Just the FAQs…

Just the FAQs…

the campaign: help a parent. save a child.


What is Indiana Parenting Institute’s mission? How does IPI work toward accomplishing it?

MISSION: To strengthen parents through education and training, thus creating a better environment for children and families to thrive.

Indiana Parenting Institute (IPI), a human services organization that helps families threatened by poverty improve their lives and realize their potential, has been providing solutions – through parenting education programs, family support services and advocacy – that create paths from crisis to stability and then on to success for more than 6 years.

Our work in responsible parenting education, truancy prevention, economic self-sufficiency, life skills, and access to family support resources serves more than 500 people annually. From providing a homeless family with a wellness check-up to helping moms and dads build important job skills, our programs help people build a better future. Through the generous gifts of people like you, we can work together to raise awareness and to turn the tide on poverty by strengthening families.

Does Indiana Parenting Institute have a specific religious or political affiliation?

No. IPI is a non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-partisan organization that provides education, training, and support services that tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice in Indiana to at-risk and in need families with children zero to 18 years. Indiana Parenting Institute offers its programs and services to anyone in need, regardless of race, creed, religion, sexual identity, or national origin.

How will my donation or purchase be used?

Your donation or purchase helps support our entire mission. We combine your generous gift with gifts from others to provide the best mix of services to those most in need, so they may realize stability and success in their lives.

How will I know the impact of my gift?

We encourage you to visit Stories of Hope on our website where we profile individuals and families who have benefited from Indiana Parenting Institute programs and services, as well as the For Supporters section of our website where we recognize those donors who have made extraordinary gifts of support.

I have a certain amount of money I can put toward an Indiana Parenting Institute donation and would like to spend it where it would do the most good. What would you suggest?

Every donation to Indiana Parenting Institute is equally valuable. All of the items in our Gift Catalog help to shine hope and strengthen the lives of the numerous families at risk and in need that we serve.

You can also give a general donation online through our website. Such donations are graciously appreciated. We strive to act as a good steward of the funds you entrust to us in support of our mission.

Are gifts to Indiana Parenting Institute tax-deductible?

Indiana Parenting Institute, as a nonprofit charitable organization, is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Consequently, your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by the law.

Will I receive a confirmation and/or a receipt for my order?

Absolutely. You will receive a confirmation via email after your order is placed online followed by an acknowledgement letter and a tax receipt sent by mail. If you so designate, we will mail a gift card to the people you are honoring with your gifts (one gift card per gift).

I’d like to spread the word about Indiana Parenting Institute. Do you have a way I can I tell my friends about what you do?

You can link Indiana Parenting Institute’s website to your website or social media page. You can also email us the contact information for the person(s) you would like to know more about us, and we will send them a complimentary invitation from you.

Can I donate my time by volunteering in an Indiana Parenting Institute program?

Yes. Visit the Donate page on our website or call us at 219-886-1111 for further information.

I’d like to order a gift in honor of someone else. How do I do this?

Indiana Parenting Institute will personally send cards notifying your friends and family about the special gifts you have given in their names. When ordering online, select the option to indicate that your donation is a gift. You can also include a personal message. We will send your personalized gift card to your recipient on your behalf. Processing takes 10 business days after we receive your order. One gift card per gift please.

What types of occasions are best suited for giving gifts to others from this catalog?

It’s a matter of the heart, so any occasion is the best time. You can give a gift to honor someone who has made a difference in your life or to mark an important achievement or milestone. Your gift can be for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or holiday. You are only limited by your imagination.

Does Indiana Parenting Institute share my personal contact information with a third-party?

Absolutely not! Protecting and honoring your privacy and the confidence you have shown in us, we take very seriously. We will not sell, rent, loan, give or share your personal information with anyone without your consent.