Children From ALTERNATIVES INC. Enjoy Special Holiday Program

Children From ALTERNATIVES INC. Enjoy Special Holiday Program

Children From ALTERNATIVES INC. Enjoy Special Holiday Program

In conjunction with a three-week toy drive collection sponsored by Saxony, children from Alternatives Inc. enjoyed an evening of holiday magic at a special holiday program held at Alternatives Inc. shelter on December 20, 2010.

Children and families who attended the Holiday program enjoyed caroling and musical performances by some of Indy’s top bands; Blonde Sonja, Zanna-Doo and Phillip Steven & The Open Road.  To top off the festivities, Santa made a special appearance to pass out toys to the children who are currently staying at the shelter and participating in the outreach program.

Saxony, the 750-acre urbanism project in Fishers, recently announced the first annual, Saxony Victorian Holiday Celebration & Toy Drive, which kicked off on Saturday, December 4, 2010 and ran through December 18th.   The three-week celebration benefits Alternatives Inc. , a local not-for-profit organization which supports victims of domestic abuse in seven 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:  Blonde Sonja, Living Proof, Loo Abby, The Flying Toasters, Toy Factory and Zanna-Doo.  Toys and donations were collected at the following venues: Moondog Tavern, That Place Bar & Grill, Mo’s Irish Pub, Casler’s Kitchen & Bar, Ale Emporium and BW3 in Anderson.

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 Helmer Inc., Clarian Health Partners, Perkins Specialized Transportation, Ball State University, STAR Financial Bank, Verus Partners, The Wesleyan Church Foundation, Performance Marketing Group, and leading retailers and an affluent, vibrant workforce.