Youth Enhancement and Training Initiative (YETI)

Announcements


  • On March 8, 2017, YETI donated $150 to Ray of Hope Medical Missions via Miss Indiana, Brianna DeCamp.
  • On March 8, 2017, YETI donated $500 to the Central Indiana Fuller Center for Housing.
  • On Monday, March 21, 2016, YETI donated $1,875 to Holy Family Shelter in Indianapolis.  These proceeds were from the 1st Annual CERTO-PAPA-WOLFF St. Patrick’s Day Event.
  • On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, YETI donated $625 to help with expenses for the expected newborn of a family who lost its father in a tragic fire.
  • On February 10, 2016, YETI donated $250 to Hoosier Burn Camp.
  • July 2015, YETI donated to the Ball State Collegiate 4-H Club to be used for fleece and stuffed animals at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.
  • On Friday, July 24, 2015, $850 in earthquake relief for kids was sent by YETI to Nepal, as well as a partial pre-payment of 2016 operating expenses.
  • On Friday, on July 24, 2015, YETI donated $500 to the Miller family to help pay for medical expenses related to their daughter’s month long stay at Riley Children’s Hospital due to a yet to be diagnosed illness.
  • On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, YETI donated $500 toward the expenses of 8 year old Michael Dieter to obtain a heart transplant.
  • May 18, 2015 article on YETI orphans safe, building damaged during Nepal earthquakes- from Current in Zionsville.
  • Read about our own Jeff Papa, YETI President, in the Indianapolis Star:  "Zionsville’s Jeff Papa, colleagues getting good work done.
  • On Saturday, March 7, 2015, YETI donated $200 to the St. Baldrick fundraiser to cure childhood cancer.
  • On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, YETI donated $100 to Ball State Collegiate 4-H for their Peyton Manning Children's Hospital Event. The donations collected go towards purchasing fleece for blankets and stuffed animals to give to the children.
  • In October, 2014, YETI assisted a separated, homeless family with three children by finding employment (with insurance) for their single mother, helping them secure housing, and providing $2,516.63 in assistance with rent deposit, household items, clothing and groceries. This family is now reunited and have a roof over their heads and stable income thanks to the efforts of the YETI board and its generous supporters, particularly those individual supporters at Barnes & Thornburg who gave freely.
  • On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, YETI donated $1,200 to the Joseph Maley Foundation.  The Joseph Maley Foundation was established in 2008 with the mission, "serving children of all abilities." JMF works to build acceptance of individuals through programs that engender compassion and respect for the diversity of life.  JMF focuses efforts on disability awareness, adaptive athletics, creating opportunities for youth leadership, and service learning.
  • On Friday, December 6, 2013, Yeti donated books and $200 to purchase basic supplies for students at storm-damaged Kendall Elementary in Marion, IN.
  • June 2013 - YETI donated $200 worth of dining gift cards to a Westfield family whose daughter was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The gift cards will allow the family a few respites from the hospital and its cafeteria food as they struggle through the years of treatment ahead.
  • On Friday, April 5, 2013, YETI donated $300 to the Nellans Children Fund, a fund established to help care for four children whose mother passed away due to complications from childbirth.
  • On Friday, October 26, 2012, YETI donated $300 to a need-based college scholarship fund at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
  • On Saturday, December 17, 2011, YETI donated $250 to the Ruby Kahoun Fund to help a young girl with her medical expenses in her fight with cancer.
  • On Monday, November 14, 2011, YETI donated $100 toward costs in the adoption of a special needs child.
  • On Monday, November 14, 2011, YETI donated $100 toward the expenses of a family with several small children, including an infant, who lost everything in a fire.
  • On Monday, September 26, 2011, YETI sent $3,400 to our orphanage in Nepal.
  • On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, YETI donated $160 to the children in an Indiana family whose father lost his job and was then involved in a terrible auto accident that will require months of rehabilitation.
