Dean Ballenger Agency is a proud supporter of our military, youth and faith-based programs. Dean served in the US Marine Corps and his son Zach’s is currently a Marine Corps as a Marine Pilot and his son n law is also part of the Marine MV-22 program. Dean’s father served in the Air Force. This began our love of country and our passion for serving the military and veterans. Our stewardship philosophy leads us to service to our community in addition to our customers. Connection to our country is so important to us that we send every new customer to our agency a brochure about the history and usage of the American flag.
We’re proud to sponsor community events to serve the Westfield and Noblesville communities. This supports our friends and neighbors in the causes and activities they care about.
Our upcoming events include:
- Westfield Young Life Dinner — We’re pleased to be a table sponsor this year at the fundraiser dinner for this faith-based youth organization. Young Life is a multicultural ministry that works with students from middle school through college to share the truth of God’s love. Through scheduled activities for groups as well as summer camps, Young Life leaders strive to build authentic relationships with kids of all faiths.
- Open Doors Pantry Spring Cleaning Basket Giveaway — Open Doors of Washington Township serves residents of Washington Township, Hamilton County, as well as others referred by member churches. Though primarily a food pantry, Open Doors sponsors various programs throughout the year to assist those in need. Each April, clients are provided a laundry basket full of cleaning supplies. These are important items that clients cannot purchase with food stamps or other government assistance. Dean Ballenger Agency is proud to be a sponsor of this program. If you are so inclined, we encourage you to donate items for these baskets.
- Westfield Easter Egg Drop — This free event is scheduled for Spring 2019 (dates coming) and features live music and stage acts, inflatable bounce houses and slides, and more. The highlight of the event is when a helicopter flies over the fields of Grand Park and drops thousands of plastic Easter Eggs. This year, we’re giving away two bicycles at the event. Join us for a fun-filled day!
Prevail, Inc. — Prevail services Hamilton County to educate and engage the community to prevent crime and abuse while helping restore the lives of those who have been affected. In 2017 Prevail served 3,478 people in our local community. This number includes adults and children as domestic violence and abuse spans all ages and ethnicity. We look forward to helping in various ways, right now we are collecting candy and snacks for the youth programming. Keep an eye out in any October mailers you receive from us, you will get an update on Prevail since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. You can show your support too by wearing purple.
Customer Appreciate Lunch – September 2018 we kicked off our 1st Annual Customer Appreciation Lunch. We invited all our clients to Federal Hill Commons for a free lunch at the Food Truck Friday event. We hope to see you out there next year.
- Knitting & Crocheting – In 2017 we sent 30 red hats to the American Heart Society to pass out to families with newborns around the country.
They use these hats as a talking point to educate parents about heart health. This winter we participating in Knit Your Bit, which is a service project by The National World War II Museum dedicated to providing handmade scarves to veterans across the country. They are looking for a plain color scarf with just a plain yarn, think gender neutral. If you’ve got a knack for knitting and a heart for our nation’s heroes help us send out a package before Christmas 2018.
- No Shave November – November is the time to get “Hairy”. Throughout the month of November, the guys will grow out their beard to support No Shave November and raise money for Prostate Cancer Awareness. Follow us on social media to join in the fun! You click the “like” button and we will donate a $1 on your behalf. At the end of the month, we tally up all our likes and give a donation to the Cancer Support Community. Each week we post new pictures of the hairy progress, so keep an eye out in November! Facebook & Instagram
- Student Impact – Student Impact is a safe place to hang out with and meet new friends after school a few days a week. Our very own Jared is the Athletic Director for their basketball league, this is an intramural league with a Christian foundation. After basketball season wraps up he doesn’t leave the court he then moves to volleyball to keep the athleticism rolling.
Other groups and causes that we support include:
- Noblesville High School Baseball
- Noblesville High School Football
- Westfield High School Football
- Westfield High School Athletic Boosters
- Northview Church Go Team for Nicaragua Mission Trip
- National Community Church Clean Water for Uganda
- National Community Church Guatemala Mission Trip
- World Vision
- Northview Church Alpha
- Northview Church Men’s Discipleship Walk