Upcoming Events

Empty Bowls for Exodus Refugee Immigration

Friday February 24th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Fountain Square Clay Center - 950 Hosbrook Street, Studio A, Indianapolis, IN 46203

Circle City Connect and the Fountain Square Clay Center are partnering to unite families in Indiana by hosting an Empty Bowls Project for Exodus.

Each unique bowl is $20 and there is no limit to the number of bowls that may be purchased. This also includes a serving of chili! Guests take home their handmade bowls as a reminder of their personal impact toward supporting Indiana families. 100% of the proceeds benefit Exodus. Staff will be on site to share more about our mission and work with refugees. 

Special thanks to event sponsors: Circle City Connect, Fountain Square Clay Center, AMACO - American Art Clay Company, Nameless Catering Company, and Herron School of Art.

DANCE FIT Fundraiser (Women Only)

February 26th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
6210 S 700 E, Whitestown, Indiana 46075

Let's DANCE for a great cause! This month, Dance Fit would like to give 100% of all class proceeds on Sunday, February 25 to the non-profit organization Exodus Refugee. Please don't use your Dance Fit promo cards on this day. Bring cash, check, or credit card. A $5 minimum donation is appreciated but any amount is welcomed. Please invite your friends to this event!

Along with the $$ donations, Exodus Refugee is also accepting:

  • Oxford Picture Dictionaries
  • Winter Hats/Gloves (all sizes)
  • Socks (all sizes)
  • IndyGo Bus Pass (Day/10-trip/30-day)

WOMEN ONLY at this event. Our host advises against bringing children because the event may be big. If you do bring them,  please stand along the wall to give them room to rest.

Graeter's Ice Cream Dine-to-Donate. 

February 28th from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
All three Indy area locations

Do you love ice cream? Graeter's will donate 15% of your purchase to Exodus at any of its three Indy locations on Feb. 28. Must present flyer to participate. Click here to download.  

Past Events 

Wildwood Market Fundraiser

Friday, February 3rd from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
101 Virginia Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46203

Exodus Refugee Immigration is dedicated to the protection of human rights by serving the resettlement needs of refugees and other displaced people fleeing persecution, injustice, and war by welcoming them to Indiana.

Exodus welcomes refugees here to Indiana and offers them a place to call home. They work to arrange housing, food and clothing, case management, as well as education, employment and health services for individuals and families starting out in their new lives.

Every day, millions of courageous persons flee their homelands due to unimaginable persecution. They seek refuge and human rights in other places around the world, including Indianapolis, Indiana.

Friday, February 3, we are pleased to support Exodus with a donation of all profits from the days sales. We will also offer the opportunity for our customers to make an additional donation on site, as well as make donations of items Exodus is currently in need of (smaller items only, please). A full list can be found here: https://exodusrefugee.org/getinvolved_donations.html

Please join us for a day of learning about and supporting this fantastic local organization that welcomes refugees to our city every day.

A New Home for a New Year

Thursday, February 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
2457 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46201

We are pleased to announce that Exodus Refugee has moved to a new location on Indy's near eastside. We are excited to better serve our refugee families with more classrooms and training spaces, a connected donation/storage area, additional offices for our growing programs, and easy access to the bus line!

Tour the new space, enjoy light refreshments, and show your support for welcoming refugees in 2017! Feel free to stop by for a few minutes or stay for a while.

Kindly RSVP for yourself and any guests by Feb 6 at this link:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-new-home-for-a-new-year-tickets-31289617087

We look forward to seeing you!

Special thanks to New Day Craft for providing refreshments.

Celebrate the Life Ahead Gala 

Thursday, August 25, 2016
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Conrad Indianapolis
50 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

It's our 35th anniversary! Join us for a night of cultural celebration honoring the courage and strength of refugees who have made Indiana their home. You will enjoy international cuisine, wine and beer, live music, and a silent auction. This is our most important fundraising event of the year.  All proceeds strengthen our efforts to welcome refugees to Indianapolis and provide the resources they need to rebuild their lives.  Help show your support for the dignity and human rights of people around the globe by spending an evening with Exodus. 

Tickets are $125 each. Sponsorships start at $1,000. 

For more information click here or contact Liz Standiford at estandiford@exodusrefugee.org or call (317) 921-0836.

Check out photos from last year's Celebrate the Life Ahead Gala.

World Refugee Day 
Monday, June 20, 2016
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Indianapolis City Market
222 E. Market St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Every year on June 20th, the world commemorates the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees. Honor World Refugee Day with Exodus at City Market in downtown Indianapolis. Activities of this free public event include:

  • a cooking demonstration and free samples from a refugee chef
  • a photo exhibit featuring refugee families who call Indianapolis home
  • international music  and cultural objects and crafts
  • opportunities to learn about the refugee crisis and how you can help locally

Photos from past events