Miracle Place is now fifteen years old. As we reflect on our story we thank God for the many blessings given us throughout these past thirteen years.
Dear to our hearts is the children’s program. Doing homework, reading, playing games, participating in Cub Scouts, decorating cookies, shooting hoops, and participating in the fitness program provide the children with a safe, warm and loving
environment. The care and concern of the staff and volunteers gives the children a sense of belonging. Lessons in politeness, respect and self-discipline are emphasized each day. In July thirty children, ages 5-16, participated in Academic Olympics. They focused on Math and English to help them prepare for their return to school. An outing to Lake Freeman for swimming and a picnic was a summer highlight.
A steady and supportive group from the beginning has been our Senior Citizen Club. Miracle Place affords them the opportunity to share a special meal once a month, plus a luncheon every Wednesday from Second Helpings. The Seniors enjoyed
a field trip this summer to the Motherhouse of the Oldenburg Franciscans. An annual event is the Seniors’ holiday dinner at Hollyhock Hill Restaurant.
Summer picnics, teaching English to the Hispanic adults, giving each household lilies at Easter and fruit baskets at Christmas help to create a more cohesive and caring community in the neighborhood surrounding Miracle Place. Our presence offers a renewed sense of belonging.
One of the most exciting happenings on the horizon are plans for extending our space. The lot and vacant house south of us was purchased for a new building. In the spring the house was leveled, and we now have approval from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Development office to proceed with building! More space is needed to separate children in age groups, plus music, art and computer rooms. It will be possible to have neighborhood gatherings for education, entertainment and cultural opportunities.
If you would like to help us continue these programs, your financial assistance would be a gift and support for our ministry. For additional information, please click on the headings above for Sponsors or Donations. We thank you for your interest in Miracle Place.
Sisters Rita Ann Wade and Barbara McClelland
We especially want to thank the Glick Family Foundation for their generous grants.