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2023 Indy PFK Recap

Last updated 2 weeks ago

Hello Indy PFK members.

We successfully navigated through another Holiday PFK season. This year members from Delta, FedEx Express, Republic, and United airlines helped spread some holiday joy to over 200 kids between The Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital and the two St. Mary’s Children’s Centers. During our visits, we were able to share some flying stories, read a couple of books, spread our wings and give “flying lessons,” pass out some presents, and most importantly, put some smiles on kids faces.

The success of our visits would not have been possible without your continued support, generous contributions, and volunteerism. If you have not done so, please renew your annual membership dues, as the dues help buy gifts for the kids every year. Stay tuned for a possible visit this upcoming Spring. If you have not volunteered in a bit or at all, there is no better time to start than now. Thank you all again for your support.

Chris Fuson

2023 Indy PFK Update

Last updated 2 months ago

Hello Everyone! Our 2023 PFK season is off to a great start! Members of the Indy group landed at the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital on December 8 and help spread some joy and pass out some presents. We visited approximately 50 kids with ages varying between 3 months and 18 years. Everyone (including the Doctors) was happy to don a pilot hat and aviators.

We have two more upcoming events that are scheduled on December 18 and 19 at the St. Mary’s Children’s Centers. I am still looking for some more volunteers to help out, as these events are a bit more hands on than with the hospital visits. If you are free and would like to help, please message me at (317)417-2308

Thank you to all for your continued support and volunteering.

Chris Fuson

2023 Indy PFK Season

Last updated 3 months ago

Good Morning Indy PFK Members, I hope that 2023 has treated you well and you are all flying as much or as little as you would like. If you are receiving this email, you have either volunteered in the past or signed up to receive updates on volunteering. With that in mind, it is that time of year again where we get to spread some holiday joy!

We will continue our PFK tradition with a visit at Payton Manning Children’s Hospital. We will also be spreading some joy to the children at the two Saint Mary’s Children Centers, where we will be able to read, interact, fly around the classrooms, and pass out some presents.

As a reminder, PFK dues should be paid annually and can easily be done online at Pilotsforkids.org. If you are looking to contribute to the Indy PFK toy fund, you can also do that on the PFK website, under the donation tab. Just select IND (Fuson) from the drop down menu. These donations help purchase toys and gifts for the kids and are 100% tax deductible.

If you would like to help spread some holiday spirit this year, please text me at (317)417-2308 and let me know when you can help out. The visits to PMCH are slot restricted to ten and as always, the Saint Mary’s visits have no restrictions. Please wear your uniform and do not hesitate to wear a festive holiday tie and/or a holiday hat. I look forward to seeing everyone who can help out this year!

Thank you!
Chris Fuson

Payton Manning Children’s Hospital Visit:
Friday December 8 (12pm-2pm): Limited to 10 pilots

Saint Mary’s Children’s Center near Ft. Ben (9230 Hawkins Road, Indianapolis):
Monday, December 18 (9:30am-??): No limit

Saint Mary’s Children’s Center Downtown (901 Dr. MLK Jr. Street, Indianapolis):
Tuesday, December 19 (9:30am-???): No limit

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St. Mary's Child Care Center, Thompson Building (downtown)

Tuesday, December 19th, 2023 - 09:30 to 11:30 EST

Come help spread holiday joy. We will be passing out toys and stockings to all of the kids.

Dress Code: Uniform/Holiday Tie
Get Directions: 901 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Indianapolis, IN 46216
RSVP: 317-417-2308 No slot limit

St. Mary's Child Care Center, Gillatte Building (FT. Ben)

Monday, December 18th, 2023 - 09:30 to 11:30 EST

Come help spread holiday joy during school pickup. We will be passing out toys and stockings to all of the kids as they head home

Dress Code: Uniform/Winter Jacket/Holiday Tie
Get Directions: 9230 Hawkins Road, Indianapolis IN 46216
RSVP: 317-417-2308 No slot limit.

Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, Indianapolis

Friday, December 8th, 2023 - 12:00 to 14:00 EST

Traditional room to room and ICU visits

Dress Code: Uniform
Get Directions: 2001 West 86th Street, Entrance 4, Indianapolis, IN 46260
RSVP: All slots filled

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