Phone-A-Friend is a student-founded, volunteer-run COVID relief organization based in the Indianapolis area. Our mission is to further social and emotional health and wellness by connecting communities through conversation. Our services include: making check-in phone calls via our phone buddy program, hosting monthly virtual book clubs, and providing community newsletters.


A Message from Phone-A-Friend's Founder:

Hello! I hope you are staying safe and healthy. My name is Ethan McAndrews, and I am a college student worried about isolation in these increasingly isolating times. In March 2020, I gathered a group of friends and students and created the volunteer network, Phone-A-Friend, to help virtually connect the community. In these uncertain times, we are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve populations in need around the country.

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Ethan McAndrews, Founder & Head of Community Engagement

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