Gary Brackett's Impact Foundation

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If you are interested in participating in Impact READY, contact Kathleen Spears at

TendHER Heart

The next TendHER Heart luncheon will be held on Sunday April 28, 2019. For more information or to register for this free event please contact Kathleen Spears at

If you are interested in participating in Impact WORKS, you must first enroll in an upcoming Impact READY program. Once you have successfully completed the program you will be eligible to apply for the Impact WORKS Program

Gary's Locker

Brackett Restaurant Group works with the Impact Foundation to provide summertime employment for dozens of low-income youth. This program is aimed at readying these youth for life-long employment and teaching them skills in the field of hospitality. Youth also have an opportunity to earn income along the way.

Gary's Lockers are available at Riley Children's Hospital, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. If you'd like to make a donation to support Gary's Lockers, please contact

Gary's Locker provides patients and their family’s access to computers, movies and video game systems to occupy their time during their hospital stay. In Spring 2007, the first locker was placed in the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent. In December of 2009, the third locker was launched at Riley Hospital for Children. This locker alone impacts the lives of 150,000 people per year.

Impact READY

This program works with organizations such as local YMCAs, Indiana Black Expo, Urban League, churches, and other community- based agencies to offer a comprehensive training for youth ages 14 – 24 years old that focuses on etiquette, interview skills, resume building, and employment communication. These skills are mandatory to ensure that our underserved youth are ready to enter and successfully remain in the work force and participate in life-long self-sufficiency.

Impact WORKS

The TendHER Heart Luncheon is hosted each year to honor mothers of chronically and critically ill children for the sacrifices they make in caring for their ill child. The brunch provides these women with the opportunity to "take a minute" for themselves and enjoy each other's company and support. The mothers are served gourmet breakfast and lunch dishes and are sent home with a few special treats to enjoy.