Custom Day of Service

Planting trees, creating outdoor classrooms, transforming vacant lots, picking up litter—what can your company do with the opportunity to invest and volunteer? Partner with us!

 

Team building? Check.

Meaningful impact on our community? Check.

Leadership development? Check.

Customized to your needs and interests? Check.

Fun + engaging? Double check!

KIB coordinates customized days of service for your team year-round. Your investment will directly return to you in increased employee satisfaction, productivity, and engagement. This is a unique team-building opportunity for your employees and clients to make an impact in our city.

Custom day of service

We love working with our corporate partners to create days of service that are meaningful and fun for your company, helping people and nature thrive in Indy. We provide the project, training, and tools; you provide the team and positive attitudes. This is a great opportunity for engaging your clients, employees, and their family members.

KIB PROJECTS
KIB staff are skilled and experienced in volunteer project management. Custom day(s) of service are typically hosted on weekdays, 9 a.m. to noon, and include tools, supplies, and water. As our partner, you can select from a variety of opportunities:

• IPL Project GreenSpace: Help eliminate blight and revitalize public spaces to create greenspaces and pocket parks throughout Indy. 5–50 volunteers are typically needed.
KIB GreenKids: Work with local elementary schools to build outdoor classrooms to support
environmental education. 5–20 volunteers are typically needed.

• Community Forestry: Assist KIB as we plant nearly 3,000 trees during spring and fall months. 10–200 volunteers are typically needed.

Habitat Restoration: Remove invasive plants and trees along rivers and streams to open up views of the waterways and improve urban habitats. 25–100 volunteers are typically needed

Park Projects: Beautify Indianapolis public local parks by mulching playgrounds, painting benches and shelters, and planting native plants and trees. 15–50 volunteers are typically needed

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT
We ask that as a Custom Day of Service partner, your company make a financial commitment. Sponsorship levels vary depending on group size. In addition to a high-impact day of service and team-building, your company will receive valuable brand recognition through a diverse stream of marketing and promotion channels, as well as invitations to KIB’s annual Appreciation Event. We would love to design a special day of service customized specifically to meet your company’ goals! 

To learn more about the how your company can engage with KIB, contact Kristina Uland, SVP of Development & External Affairs at kuland@kibi.org or 317.264.7555 x112.

If you would like to sign up a group for our public volunteer days, check out our Project Calendar.

We know you #Lovelocal and we love to #serveindy! At Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, we work to inspire everyone to make Indianapolis cleaner, greener, and more beautiful. But we can’t do it alone! Planting trees, keeping streets litter-free, and adding greenspace to the city takes thousands of volunteers and supporters like you. We understand that as a small business, you have a unique ability to support our work within Indianapolis. For more information on any of our local business initiatives, please e-mail Kristina Uland, SVP of Development & External Affairs at kuland@kibi.org

Giveback Day: We love when you host donation or giveback nights (or days) and would love to chat more with you about how that works.

Leaf Winter Behind: This is our annual spring giveback campaign. Join us for Leaf Winter Behind, KIB’s spring initiative to promote a cleaner environment through partnerships with local businesses like yours. This is a fantastic way for you to show support for KIB’s mission and encourage your customers to do the same.

Giving Tuesday: Designate KIB as your organization of choice for Giving Tuesday, which occurs on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

The Adopt-A-Block program energizes neighborhood volunteers to participate in community activities. Street by street, neighbors inspire each other by setting an example of environmental and community stewardship, dramatically improving their quality of life.

Keep your street litter-free and engage neighbors around your business by becoming an Adopt-A-Block Business.  You’ll receive a cleanup toolkit, a decal to proudly display in your window, and promotion through KIB’s social media!

Adopt-A-Block Business Annual Fee: $250 to support growing the Adopt-A-Block network for residents all over the city.

Are you interested in giving your employees a chance to support KIB’s work through monthly or quarterly payroll deductions? Contact Kristina Uland at kuland@kibi.org or 317-264-7555 x112 for more information.

Have your company match your donation and volunteer hours. 

Did you know that many companies like Roche, Eli Lilly & Company, and Starbucks will match the donations that their employees make to nonprofits? Some also match their employees’ volunteer hours! Check with your company’s human resources department to find out about its matching-gift policy. Contact Kristina Uland at kuland@kibi.org or 317-264-7555 x112. for more information.

IN-KIND DONATIONS
Does your company provide materials that could be useful to KIB’s programs? In-kind donations such as mulch, native plants, tools, construction or design work, or even advertising are resources that help KIB achieve its mission.

To discuss your possible in-kind donation, please contact Kristina Uland at kuland@kibi.org.

COMPANY VOLUNTEER FAIRS
We’d love to share more about KIB with your employees! Contact Abby Dennis, Director of Volunteers, at adennis@kibi.org or 317-264-7555 x123, to invite us over.
 

ELI LILLY & COMPANY

In an effort to engage a large percentage of their employees in a major beautification project, Eli Lilly & Company has partnered with KIB to make a significant impact on the city of Indianapolis.

Since 2008, KIB has been the lead nonprofit partner in Lilly’s citywide day of service. The goal is a team-oriented activity that gives employees a greater sense of pride and involvement in their community.