Non-Profit

Everyone is Welcome at Local Pool Club

By: Country Village/Creekwood Neighborhood Association— Muncie, IN—After a damp, cool spring everyone is ready for a hot Indiana summer. At least, that’s the perspective of Country Village/Creekwood Neighborhood Association (CVCNA). For nearly 40 years CVCNA has operated a neighborhood Pool Club from Memorial Day through Labor Day. However, CVCNA also allows members from outside their neighborhood. According CVCNA Board President Mitch Isaacs, their pool club is “one of the best kept secrets in Delaware County. People are often surprised to learn…

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Open Door Mobile Unit Events Offer Accessible Physicals, Immunizations

By: Suzanne Clem— Muncie, IN — Open Door Health Services will partner with local agencies and non-profits this summer to ensure children have access to immunizations and school physicals. The Open Door Mobile Unit team will offer immunizations and physicals at a series of Muncie partner sites this week and through July 31. June 26           9 a.m.-3 p.m.    Southern Pines (4110 S. Pinewood Dr.) July 2               9 a.m.-3 p.m.    Earthstone Terrace (3500 Juniper Ln.) July 12             9 a.m.-3…


DWNTWN Muncie Launches New Website 

By: Muncie Downtown Development Partnership-  Muncie, IN—Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, the organization behind DWNTWN The Original Muncie, unveiled an updated website this week. The new website, accessible through downtownmuncie.org, features improved functionality, a more modern design, and updated content. The updates were made possible by a Rapid Grant from Ball Brothers Foundation.  “Our website was several years old and in need of change,” Vicki Veach, executive director of MDDP, said. “Not only does this updated website reflect our new look,…


United Way Hands Out 5,000 Books To Keep Kids Reading Through Summer

By: Christine Rhine— Muncie, IN—Volunteers joined with United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties this week to hand out nearly 5,000 free books to second and third graders at South View and Grissom elementary schools. The book giveaway, in its second year, is an attempt to stave off summer slide, said Jim Flatford, director of impact for United Way. Summer slide is the term given to the loss of skills children experience during the summer months when they are away…


Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Convenes Regional Funders in Muncie

By: Holly Davis, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance— Muncie, IN—Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (IPA), the state’s largest amplifier of philanthropic impact, is undergoing a strategic planning process to chart the organization’s path for the next five years. The group convened funders from the region in Muncie on the morning of Thursday, June 6 at First Merchants Bank in downtown Muncie. “In the year 2020, IPA will be celebrating our 30th year,” said Claudia Cummings, IPA CEO.  “As the new CEO, I view this…


18th Annual ‘SERVE WEEK’ Held at Union Chapel

By: Jeff Hughes— Muncie, IN—Imagine the positive effect of 288 children and youth ages 3-19 and over 200 adults extending acts of kindness and love in one unified week of service. This is not a dream – it will be a reality in Muncie, Indiana the week of June 17-21, as Union Chapel Ministries launches the 18thAnnual SERVE Week. What began much smaller in 2002, has now grown into a movement of people from Union Chapel joining hands to serve…


BY5, Toyota of Muncie Partner For ‘Diaper Drive’ June 17-21

By: BY5— Muncie, IN— Currently 33% to 50% of all diaper-aged children in Delaware County are in need of diapers, based on research from Delaware County BY5 Early Childhood Initiative, Inc. To help address this need, BY5 has partnered with Toyota of Muncie to host a week-long community diaper drive June 17–21.  This diaper drive is a just small portion of BY5’s efforts to alleviate the county’s need for diapers. In early 2018, the non-profit formed a Diaper Bank Task…


United Way Program Funding UP More Than 15 Percent

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties is increasing its funding of Delaware County programs by 15 percent thanks to hugely successful campaigns the last two years, and new programs that focus on improving grade-level reading and programs that address barriers toward that goal. Since 2014, United Way has invested half its dollars in Delaware County toward educational programs. It’s a focus that addresses United Way’s primary goal of ending generational poverty. “We have a very…


2019 Genealogy Information Fair To Be Held At Historic Carnegie Library

By: Teresa Alley, Genealogy Information Fair Coordinating Committee— Muncie, IN—Imagine it is 3:00 AM on a Saturday and you’ve fallen down that rabbit hole again while searching online for that elusive ancestor you need to find to add to your family tree. Maybe you’ve hit another brick wall and your research seems to have stalled. You might be a Mayflower descendant or have a patriotic ancestor, but you aren’t sure how to join a lineage society. Frustrating as that may be,…


DCHS Annual Dinner To Be Held June 19th

By: Chris Flook, President of the Delaware County Historical Society— Muncie, IN — The Delaware County Historical Society will host its 2019 Annual Meeting, Wednesday, June 19 at 6:00 PM. The event will take place at Ball State University’s Alumni Center. The DCHS is also pleased to announce that Ophelia Wellington, founding director of the Indianapolis-based Freetown Village, will speak at the dinner. Wellington founded Freetown Village in 1982 to better teach Hoosiers about African American history. Freetown Village is a…