  • On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, YETI donated $250 to Miracle for Madison, a medical/living services fund for an 8-year old Lebanon, Indiana girl.
  • On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, YETI donated $250 to Outreach, Inc., a private center in Indianapolis serving homeless and at-risk youth.
  • On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, YETI donated $150 to School on Wheels, which  provides services to children in all Indianapolis homeless shelters, including one-on-one tutoring, uniforms, backpacks and school supplies.
  • On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, YETI sent $7,250 to our orphanage in Nepal.
  • On Friday, November 12, 2010, YETI donated $150 to School on Wheels, which provides services to children in all Indianapolis homeless shelters, including one-on-one tutoring, uniforms, backpacks and school supplies.
  • On Sunday, February 28, 2010, YETI donated $211 to BLING. BLING is an intensive Summer program for inner-city youth who have a desire to become business owners. Students are taught the basic fundamentals of starting a small business, including identifying opportunities, goal setting, costs, financing, marketing, record keeping, and competition.
  • On Saturday, February 27, 2010, Jennifer Ruby of Ruby Law donated an additional $500 to fund an additional year of private schooling for two of our female orphans. These two advanced orphans are now funded for private school through July 2011.
  • On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, YETI donated $200 to support student enrichment programs at the Indianapolis Lighthouse Academy, a 501(c)(3) public charter school at which 90% of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch.
  • On Friday, September 11, 2009, YETI donated an additional $200 for medical and living expenses of a little girl battling leukemia.
  • On Wednesday, August 12, 2009, YETI donated $100 to the Arsenal Tech High School Scholarship Fund.
  • On Tuesday, June 2, 2009, YETI donated an additional $500 to BLING. BLING is an intensive Summer program for inner-city youth who have a desire to become business owners. Students are taught the basic fundamentals of starting a small business, including identifying opportunities, goal setting, costs, financing, marketing, record keeping, and competition.
  • On Monday, May 4, 2009, Jennifer Ruby of Ruby Law donated an additional $500 to fund an additional year of private schooling for two of our female orphans. Three advanced orphans are now funded for private school through July 2010.
  • On Friday, March 13, 2009, YETI donated $1,200 for medical and living expenses of a little girl battling leukemia.
  • On Monday, December 29, 2008, YETI sent the final payment for 2008 operating expenses to the Orphanage. YETI also transferred funding for an additional year of private schooling for one of our female orphans (thanks to Judith Essex). Two advanced orphans are now funded for private school through July 2009, and one through July 2010.
  • On Friday, November 14, 2008, Ontario Systems of Muncie, IN held a donation for casual day event and raised $160 for YETI. This is nearly enough to care for an orphan for 3 months!
  • On Wednesday, August 6, 2008, YETI sent additional support funding to the orphanage in Nepal, along with the payment (provided by Heather Macek and Ruby Law) to fund private school for three of our orphan girls in Nepal who have already exceeded everything the village school can teach them.
  • On Tuesday, August 5, 2008, YETI donated an additional $500 to BLING. BLING is an intensive Summer program for inner-city youth who have a desire to become business owners. Students are taught the basic fundamentals of starting a small business, including identifying opportunities, goal setting, costs, financing, marketing, record keeping, and competition. (Photo from event)
  • On Thursday, April 17, 2008, YETI donated $500 to help defray medical expenses for Lexi Stewart, a fourth-grader with scleroderma - a rare connective tissue disorder. She makes regular trips to Riley Children's Hospital for steroid treatments.
  • On Saturday, April 12, 2008, YETI donated $500 to Camp Little Red Door - the first camp in Indiana for pediatric cancer patients ages 8-18. Camp Little Red Door offers an environment free of stereotypes and full of opportunity to discuss the fears and anxieties that accompany a child's cancer diagnosis with others who have been through similar experiences.
  • On Saturday, March 1, 2008, YETI donated $250 to the FFA Foundation for youth education programs.
