Miami County Project Spotlight 2023 Nominations

Junior Achievement serving Miami County

Junior Achievement’s proven lessons in financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship are shown to positively impact the lives of young people. These lessons align with national and state educational standards and are delivered to millions of students across the country with the help of our education partners and volunteers from the local community.

Lilys House, Inc.

Lily’s House, Incorporated, a 501(c)3 organization in the heart of the Midwest, celebrating rural community diversity, dedicated to the needs of minority, multi-cultural, and economically disadvantaged individuals and families.  Founded in April of 2021, the goal of Lily’s House Inc. is to provide services and education to children, adults and families in the minority, multi-cultural, and multi-racial groups.

The Macy Food Pantry

The Macy Food Pantry provides food and hygiene items to approximately 122 families a month. The pantry is open the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month. The pantry is completely dependent upon donations and volunteers.

The pantry also provides weekend food insecurity bags to the North Miami Schools during the year.

Miami County Helping Hands

Miami County Helping Hands, Inc. is an established nonprofit organization providing dependable assistance to Miami County residents. Our food pantry and assistance center was founded in March 2002. Our group consists of approximately 60 members devoted to extending a helping hand to those in need.

Miami County Recording Arts Studios

Miami County Recording Arts studios serves Miami County as an educational and community resource for musicians, students, and seniors! They provide sound and recording engineering courses, Animation, Guitar, Piano, Percussion, lessons and more.

Peru Circus Festival Band

The Peru Circus Festival Band has been a part of the community for over 60 years. And while we are most widely known for providing live music during the Peru Amateur Circus annual festival week each year in mid-July, we have also had many opportunities to perform concerts locally, as well as in surrounding communities, Indianapolis, and even Washington D.C. We have even accompanied the Circus Road Show for performances at the Governor’s Mansion in Indianapolis, and at the coliseum State Fairgrounds. Our membership ranges in age and skill levels from middle school to professional players, and we are an all-volunteer organization. We provide a unique for young players to gain live performance experience, and play alongside more experienced players who are able to help and encourage the younger generation grow in their ability and to play their instruments confidently and enjoy their experiences. We are 100% volunteer, and 100% donor funded, and we have greatly appreciated the support of our community and the opportunity to participate in Project Spotlight the last several years.

Pipe Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department

Established in 1949 with the goal of fire protection, this agency has drastically changed.

Today this agency provides fire & emergency medical responses to approx. 102 sq. miles, covering Washington, Pipe Creek, Clay, Deer Creek townships & the town of Bunker Hill. Averaging a yearly call volume of 1200 calls for service, this 100% all volunteer fire department strives to exceed the community’s expectations, on a drastically minimal budget.

St Vincent de Paul

We serve the community with rent, utilities, prescriptions, gas for doctors out of town, clothes.

United Way of Miami County

Help youth and adults achieve their full potential in academics, work, and life. To help promote financial stability and independence among individuals and families helping people lead healthy lives.