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Community Spotlight


February 2012

Eat Healthy All Year round with Green B.E.A.N. Delivery

Green B.E.A.N. Delivery is an online home delivery service that's making it easier than ever for Indianapolis parents to keep their families eating healthy—all year round. The company delivers organic produce and natural groceries to its members' doorsteps, with no delivery fee. Its goal is to make healthy, local and sustainably grown foods convenient, affordable and accessible to Midwest communities, while providing an avenue for local artisans and farmers to share their food crafts with the local community. There is no long-term commitment, so there's no risk.

To sign up or learn more, visit http://greenbeandelivery.com, and click the "Sign-Up Now" link.

The 23rd Annual Summer Camp Fair Returns to the Fashion Mall

On Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Fashion Mall, families from all over Central Indiana will have the opportunity to explore over 75 overnight camps, day camps and summer programs at the 23rd Annual Camp Fair, hosted by Indy's Child. If you are looking for a camp or summer program for your child, exhibitors will be on-hand to answer your many questions face-to-face. At our 23rd Annual Camp Fair, you can plan your child's summer of fun all in one day. To top it off, we will provide lots of fun entertainment from Radio Disney, face painters, our prize wheel, and much more! Every child who attends will also receive a free ID from Kids BMV.

The Goddard School of Indianapolis Hosts Anti-Bullying and Friendship-Focused Goddard Community Games

For the second year, The Goddard Schools® around the Indianapolis-area are taking a proactive approach to bully prevention by offering a week-long celebration beginning on February 6 that places key focus on its FLEXTM Learning Program, a curriculum focused on play-based learning, as well as friendship. The weeklong learning activities will also focus on teaching children about playing well with others and accepting each other's differences.

To learn more about bully prevention in preschool and beyond or The Goddard School, visit http://www.goddardschool.com/games.

National Pancake Day Hopes To Exceed $10 Million In Total Funds Raised For Charity

In what may be the world's largest annual pancake party fundraiser, IHOP will again host its National Pancake Day free pancake giveaway on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at its more than 1,500 IHOP restaurants nationwide. The celebration offers every guest a free short stack IHOP's signature buttermilk pancakes as a way to thank guests for their loyal patronage. In exchange, guests are invited to make an optional contribution to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities.

This year marks IHOP's seventh year offering free pancakes on National Pancake Day. In just six years, IHOP and its guests have raised nearly $8 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local causes. In 2012, IHOP hopes to raise an additional $2.5 million. More than four million free flapjacks were served on National Pancake Day 2011.

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