Published On: April 7, 2022

Community Day at Cafe header and fun photos of happy people

Community Day Event at CAFE (8902 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN)

Saturday, April 23 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Easterseals Crossroads’ Community Day Event at CAFE, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is a free, family-friendly event hosted at CAFE (Community Alliance of the Far Eastside). The event includes an exhibit hall of community partners, book giveaways, child and adult program offerings, child development check-ups, games, food and fun.  Our eastside community partners are gathering to bring resources to CAFE for this special day of sharing information about services.

Easterseals Crossroads will be providing free child-development check-ups onsite and sharing information about employment services for individuals and families living with disability, support services for veterans facing homelessness and career opportunities at Easterseals Crossroads.

“We are excited to collaborate with Easterseals Crossroads for the Community Day at CAFE event. Our mission is to provide resources and information to the community that improves quality of life and reduce barriers.”  – Cheria Caldwell, Vice President of Communications and Engagement at CAFE

We are looking for a few volunteers who can assist with this event; if you can volunteer, please fill out this form and we will contact you.


Thank you to our presenting sponsor Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and our partner Chase.

Anthem logo 2022

Chase logo 2022


Our Event Community Partners

  • Adult & Child Health
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • CAFÉ
  • Circle City Prep Charter School
  • Community Connect
  • Easterseals Crossroads
  • Eskenazi Health
  • Head Start
  • Indy Book Project
  • IndyGo
  • Indianapolis Public Library Book Mobile
  • Indy Reads
  • Indy Steam Academy
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Lawrence Township Trustee Office
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Renew Indy
  • Versiti (formerly, Indiana Blood Bank)

About Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE)

CAFE is a resident-driven, neighborhood-based nonprofit organization that works to enhance the quality of life on the Far Eastside. CAFE provides basic needs such as rental and utility assistance, workforce development, food access and a two generational approach that works to sustain the entire household. CAFE is committed to engaging youth, adults, and seniors in a community network that strives to keep families strong, empowered, and connected through opportunities for leadership, self-sufficiency, asset building, and social activities.

For more information visit: http://www.cafeindy.org or follow them on Twitter at @CAFE_46226 or like them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CAFEINDY/.

Activities and Highlights

  • Meet and greet with Indiana Pacers’ Mascot Boomer from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sensory crafts and story times throughout the event
  • Financial journey mapping information session at 1 p.m., hosted by JPMorgan Chase
  • Grocery box distribution, in partnership with Gleaners Food Bank and Eskenazi Health

Agenda

Programming  

Orange Room 

Blue Room 

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Story Time

Developmental Resources for Parents & Caregivers

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Story Time with Boomer

n/a

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Sensory Craft

Your Financial Journey, by JPMorgan Chase

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Story Time with McGruff

Child-Development Check-Ups

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sensory Craft

Child-Development Check-Ups