MutualBank Donates Benches to Local Non-Profits

MutualBank Benches constructed out of recycled plastic.MutualBank Benches constructed out of recycled plastic.

By: Jamie Faulkner—

Muncie, IN – MutualBank donated sixteen benches, recycled from plastic lids to non-profits throughout Indiana. Throughout 2015 and 2016, MutualBank employees and customers collected plastic lids from a variety of sources such as bottles of water, laundry detergent, peanut butter jars, etc. The goal was for each employee to collect a total of two pounds of plastic which would result in 850 lbs. of plastic that would be recycled and turned into park benches.

MutualBank achieved 100% participation with their 425 employees throughout MutualBank’s eleven county footprint in Indiana. The final collection was four times the initial goal of 850 lbs. and was a total of 3,240 lbs. The plastic was recycled and molded into sustainable park benches then donated to non-profits throughout MutualBank’s footprint. Winners of internal contests and competitions enabled MutualBank Financial Centers and departments to get to vote and determine recipients of the benches. In some cases, some recipients of the benches were also contributors toward the collection of plastic lids.

MutualBank is proud to beautify and impact non-profits in the community. MutualBank would like to thank all of the employees and customers who contributed to this project. A special thank you to Earthwise Plastics in Marion, Indiana for their partnership in the creation of the benches. To learn more about MutualBank’s Bank to Bench project or see a full listing of recipients, visit

MutualFirst Financial, Inc. is the parent company of MutualBank, an Indiana-based financial institution since 1889. MutualBank has thirty one full-service retail financial centers in Allen, Delaware, Elkhart, Grant, Kosciusko, Randolph, St. Joseph and Wabash Counties in Indiana. MutualBank has two offices located in Fishers and Crawfordsville, Indiana specializing in wealth management and trust services and a loan origination office in New Buffalo, Michigan. MutualBank also operates a wholly owned subsidiary named Summit Mortgage which operates out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. MutualBank provides a full range of financial services including commercial and business banking, personal banking, wealth management, trust services, investments and internet banking services. The Company’s stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol “MFSF”. Additional information can be found online at