Children from Alternatives, Inc. Enjoy Special Holiday Program

Children from Alternatives, Inc. Enjoy Special Holiday Program

December 20th Event Sponsored by Saxony Benefitted Local Domestic Abuse Organization

Holiday cheer filled the air at Alternatives Inc. on December 20 as residents enjoyed a special kind of Christmas.  A Holiday program was hosted at the shelter as part of a three-week toy drive, sponsored by Saxony, on December 20, 2011.

Those attending the program were entertained by the musical talents of members belonging to Indy’s top local bands; The Bishops, Jester Kings, Loo Abby, Zanna-Doo, as well as Indiana’s own international recording artist Flynnville Train.  Santa made an exciting surprise appearance to distribute toys to women and children currently residing at the shelter and participating in Alternatives’ outreach program.

Saxony, the 750-acre mixed-use project in Fishers, recently announced the 2nd annual Saxony Victorian Holiday Celebration & Toy Drive, which was held on Saturday, December 10, 2011.   Residents of Saxony and the Town of Fishers were invited to celebrate the holidays at Saxony and have photos taken with St. Nick, enjoy holiday refreshments and entertainment provided by Fishers Renaissance Faire carolers.  Toys donated at the celebration benefitted Alternatives Inc., a local not-for-profit organization which supports victims of domestic abuse in six Central Indiana counties. 

The Saxony Toy Drive is in cooperation with Blonde Entertainment which manages several popular local bands.  The roster of Indy’s top local bands include:  The Bishops, Blonde Sonja, Jester Kings, Living Proof, Loo Abby, My Yellow Rickshaw, Toy Factory, Sour Mash and Zanna-Doo.  Toys and monetary donations were collected at the following venues: Britton Tavern, Detour an American Grille, Mo’s Irish Pub, Moon Dog Tavern, Stacked Pickle-Fishers and That Place Bar & Grill.

Alternatives Inc. supports victims through the initial crisis with the ultimate strategy of helping them achieve abuse-free and financially independent lives. Services include; emergency shelter, transitional housing, 24-hour crisis call center, 24-hour crisis response team, emergency and essential transportation, case management and ancillary services, and support, referral and advocacy for victims  of family violence and sexual abuse. For more information visit:

Saxony, utilizing “new urbanism” principles in its design, is a 750-acre development that spans both sides of I-69 and Exit 10 in Hamilton County. At build-out, the $1.5 billion project will include a mix of corporate office, retail, entertainment, civic, multi-family and single family uses all set within a framework that is home to leading edge companies, such as Ball State University, Community Health Network, Helmer Inc., IU Health Partners, Performance Marketing Group, Perkins Specialized Transportation, STAR Financial Bank, The Wesleyan Church Foundation, Verus Partners, and leading retailers and an affluent, vibrant workforce.