January 21, 2021  |  News


“The power of local partnerships causes a ripple effect of blessings throughout the county”, says Jodi Gietl, President & CEO for the Community Foundation of Boone County. “Seeing partners rally together in such a short timeframe to bless local nonprofit organizations is exactly what our community needs.”

Several times each year, the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Whitestown notifies CFBC of a donation ready for pickup. Beginning in 2020, CFBC began partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Boone County to utilize the Habitat box truck to pick up the donations. Volunteers help unload and organize the donations for Boone County-serving nonprofits to then go through and take what their organization can use.

The most recent donation on January 15th was the largest received to date, consisting of six pallets full of everything from shoes to towels, school and cleaning supplies, and more. The donations are typically disbursed out of Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center in Lebanon, but due to the size of this donation, a larger place was needed. Thanks to Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center and the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office, the Zionsville Police Department was secured for distribution.

Volunteers, board members, and CFBC staff showed up in masks to unload the six pallets and organize it for distribution. Within the first hour of opening, over 30 nonprofits arrived to come for a share, including Boone County Senior Services, Inc., Aspire, and We All Matter in Advance. “We try to ensure that nonprofits are able to get what they need to help the residents of our local communities”, said Julie Reagan, Director of Marketing for CFBC. “It was so great to see the nonprofits jump in and help. Because this load was so large, the nonprofit jumped in to help finish unloading and organizing before taking items for their organization. It was truly a blessing and an unforgettable experience!”

There are many ways local residents can jump in to help local nonprofit organizations. We encourage you to click here to view a list of Boone County nonprofits, find one that interests you, and contact them directly to learn about volunteer opportunities!


Since 1991, the Community Foundation of Boone County has granted over $25 million from its various funds to nonprofit organizations and programs working to solve critical challenges in Boone County. Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation currently holds over $25 million in assets and awards an average of $1 million back into the local community each year. In the past 30 years, we have worked with donors to create permanent funds for charitable giving. The establishment and growth of permanent endowment funds will strengthen Boone County for generations to come.