Inside the Bottle 2015!

This year is shaping up to be the best Inside the Bottle yet! We are welcoming back some great vendors who have supported us in the past and are excited for some new partners to join us for this special event! Sponsorship opportunities are now available online via QTego. Click here to see the different levels available (hover your cursor over the orange question mark to the right of each ticket package to see the benefits of each level).
General admission tickets to the event will go on sale April 1st, 2015. If you have any other questions about the event, please contact our event coordinator, Adrienne Harlow. We are really looking forward to this event and hope to see you there!

itb flier 2015

Room Renovations!

Did you hear about the beginning of our transformation – as a result of the International Design Guild 2014 Design Contest?!

Well the standard has been set….and the bar raised high! Three rooms and two corridors complete. As highlighted on WTHR, Outside the Box was the proud recipient of a $25,000 makeover. But it was so much more! Materials, labor, and unbelievable talent poured in from the amazing donors listed below! In the midst of the transformation – we were then awarded another $25,000 from The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation – with this, we will complete two more rooms!!


This holiday season, as you plan your year-end giving – please consider a donation to a whole room or partial makeover from the menu below! With your generosity, we can impact the lives and learning space for even more of our participants – and make the dream come true of finishing our remaining 12 classrooms!!

Renovation Menu
Bulletin Boards & Accessories $400
Door Levers: ADA Compliant $200
Flooring: Carpet/Tile/Vinyl Plank $1550
Furniture: Tables & Chairs $1500
Lighting Fixtures: w/ Dimmers $1800
Mirror $100
Painting $800
Plumbing Package: ADA compliant $1700
Rub Rail $350
Acoustic Sound Panels $600
Customized Group Wall Decals $400
Wall Storage Unit $5000
Window Shades to allow light from top or bottom $300
Cost to Renovate One Entire Group Room: $14700

As we strive to change lives by empowering others to see their true capabilities, we want to thank you for continuing to believe in us. Our story continues – as we support more than 250 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve MORE for themselves! We could not do this without your support! We would LOVE to have you be a part of this evolving story!! PLEASE contact us if you would like to help!

APS Indy, Inc.
BAF Corporation
Blakley Corporation
Bob Duke
Chisholm Lumber
Container Store
Delta Faucet
Design & Build Electrical
Contractors & Engineers
Division IX, Ltd.
Hunter Douglas
InPro Corporation
IDG, International Design Guild
Kenwood Office Furniture
Lumbermans, Inc.
Northside Glass
Patcraft, div. of Shaw Industries
Sharp Business Systems
Sherwin Williams
Sims Cabinets
Y B Normal Custom Woodworking

Indy Makeover Team:
Barb Fleming, BAF Corp
Allen Gindt, Blakley’s Retail
Marj Sparks, Blakley Corporation
Deanna Whetstone, Whetstone & Associates
Interior Design

Special Thank You to:
Mark Brunetz, TV Host, Interior Designer & Author
Anne Marie Tiernon, WTHR

Happy Holidays!

As the Holiday Season approaches, we anticipate lots of parents and friends of OTB asking the question: “What does OTB need to keep being awesome?” After a building-wide poll we have compiled the following wish-list. If you would like to donate any of the following items, please contact a staff member and make your pledge.
*Vacuum cleaner(s)—new or used but in good working order
*Sweatpants with drawstrings in adult sizes
*Storage cubes—the perfect size for canvas drawers with lunchboxes and backpacks. Here is a link to an example of helpful storage 
*Uno cards, interactive games, and complete puzzles of various sizes
*Reams of colorful paper to print off calendars
*Gift certificates for experiences (Zoo, Dave and Buster’s, Latitude 39, Eiteljorg, etc.)
*Talents (are you a Mary Kay consultant? Balloon artist? Or expert gardener? We love to invite talented members from our community to come in a put something special together for our participants. Please contact Bri Booram if you would like to volunteer a special talent of yours.)

Thanks again for thinking of us during this season of giving!


Outside the Box Staff

OTB Gets a New Website!

Working with Indy Give Camp 2014, Outside the Box is pleased to introduce our new website!

Thanks, Bloomerang!
The volunteers of Indy Give Camp work on our new site.

Thanks to the Indianapolis community and especially to Indy Give Camp for this opportunity.