Our office is currently holding a book drive to support the Joseph Maley Foundation. The books on their list will be used to support a variety of programs they host every year.
If you would like to support our book drive and purchase books on their list, please drop off the books at our office (2859 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208). The list can be found here.
The Joseph Maley Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was established in 2008 to carry on the legacy of Joseph Maley. Joseph was born in 1990 with a myriad of disabilities, but they did not limit him. He accepted those around him with unconditional love and enthusiasm, and inspired everyone to be their best selves. Joseph died at eighteen from leukemia. In the spirit of his total acceptance of all, his parents started the Joseph Maley Foundation with the mission, “serving children of all abilities.”
The Foundation works to build acceptance of individuals of all abilities through programs that engender compassion and respect for the diversity of life. The books collected by Wilson Kehoe Winingham will support three JMF curriculum-based programs:
- Disability Awareness: works to dispel perceptions individuals may have of people living with disabilities.
- Service Day: teaches the importance of serving others in the community.
- We Step Up: creates a generation of leaders committed to standing up for respect of our differences and standing against bullying.
Notably, the curriculum for these three programs aligns with all Indiana Department of Education standards for students in grades pre-k through eighth. For more information about these and all JMF programs, please visit www.josephmaley.org.