Pando Aspen Grove of Community Heights (Pando) is a Permanent Supportive Housing program to provide both housing and an array of voluntary supportive services to young adults who have experienced homelessness. The Pando facility, located at 5626 E. 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN, celebrated its Grand Opening on July 28, 2021, and offers 30 one-bedroom apartments to serve people ages 18-24, with special focus on those aging out of the child welfare/foster care system. The program includes an on-site food pantry, as well as supportive services to assist tenants with educational and employment goals, accessing healthcare and legal aid, and helping them connect with others in the community to build "social capital". Programming is completely voluntary, and will include social/recreational activities, nutrition/cooking classes, and budgeting and financial management.
Our new tenants are arriving - but we need your help. Pando has an on-site food pantry - but the shelves are looking bare! We need your assistance to "pack the pantry" and fill up those empty shelves. Donations can be dropped off at Pando - please contact our Client Engagement and Community Programs Manager to make arrangements. We can also coordinate a pick-up at your church or business!
We currently need the following food items in the Pando pantry:
- Canned meat (tuna/chicken)
- Pasta and sauce
- Macaroni & cheese
- Canned Soup
- Canned Fruit/Vegetables
- Canned pasta (spaghettios, ravioli)
- Hamburger helper
- Instant mashed potatoes
Additionally, we need the following household/health and beauty products:
- Laundry Detergent
- Fabric Softener Sheets
- Dish Detergent
- Dishwasher Detergent
- Feminine Hygiene products
- Bar Soap
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- Diapers and Wipes/Pull-ups (some of our tenants are parents!)
Stay tuned for more details about volunteer opportunities by checking out our volunteer portal. Register on the portal to become one of our dedicated volunteers. Soon we will be posting volunteer opportunities to support the Pando pantry. Additionally, we seek to develop a mentoring program in the coming months.
Click here to contact the Client Engagement and Community Program Manager for more informtion about how you can help!
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