THE MOHS FAMILY
Nicole and Lindsay were born with special needs. At age 6, the girls needed specialized treatment that was not covered by their insurance. The treatment would enable the girls to begin to be able to communicate more and aided in their hearing. The girls are now able to sing full songs. Friends Helping Friends, INC helped the Mohs family raise more than $9,000 to pay for much needed therapy for the two young girls. Watch the video to see the transformation of the two young girls following the specialized treatment.
During Teresa's pregnancy with Brandon, the doctors knew something was wrong. A geneticists wrote out a list of more than 100 syndromes that baby Brandon could possibly have. At the age of one, Brandon was diagnosed with Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome. Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome is a disorder that causes cranio-facial, skeletal, cardiac and renal abnormalities. As Brandon grew up, more complications popped up and the hospitalizations became longer causing Brandon to also suffer from depression.
Friends Helping Friends, Inc. helped to ignite Brandon’s love for music - a love that alleviated Brandon’s depression. Friends Helping Friends Inc. gifted Brandon with a Les Paul guitar - Watch Brandon describe the day Friends Helping Friends Inc. visited him in the hospital post-surgery, a surgery Brandon said was one of the most painful experiences of his life.
Brandon said receiving the Les Paul guitar was one of the greatest feelings of his life, and helped him to forget about the surgeries and the pain. Brandon went on to win his school talent show while playing his new Les Paul guitar. His family says it was a great turning point in his healing.
Friends Helpng Friends, Inc. is commited to helping school children. Friends Helping Friends has donated much needed supplies to schools in the Indianapolis area.
Friends Helping Friends, Inc. hosted their annual Cans & Coats drive for the 2014-2015 Winter season.
Winter weather items were donated to the Julian Center located in Indianapolis, In. The canned food items and toys were donated to the open food pantry at Third Phase in Noblesville, IN.
Many canned food items, coats, hats, gloves and toy donations were collected from all of the donation drop-off locations.
Thank you for the businesses who served as drop-off locations for the FHF Cans & Coats drive including: Soho Cafe, Blu Moon, Simply Sweet Shop, Method Salon, Midwest School of Voice, Dreyer Reinbold Mini Cooper, Nancy Meyers Salon and Dolce Daycare.
2014 CANS & COATS
2015 SPRING GALA
Our first annual Spring Fundraiser Gala was a great success and a wonderful time! A huge thanks to all of our sponsors. Blair Clark and band gave a terrific and energetic performance. Mayor Jim Brainard made a special appearance on-stage performing on his french horn with Blair Clark and band.
Brandon Deviese performed on his Les Paul guitar donated to him by Friends Helping Friends, Inc. The Music Helping Friends Singers made their stage debut performing "You've Got a Friend."
A very big thank you to everyone who attended, donated and sponsored the event!
The event was catered by Scotty's Brewhouse. Treats were sponsored by Rascia's Creative Cakes, Amuse Bouche & Auntie Em's Frozen Custard & Cupcakes heart emoticon The event included a live silent auction with items from The Indianapolis Colts, Renaissance Hotels, Ritz Charles, Inc. & Soori Gallery. A huge thanks to the City of Carmel & Carmel ArtsandDesign District for sponsoring the event! Thank you for helping us, help others!
2015 BLOCK PARTY
The 2015 FHF, Inc. Block Party took place September 20th in downtown Carmel, IN. The event featured performances by Dwight Lightning & The Conch City All-Stars, The Bashville Boys and ADW. Activities included a bouncy house, The Big Splash, appearances by the Ice Princess and Ice Harvester, face-painting and a Bub's Burger Eating Contest. Sunny the mascot dog and the Sunny the service dog joined the party throughout the event.
View the gallery to the right to see highlights of the event. A portion of the proceeds went to assist TJ Durbin, a seven-year-old boy with severe autism in need of a service dog. The event raised raised more than $6,000 for The Durbin Family.
SPECIAL THANKS TO: The Carmel community, City-Council member Ron Carter, Clerk-Treasure Christine Pauley, City Council member Bruce Kimball, Bub's Burgers and all of our sponsors!
2015 CANS & COATS
The 2015 FHF, Inc. Cans & Coats Drive was a great success. Boxes were placed throughout Hamilton County at the following locations: Blu Moon Cafe, Happy Dog Hotel & Spa, Method Salon, Soho Cafe & Gallery and Dolce Daycare & Preschool.
The Carmel community donated more than 150 pounds of canned goods and new and gently used Winter gear. FHF, Inc. sent the donations to the The Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County. In the gallery to the right, our founder Blair Clark and Program Director, Erica Thompson is featured with the founder of The Good Samiritan Network of Hamilton County, Nancy Chance.
2016 FHF, Inc. Gala
The 2016 FHF, Inc. Gala was held at the Ritz Charles. The event featured Blair Clark & The Fun Factor Band, and special guests Miss America 2009, Katie Stam, City of Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard, The Indiana Children's Wish Fund and more. View the gallery to see highlights from the event!