP program, we offer volunteer opportunities at 130 other organizations in 5 counties.

How 1si members can help your organization: Donate food, and hygiene items, host food drives, and participate in programs such as Pack the Bus, Clothe A Teen, and Spirit of the Season. Volunteer at Hope with your church, organization, or business. Make a monetary donation through our website.

Nonprofit Spotlight | Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc. | February 2023

One Southern Indiana is once again featuring a Nonprofit Spotlight monthly in its One Weekly For and About Members edition.

This special feature showcases 1si’s nonprofit members. Spotlighting members from across the community, 1si’s Nonprofit Spotlight reflects the variety of our membership. If you would like to be featured in this section, please email Becky Ellenburg at

This month’s focus will be Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc. 

Company Name: Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, Inc.
Address: 1401 West Muhammad Ali Blvd Louisville, KY 40203
Business Phone: 502-569-9213
Contact Person: Bailey Hanks
Contact Title: Director of Special Events and Fund Development
Contact Email:

Please use 300 words or less to describe your agency and your impact on the community.

Agency Mission Statement or Description: Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Year established: 1949.

Counties/regions serviced: Areas Served – Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana (

Focus areas: With interactive programs tailored to elementary, middle, and high school students, Junior Achievement introduces young people throughout our community to the realities and possibilities of the working world and personal finance. As the breadth of our communities’ problems seems to grow every day, we believe there is a way to get to the root of these growing issues. With our mission to inspire and prepare young people for success, we work to foster students’ belief in themselves and a sense of purpose to overcome life’s challenges. JA can change “I can’t” to “I can” through a scientifically proven approach by showing students how money, careers, and business ownership work. With the help of volunteer role models in proven programs, there comes a simple shift to a positive attitude.

Impact in community: During the 22-23 school year our goal is to reach 50,000 students from the Greater Louisville/Southern Indiana Community.

How 1si members can help your organization: We are always looking for volunteers to get involved in the classroom, to have a booth at our mega career fair, or participate in a bowling event with their coworkers to raise funds for JA!