Everett's Drive for Hope
A fundraising drive in memory of Everett Eric
My name is Stephanie Ralich, and I work for St. Elizabeth| Coleman in the International Adoption Program and am also the coordinator of the Donations and Volunteer Program. On 8/11/10, my family’s life changed forever as I delivered a very anticipated and very loved stillborn baby boy. Our son, Everett Eric, had a cord accident at the end of my pregnancy. We were completely devastated.
My husband and I have decided to start “Everett’s Drive for Hope” to continue helping numerous women and children, through St. Elizabeth| Coleman, in honor of Everett’s 7th birthday. There are many items the agency needs, to serve families effectively. You can help with this cause in several ways.
1. Purchase items through our Amazon Wish List, and have them shipped directly to the agency (2500 Churchman Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46203). Click here.
2. You can submit a check to the agency, for us to purchase needed items. Make the check payable to St. Elizabeth| Coleman, and write “Everett” in the memo line.
3. You can go to this link to make an online monetary donation to the drive.
You can collect items on the Amazon Wish List (generic items are welcome) and deliver them to St. Elizabeth| Coleman.
Thank you for your participation in Everett’s Drive for Hope. We are excited to see how many women and children will be helped because of Everett!
International Adoption Coordinator
Volunteer & Donations Coordinator
An annual Halloween Party for adoptive families held at our agency. Everyone, even the staff, dresses up for Halloween fun!
Adoptive families: This event is open to our adoptive families. Invitations will be mailed to the families in Sep./Oct.
Trick-or-treat: The kids trick-or-treat throughout our building, and stop by each office to collect candy from dressed up staff
Games, snacks, and crafts: At the end of trick-or-treating we have fun activities for the families to enjoy, including a "fishing for candy" game.
More information about our 2016 party will be added soon, so be sure to check back! Pictures from 2015 can be seen here.
Birthmother Support Group
RSVP to Cheryl (email@example.com)
You are invited to attend a Birthmother Support Group! This group is designed to give attendees support by meeting with other women who have been through similar experiences. The leader/facilitator is Cheryl Garlinger and she can be reached at 787-3412 ext. 27 (office) or 317-709-1377 (business cell).
The Birth Mother Luncheon is an annual event that honors the women who have placed a child for adoption through our agency (either St. Elizabeth’s, Coleman or St. Elizabeth / Coleman) throughout the years.
This event gives us an opportunity to honor and celebrate these women; acknowledging their courage, love, and strength. This event also gives the women an opportunity to share their stories with other women who have gone through this journey. Each year we have a tasty lunch, entertainment, speakers, sharing time, and gifts.
One of our favorite traditions is our balloon release ceremony. We write names, notes and memories on our balloons and then release them together honoring our loss and love for children placed for adoption.
If you'd like to receive more information and an invitation to the 2017 Luncheon, please email Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org
See photos from the 2016 Luncheon here.
Walking for Dreams
An event that raises money for non-profit organizations in Indianapolis. St. Elizabeth|Coleman brings a team of walkers and joins up with other Catholic Charities!
Check out photos from the 2016 walk here.
Bob Coffman Memorial Golf Scramble
The Bob Coffman Memorial Golf Scramble is an annual golf outing and fundraiser. A portion of the proceeds directly benefit our agency.
REGISTER HERE (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)
View photos of last year's Golf Scramblehere Thank you to everyone that participated and made the event a success!