Aurora encourages our supporters to create, coordinate and host their own fundraisers to help our mission! When volunteers help with fundraising, we have much more time to dedicate to our clients and work in the community. For information on how to “create a fundraiser,” please contact our office at 812.428.3246 or email us.
Examples of fundraisers:
- Car Wash
- Game Night
- Dinner Party
- Restaurant Give-back
- Craft Fair
- Bake Sale
- Comedy Night
- Live Auction
- Silent Auction
- Hostess Party (31, Lia Sophia)
- Penny Wars
- Rummage Sale/Flea Market
- Special Meals
- Plant Sale
- Fashion Show
- Golf Outing
- Mystery Dinner Theatre
- Ice Cream Social
- Jeans Day
- Thick twin-sized blankets
- Sleeping bags
- Thermal socks
- Long underwear tops and bottoms (M, L, XL, 2 XL, 3 XL)
- Hoodies (L, XL, 2 XL, 3 XL & Larger)
- Coats (all sizes)
- Thermal gloves
- Sock hats
- 2-3 person tents
- Cell phone charging chords
- Back packs
- Thermal water bottles
- Bikes, bike locks
- Cleaning supplies (dish soap, toilet and tub cleaner, and all-purpose cleaner)
- Laundry detergent
- Shampoo and deodorant
- Any food except refrigerated items
- Toilet paper, Kleenex, and paper towels
- 13 gallon trash bags
- Personal hygiene items
- Men’s clothing (winter)
- Women’s clothing (regular and winter)
- Children’s clothing
- Bedding, sheets, towels, and comforters
- Housewares: plates, silverware, utensils, bakeware, small appliances
Things we cannot accept:
- Stuffed animals
- Assorted holiday decorations
- Knick knacks
- Worn/broken furniture
- Refrigerated food items
- Home decor
- Sleeper sofas
- Couches with recliners
- Large sofas (unless they disassemble)
- Water beds
- King size mattresses
- Box springs without the mattress
- Sleep number beds
Aurora is grateful for its continued support of local volunteers and servant leaders. Our basic volunteer needs are generally met because of the generous support of our community. However, we are
One Time Donations
While Monthly Donors keep us on our feet, we understand not everyone can commit to the recurring gift. If you would still like to contribute to our cause, every cent helps. You can join our mission by making a one-time monetary donation today. Click the button to get started.
You can contribute to Aurora’s future by planning for a special kind of gift. Although cash contributions are always appreciated, there are other creative and flexible options that can benefit you and Aurora. You can help ensure our organization’s future by creating a trust while you are living or by including Aurora in your will. Appreciated securities are an excellent way of funding many of these gifts, often unlocking greater income while eliminating, or at least reducing, capital gains tax.
This option may be most useful for donors who:
- Must make a required minimum distribution from their IRA but do not need the income
- Have exceeded their ability to claim an income tax deduction
- Do not itemize their deductions
- May have more of their Social Security income taxed by receiving additional income
For details please call the Development Director at 812-428-3246 or contact your personal financial planner for assistance. Consult with your advisors to determine how such a gift would affect your overall tax and estate planning, as well as the rules pertaining to the state you reside in.
If your company matches charitable gifts, you may be able to double or even triple your gift. Contact us to learn more.
Workplace Campaigns & Fundraisers
Aurora is always searching for local companies and their employees to host giving campaigns, drives, and fundraisers to help support our mission. Examples of workplace support include supply drives for items on our wish list, Jeans Days, luncheons, and game nights. For more ideas or help with coordination, contact us today.
United Way Campaigns
Each year, Aurora is awarded funds from United Way to support our Homeless Outreach Team. Aurora encourages employees of companies who are United Way contributors to participate in the workplace campaign. To find out if your company participates, contact your human resources department or United Way at 812-422-4100.
Memorial & Tribute Gifts
You can celebrate a significant occasion, remember a loved one, commemorate a milestone, or recognize someone special with an honorary or memorial gift to end homelessness in their name. Your donation will honor your friends or loved ones and help sustain Aurora and its programs. To make a contribution in honor or memorial, you can send a check or money order and include a note stating your intent. You may also make an online donation via credit card through our donation page. Be sure to include in the “Purpose” field that you intend it to be made in memorial or honor of another.
Gift of Securities
DTC Transfer of Stock/Mutual Funds
To transfer securities to Aurora, Inc. via DTC, please use the following instructions:
DTC # 0793
Account: Aurora Inc
Stifel Account Number: 3888-4643
Donor Name & Address: _______________
If your financial advisor requires further information regarding DTC, he/she should call 812.475.9353
3000 E. Morgan Ave.
Evansville, IN 47711-4428
812.475.9353 or 1.855.567.8337
Shop Amazon Smile
When you are doing online shopping you can be giving back to Aurora, Inc to help prevent and end homelessness. A percentage of eligible Amazon Smile purchases will be donated to Aurora, Inc.
All you have to do is go to smile.amazon.com and select Aurora, Inc. It is just that easy. For those who have an Amazon account, it is really easy to connect to Amazon Smile and select Aurora.
If you would like to help Aurora using any of the methods listed above, or if you have any questions or concerns, fill out this form, and we will get back with you shortly.