  • On Friday, November 2, 2007, YETI donated $200 to A.I.M. (Indiana's Juvenile Reentry Program - Aftercare for Indiana through Mentoring), which aims to reduce the recidivism rate of Indiana's incarcerated youth through sustained relationships with adult mentors.
  • On Friday, August 3, 2007, YETI donated $100 to the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. MYO is a program to mentor disadvantaged youth through musical instruction and family learning.
  • On Friday, August 3, 2007, YETI donated $50 to the Imperial Council of Shrine Guilds of America, Inc. to support a fund started to purchase instruments to help with the rehabilitation of children (including Hoosier children) in the Shrine Hospital in Lexington, KY.
  • On Saturday, June 2, 2007, YETI donated $500 to BLING. B.L.I.N.G. is an intensive summer program for inner-city youth who have a desire to become business owners. Students are taught the basic fundamentals of starting a small business, including identifying opportunities, goal setting, costs, financing, marketing, record keeping, and competition.
  • On February 15, 2007, YETI sent a $500 donation to the Clark Knight Medical Fund. Clark is a four month old infant who was seriously injured, including two skull fractures, bleeding on the brain and bleeding behind the eyes. The medical fund will help pay for baby Clark's recovery and rehabilitation.
  • On January 23, 2007, YETI's nominee for the Torchbearer Award, Nikki Clements, received the "Heart of Indiana" Torchbearer Award. The Torchbearer is the highest honor the state of Indiana bestows upon women. YETI is proud of Nikki's accomplishments in foster parenting and child care. Kathy Reehling of Crew Technical Services was also nominated by YETI and was named a finalist.
  • On January 3, 2007, YETI sent a $500 check to the Riley Children's Foundation to help purchase a biofeedback machine for pediatric urology. Children in need of this machine currently must travel to the East Coast, often at their own expense. The machine will allow Riley Hospital to perform these services for children in Indiana.
  • On May 16, 2006, YETI transferred several backpacks for children to Clinton County Child Services. Children who are removed from homes often leave with little more than the clothes they are wearing. These backpacks are filled by YETI with necessary and comfort items, such as toothpaste, toothbrush, hairbrush, stuffed animal, socks, and other items.
  • On May 2, 2006, YETI sent a $500 donation to Outreach, Inc., a private center in Indianapolis serving homeless and at-risk youth. The funds will be used to purchase month bus passes for homeless and at-risk youth that have obtained and maintained employment for one month.
  • In March 2006, YETI transferred final payment for Phase II construction costs to our partners in Nepal, along with $6500 in operating funds for 2006.
  • On February 27, 2006, YETI transferred several backpacks for children to Boone County Child Services. Children who are removed from homes often leave with little more than the clothes they are wearing. These backpacks are filled by YETI with necessary and comfort items, such as toothpaste, toothbrush, hairbrush, stuffed animal, socks, and other items.
  • On Tuesday, November 15, 2005, YETI donated 15% of the proceeds from the 2nd Annual Trivia Trek fundraiser to Hilltop House in Valparaiso, IN. Hilltop House helps low-income, uninsured residents of Porter County.
  • On Friday, October 21, 2005, YETI donated $250 to the Marion County Children's Guardian Home. This donation was made possible by the Ghost Tour Event during Summer 2005.
  • Friday, December 3, 2004 - YETI donated 15% of the proceeds from the Trivia Trek fundraiser to Hilltop House in Valparaiso, IN. Hilltop House helps low-income, uninsured residents of Porter County.
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - YETI transferred the full payment for Phase I of the orphanage construction costs to our partners in Nepal. Groundbreaking was in October 2004, and Phase II has now been completed.
  • Thursday, September 2, 2004 - YETI donated $250 towards the Mary Jane Hash Trust Fund for use in covering necessary medical expenses for a young girl in Boone County, Indiana.
  • Saturday, June 26, 2004 - YETI donated $500 to the Holy Family Shelter in Indianapolis. The shelter will use these funds to assist homeless families and victims of domestic violence. (View photo of the check presentation.)

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