Angie’s List to Paint Two Murals and Help Dozens of Organizations with Community Improvements for Indy Do Day

INDIANAPOLIS – September 27, 2016 – Nearly 1,000 Angie’s List employees will spend part of their work week participating in dozens of Indy Do Day activities that range from basic clean up to painting two huge murals on the city’s East Side, to food collection and/or prep and mentoring.

Media are invited to join in the various activities. Highlights are the two mural projects:

  • On Wednesday, from 1 to 4 p.m.: A team will sketch a mural depicting a train heading out of the city and home fronts on other to be painted on the Shelby Street bridge underpass about a block south of the intersection of Washington and Shelby streets and Southeastern Avenue.
  • On Thursday, starting at 1 p.m., crews will be filling in the sketch on the Shelby Street bridge underpass . The train: canary yellow. The houses: various colors.
  • On Friday, starting at 1 p.m., President & Chief Executive Officer Scott Durchslag and Chief Marketing Officer & founder Angie Hicks will lead a paint crew at Horizon House, 1033 E. Washington St., which will result in a multi-colored horizon on the exterior of the homeless services facility.
  • Renderings of the mural projects are available upon request.

“We’re proud that so many of our team members are so committed to improving our neighborhood, and want to especially thank Sherwin Williams and EquiTeam, LLC, for donating materials and labor to help with the Shelby Street bridge and Horizon House mural projects,” Hicks said. “It’s great to see companies we work with step up as quickly as our employees do.”

Angie’s List is celebrating its 10th year of organized volunteering with dozens of nonprofits and two public schools near its corporate headquarters. The Rotary Club of Indianapolis has led Indy Do Day since 2013. Incorporating the communitywide event made perfect sense for the company’s already extensive volunteerism, Hicks said.

Most of the Angie’s List work is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, with some set for later in October. Many of the organizations to receive the hands-on help were among other nonprofits that recently shared in $150,000 in community grants from the Angie’s List Foundation, which oversees the company’s volunteer activities. In addition to the in-the-field experiences, Angie’s List staffers will collect pasta for Second Helpings to help cover its winter food needs.

The full Angie’s List Do Day schedule:

Wednesday, September 28: Keep Indianapolis Beautiful bridge mural project from 1 to 4 p.m.: A team will sketch a mural to be painted on the Shelby Street underpass.

Thursday, September 29

  • Arsenal Tech High School at 1500 E. Michigan St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Two teams will overhaul the concession stand, sort athletic equipment and do yard work.
  • Horizon House at 1033 E. Washington St. from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: A team will prepare an exterior wall to be painted with a colorful mural depicting a horizon on the exterior of the center, which helps homeless people get back on their feet.
  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful project at Shelby Street and Southeastern Avenue from 1 to 5 p.m.: Teams, including some Eli Lilly & Co. volunteers, will paint murals on the Shelby Street underpass.
  • Indiana Latino Institute at 401 W. Michigan St. from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.: Teams will work with program participants to mentor them on professional development and other issues to help them successfully enter the workforce.
  • Indianapolis Public Library Resource Center at 2450 N. Meridian St. from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.: Two teams will prepare library cards for students.
  • John Boner Neighborhood Center at 2236 E. 10th St. from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.: Teams will interact with adult residents, prepare gift baskets and participate in clean-up projects.
  • Near East Side Area Renewal between Jefferson and Hamilton streets from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Teams will perform clean-up work for the group that focuses on improving the community and its housing stock.
  • Outreach Inc. at 2822 E. NY St. from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.: Teams will help prepare 200 breakfast burritos and participate in clean-up activities for the organization that help homeless youth.
  • Recycle Force at 1125 Brookside Ave. from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.: Two teams will help collect donations and organize the warehouse of the organization that employs formerly incarcerated people in the recycling industry.
  • Teachers Treasures at 1800 E. 10th St. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Teams will organize donations for the group that helps teachers provide needed school supplies for students.

Friday

  • Angie’s List Campus Garden – 1030 E. Washington St. from 1 to 2:30 p.m.: A team will prepare the company’s vegetable garden.  
  • Arsenal Tech High School at 1500 E. Michigan St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Two teams will overhaul the concession stand, sort athletic equipment and do yard work.
  • Children’s Bureau at 1575 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Volunteers will help organize a gift closet, repair furniture and organize the group’s inventory destined to help needy Hoosier children.
  • Dove Recovery House at 14 N. Highland St. from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.: Two teams will help the substance abuse recovery organization prepare to relocate
  • East 10th United Methodist Children and Youth Center at 2327 E. 10th Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: A team will paint the organization’s youth center.
  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Adopt-a-Block from 9 a.m. to noon: Angie’s List was the first Indianapolis business to adopt an entire city block through the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful program. Teams will improve the area within Pine, Dickson, Washington and Market streets.
  • Englewood Community Development Corp. at 201 S. Rural St. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Two teams will help prepare raised garden beds for winter and do general clean-up for the organization that supports needy families.
  • Exodus Refugee Immigration at 1125 Brookside Ave. from 1 to 4 p.m.: Teams will organize donations for the group that helps immigrants start new lives.
  • Habitat for Humanity at 664 E. 24th St. from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 pm.: A team will paint the outside of a newly built home for a needy family.
  • Horizon House at 1033 E. Washington St. from 1 to 4 p.m.: A team will paint a mural depicting a horizon on an exterior wall of the center, which helps homeless people get back on their feet.
  • Indianapolis Public Library Resource Center at 2450 N. Meridian St. from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: two teams will prepare library cards for students
  • Indy Reads at 911 Massachusetts Ave. from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 2:30 to 5 p.m.: Two teams will sort an organize books for the literacy program.
  • Partners in Housing at 2811 E. 10th St. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Two teams will paint interior walls of The Burton Apartments, which provide housing for formerly homeless people and prepare welcome baskets for new residents.
  • Peace Learning Center at 6040 Delong Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: A team will work with students at the organization that focuses on peace education.
  • Recycle Force at 1125 Brookside Ave. from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.: Two teams will help collect donations and organize the warehouse of the organization that employs formerly incarcerated people in the recycling industry.
  • Riley Area Development Corp. at 1901 E. Washington St. from 9 a.m. to noon: A team will help weed and clean up Willard Park.
  • Ronald McDonald House at 435 Limestone St. from 9 a.m. to noon: A team will help with light cleaning of the organization that provides housing to families of hospitalized children.
  • Shepherd Community Center at 4107 E. Washington St. from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: A team will help the day center for homeless families move into a new addition.

Monday, October 3: Indianapolis Public Library project done at Angie’s List Landmark Offices at 1099 N. Meridian St. from 1 to 4 p.m.: Teams will remove tags from backpacks used in the library’s student-focused programs.

Tuesday, October 4: Mural sealing at Horizon House, 1033 E. Washington St., and the Shelby Street underpass from 3:30 to 5 p.m.: Teams will apply sealant to preserve the murals.

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About the Angie’s List Foundation

The Angie’s List Foundation primarily supports nonprofit groups on Indianapolis’ Near East Side – home to the company’s corporate headquarters – through community grants funded by corporate dollars and employee-driven fundraising efforts. The Angie's List Foundation is administered by the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), a 501(c) 3 public charity. The Angie’s List Foundation also spearheads volunteering and other forms of support for organizations on the Near East Side including school supply and food drives for local schools and other organizations that serve those in need. Since 2015, the Foundation has provided nearly $200,000 in donations to area nonprofits.

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