Non-Profit

Photo Gallery: Delaware County Special Needs Prom

By: Mindy Kemper— Muncie, IN—On Saturday evening, Heartland Hall at the Delaware County Fairgrounds was transformed into an enchanting scene from various Disney movies.  Guests of this magical experience were individuals with special needs from Delaware and surrounding counties, as they celebrated Prom 2019. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy greeted nearly six hundred attendees, their aides and family members as they joined together to  “Be Our Guest…A Night With Mickey and Friends”.  The building was transformed into a variety of scenes…


Annual “Living Proof” Underage Drinking Mock Crash To Take Place May 1-2

By: Bruce Qualls, Living Proof Chair— Muncie, IN—The annual “Living Proof “ crash reenactment is Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Muncie Central High School. Tours are every 10 minutes with the last tour at 8 p.m. This event is open to the public for parents and youth over the age of 13. April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and Living Proof is a free event illustrating the dangers of underage drinking and drinking and…


Teachers Awarded $2,693 for Creative and Innovative Classroom Projects

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, IN—Delaware County teachers will receive $2,692.76 for 8 projects in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. Across the county, 1,000’s of students benefit from Bell Education Grants each year. Awards of up to $450 are available through the Bell Grants program. Funded projects are creative or innovative classroom projects designed to stimulate learning in students. All Delaware County teachers are invited to apply during any of the four grant…


Muncie Non-Profits ‘Tee Up’ for Joint Golf Outing May 24

By: Kate Elliott— Muncie, IN— Three Muncie non-profits have teamed up to create the inaugural Community Cup Golf Outing to be held at 9 a.m. Friday, May 24, at The Players Club, 6610 W. River Rd. Teams of four are invited to register for the event, which supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Indiana, the Whitely Community Council and Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie. Sue Godfrey, executive director of BBBS, said the partnership emerged following Shafer Leadership…


Sign Up for Free Summer Film School at Muncie Public Library

By: Susan Fisher— Muncie, IN—Muncie Public Library (MPL) will host free Summer Film School for teens in grades 8-12. This program puts professional equipment in students’ hands every day for three weeks as they gain video production and editing experience. “Students who participate in the film school will create professional video projects that will give them an advantage when approaching colleges and careers,” said Dan Allen, Technology Coordinator at MPL. He added that each student will create six video projects…


Introducing United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—United Way of Delaware County is expanding its service territory to include Henry County and will build a customized impact focus for that community. Beginning immediately, it will operate under the name United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties. Both communities have similar demographics and similar needs. “First, we seek to understand,” said Jenni Marsh, who now is president and CEO of United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties. “We want to listen and learn and together…


Ball Brothers Foundation Announces Rapid Grants for Facility Maintenance Issues, Planning Efforts, and Youth Programs

By: Jud Fisher— Muncie, IN—Nearly 20 organizations have received Ball Brothers Foundation funding since the start of the 2019 year through the foundation’s Rapid Grant program. The Rapid Grant program allows the foundation to respond quickly to community needs. Organizations can submit a proposal requesting up to $5,000, and funding approval or denial is typically communicated within one week. Among the organizations receiving funding in early 2019 were those with critical facility maintenance issues. A $3,000 grant allowed United Day…


Fest Takes Aim At Autism

By: John Carlson— Muncie, IN—When the Interlock Autism Awareness Fest is held Saturday, April 27 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, you can bet Cynthia Hunter will be there. This is not just just because she is on the board of Interlock of East Central Indiana. It’s because she and her husband, Stephen, are the parents of 11-year-old Aaron, a child with autism.  Over these past eleven years, they have learned just how vital the benefits of such an event can…


Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie Celebrating National Boys & Girls Club Week

By: Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie invites you to join them as they celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week. Each year the Boys & Girls Clubs of America celebrate the kids, teens, parents, and communities that support the mission and goals of the organization. This year National Boys & Girls Clubs Week will be celebrated April 8-12. Please join the local Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie in celebration of the wonderful kids and…


HBO and American Red Cross Invite “Game of Thrones” Fans to Donate Blood

By: Rodney Wilson— Ft. Wayne, IN – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets during National Volunteer Month this April. Eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – are needed to help ensure blood products are available for patients this spring. Make an appointment to help save lives now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). (See Muncie Blood Drives below.) HBO and Red…