Non-Profit

Virtual Quilt Making Exercise Creates Gorgeous Quilt

By Katie Frederick— Muncie, IN—It was mid-February when the quilting group at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie met to discuss the next quilt for the famous Bazaar in the Woods. This would be the 25th year a quilt would be made. They began with picking out fabrics from their stashes for the pattern which had been chosen earlier. Fabric was found in caches at the quilters homes, a typical occurrence during all past quilt making. Next step was to…

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Ron Fauquher, Innovation Connector Board Chair Recognized With Annual Fisher Governance Award

By Melissa Jones— Muncie, IN — This year’s Fisher Governance Award, annually presented by Ball Brothers Foundation, was awarded to Ron Fauquher, chair of the Innovation Connector Board of Directors. Fauquher was honored with the award at the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s 126th Annual Meeting Celebration on Oct. 15. The John W. and Janice B. Fisher Governance Award annually honors a non-profit board member in Delaware County for exemplary leadership, integrity, responsibility and accountability. “This year, more than ever, has demonstrated…


YWCA Central Indiana Meets Goal For ‘Put Yourself In Her H.E.E.L.S.’ Event

By Keri Whalen— Muncie, IN—YWCA Central Indiana is proud to celebrate the success of their 2020 Put Yourself In Her H.E.E.L.S. virtual event. In the midst of a global pandemic, YWCA staff and board members were concerned with the outcome of a fundraising event, but they were determined to continue making a difference in the lives of women and children. Moving the event online for the first time was a new experience for everybody, but the safety of their residents,…


TeenWorks to Hold 2nd Annual Fall Futures Breakfast on October 28th

By Kari Wissle, Muncie Regional Director— Muncie, IN—TeenWorks, Inc. is a non-profit organization driven to empower teens to achieve excellence in community, college, and career. The Indianapolis based non-profit, serves teens in Marion and Delaware County, and is led locally by Regional Director, Kari Wissel. A teens participation in TeenWorks programming begins through the organizations Summer Program; a 6-week community-based employment experience that allows students to gain the skills necessary to be successful in their first jobs. By partnering with…


Boys & Girls Club and YMCA Partner to Help MCS Students Enrolled in Virtual Learning Program

By Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie are excited to announce a new program, in partnership with the YMCA of Muncie, to help support our families, our schools, and most importantly our kids during a difficult academic year. Starting Monday, October 26th, the Clubs will be opening a school day program for Muncie Community School students who are currently enrolled in the Virtual Learning Program. Students in grades K-12 can participate in a hybrid of virtual…


Ross Community Center: ‘International Experience Festival’ Goes Online For 2020

By Molly Flodder— Muncie, IN—Muncie’s Ross Community Center will celebrate their annual International Festival without gathering as is the tradition. Instead the community is invited to participate in an International Silent Auction set for October 10-17. Items up for auction range from a smoked barbecued dinner for six and a pie of the month for a year to a Malaysian fried noodles dish and a logo design for a small business. Bidders may click on the link to see what…


Fields of Faith 2020 To Be Held on September 30th

By Jeff Mosier— Muncie, IN—Fellowship of Christian Athletes of East Central Indiana has been approved for a crowd size variance for Fields of Faith 2020. The event will take place Wednesday, September 30thon the Shawnee Heights softball/football Field, 1600 E. Fuson Rd., Muncie, IN 47302. Gates open at 6:15 p.m. Music begins at 6:40. Program begins at 7:00. Bring your ticket, your friends, and your chairs or blankets. Masks and social distancing will be required and enforced throughout the evening….


Shafer Leadership Academy to Serve Up Largest Training in 14-year History

By Kate Elliott— Muncie, IN — Muncie non-profit Shafer Leadership Academy is providing 144 hours — or 45 hours per employee — of leadership training for supervisors and front-line leads at Tyson Foods in Portland, Indiana. Fueling this virtual partnership is a workforce grant facilitated through Eastern Indiana Works, which provides employers and job seekers a range of resources and services. Mitch Isaacs, executive director of Shafer Leadership Academy, said investment in leaders matters most when times are tough. “Companies…


MPL Ready Readers Program Went Virtual in 2 Weeks

By Katie Lehman Ready Readers Supervisor, Muncie Public Library— Muncie, IN—If 2020 has taught us anything it is that a lot can change in a very short amount of time. For Muncie Public Library’s Ready Readers program, that amount of time was two weeks. In two weeks, we took a program that emphasized the power of individual face-to-face instruction without the use of technology, and made it entirely virtual. Since its creation in 2016, MPL’s Ready Readers program has provided…


United Way Impacts Families in Positive Ways

By Kimberly Murphy— So much has happened these last few years, it’s hard to know where to begin. I’ve gone from a struggling single mom to a woman confident in her abilities, a newly minted college graduate. I know I am on the edge of realizing my dreams. United Way of Delaware, Henry and Randolph Counties and the programs they fund and support, have been with me every step of the way. I am grateful that I am evidence of how…