Non-Profit

The Difference A Year Makes: United Way Forging a Path For ALICE Families

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, Indiana—A year ago, Kimberly Murphy was working part-time with AmeriCorp and taking accounting classes at Ivy Tech. The mother of two adult children and a middle-schooler wanted a better life. Today, Murphy works part-time at Huffer Memorial Children’s Center and is a full-time student at Ball State University working toward her bachelor’s degree in social work with a minor in financial planning, and is this much closer to the life she wants, one with higher earning…


Delaware County Historical Society Launches Hurley Goodall Bust Fundraiser

By: Chris Flook— Muncie, Indiana — The Delaware County Historical Society and Community Enhancement Projects have launched a Hurley C. Goodall bust fundraiser program to help offset the costs of the life-sized bronze statue of Mr. Goodall. The renowned Hoosier artist Bill Wolfe is currently sculpting the statue. By purchasing a bust of Mr. Goodall, supporters will commemorate his legacy, while backing the project at the same time. The busts are replicas of the full statue. Busts come in two…


Ball Brothers Foundation Announces Targeted Funding Opportunity for Workforce Development   

By: Jud Fisher— Muncie, Indiana—Ball Brothers Foundation has invited four local organizations to apply for funding in 2019 to address current and anticipated community workforce development needs. The “Future of Work” funding opportunity comes as local manufacturers, K-12 school representatives, and higher education institutions have been seeking opportunities to better collaborate. “It is no secret that all across Indiana—and the country—major shifts are taking place related to workforce needs,” shared BBF President and COO, Jud Fisher.  “We know that by…


Kiwanis Club Christmas Trees To Be Available Again This Year

By: Mark Foerster— Muncie, IN—For over 60 years, the Muncie Kiwanis Club has been selling Christmas Trees by the North Walnut Street Fieldhouse.  This year they’re doing it again!  Starting the day after Thanksgiving until December 17th, come by the north lot of the North Walnut Street Fieldhouse to purchase a Christmas Tree for home or work.  The Muncie Kiwanis Club will be selling many different types of trees including Frasier Fir, Scotch Pine and White Pine.  If  you’re looking…


5 Delaware County Non-Profits Receive Over $60K in Grant Funding From Community Foundation

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $62,875 to five no-profit organizations during the fourth Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2018. The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County— for this generation and generations to come. Quarterly Competitive Grants are awarded to fund projects for which there is a demonstrable community benefit in one of the following areas of interest:…


Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie Accepting Nominations for Two Awards

By: Amy Logan— Muncie, Indiana—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie is looking for nominations from the public for the Boys & Girls Club Legacy Award and the Roy C. Buley Heritage Award. Nominations are due December 14 and the award will be presented to the recipient at the Great Futures Dinner on January 24. The Boys & Girls Club Legacy Award will be given to a member of the community who has overcome a significant obstacle in their life…


Cyber Monday at Cornerstone Center For The Arts

By: Jessie Fisher— Muncie, Indiana—Give the gift of art to your loved ones this holiday season. Cornerstone Center for the Arts is excited to offer half price gift certificates on Cyber Monday, November 26. This is a one-day only deal you do not want to miss. On Cyber Monday, Cornerstone will offer $50 gift certificates for its group classes for just $25 each! If you know an adult or child who has always wanted to take classes at Cornerstone, this…


23rd Annual Feed My Sheep Thanksgiving Dinner set for Thursday, Nov. 22 at Muncie Central High School

By: Jeannine Lee Lake— Muncie, Indiana—Feed My Sheep Muncie is ready to feed about 1,500 people a hot meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and corn on Thursday. But with the numbers of meal requests still rapidly rolling in, organizers say there is still a need for cash donations and food items for its 23rd annual Thanksgiving Day Community Outreach. The event – started by former Muncie educators George and Teresa Huggins in 1995 – begins at 11 am Thursday, in…


A Better Way and United Way-Breaking The Cycle Together

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, Indiana—Brian and Rhea Graham have spent the last three years pushing aside personal demons and life’s roadblocks to become very public advocates for recovery and redemption. Both recovering addicts, they’ve done it even as they have faced the financial constrictions that keep them just shy of qualifying for federal assistance. They are what United Way calls ALICE, asset limited, income constrained but employed. Today, Rhea takes on one more role – as a spokesperson for A…


Enjoy a Hike at Stout Memorial Woods on Black Friday

By: Julie Borgmann, executive director of Red-tail Land Conservancy— Muncie, IN—People often ask me, what is your favorite Red-tail property?  I honestly have to reply, it depends on the season and the mood I’m in.   When I visit Baskin Robbins, I always have to walk along the cooler before I choose which of the 33 flavors I want to eat. The same is true of planning a hike. What do I want to see, hear, smell, and feel? In late November as…