Addressing the Future of the Whitely Neighborhood!

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Whitely Community Council purchases property at Centennial and MLK

After several quiet months during which the Whitely Board and Executive Director worked to survey the property and ensure that it is a sound community investment, we decided to take a big step forward in developing our community! The purchase of the Centennial building took place on Friday, 1/5/18. After the closing the next steps will be to start planning for renovation and identifying community partners.

We have been listening closely to our residents, and they want quite a lot out of this building. It is our job to respond to the needs and desires of the community and make those dreams come true! The space will permanently house our food pantry and monthly meetings, plus pantry storage, the tool shed, and office space for Whitely staff. Beyond that, many great ideas have been suggested by residents, including classroom space, a community kitchen, a medical clinic, an orchard, a business incubator, a café, and much more! We are actively looking for partner organizations to share in this space with us and bring needed resources and services to Whitely and the greater east-side community.

We have listened to your voices and will continue to do so. Please join us in making this dream a reality for our community. Donate today and pledge your support. Checks can be mailed to PO Box 665, Muncie, IN 47308.

February- Monday, February 11th @ the MACC

Our February Monthly Meeting will take place from 6pm-7pm on Monday, February 11th at the Muncie Area Career Center.

This months meeting will share time with KEIHIN manufacturing, a local manufacture of Honda parts. KEIHIN is looking to hire residents into fulltime positions. This hiring event will take place at our February Neighborhood Meeting!

Come early (5:30pm) to enjoy a light meal and fellowship with your neighbors. Children are welcome!

About

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The Whitely Community Council is a neighborhood association representing the Whitely Community, located in Muncie, Indiana. We value shared information and opportunities that improve lives. Our goal is to build an integrated education cycle for all ages that aligns schools, home, and community, develop our communities infrastructure to improve property value and attract growth while improving the livelihood of residents in our community.

Donations to Whitely Community Council can be made via the website, by clicking “Donate” under the “Get Involved” tab, or by mailing a check to P.O. Box 665, Muncie, IN 47308, made out to Whitely Community Council. Interested in discussing how you can help us improve our community? Contact Ken Hudson, Executive Director, at kenyonta.kh@gmailcom or call 765-744-3274

Food Insecurity

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Whitely has started the journey to make the food desert in the community bloom to resolve the serious problem of food insecurity in our area.

Created by the Whitely Community Council, the pantry is open every third Thursday of each month from 4pm-6pm. The pantry is located at Harvest Christian Fellowship Church, 1010 East Centennial Ave, Muncie IN. The Whitely Neighborhood Pantry was established to address food insecurities in the Whitely Neighborhood. Due to the limited resources of the Whitely Community Council, we ask that recipients of the pantry come from the Whitely neighborhood.

We need your help as volunteers. If you can volunteer some hours please contact Ken Hudson at kenyonta.kh@gmail.com or Ana McCullum at anajbyrd@hotmail.com

Donations for the pantry and any of our other community initiatives can be sent to Whitely Community Council at P.O. Box 665, Muncie, IN 47308. Checks should be made out to Whitely Community Council with the purpose of the donation written in the memo line, to ensure the funds go to the appropriate project. You can also support the pantry by using the GoFundMe link below or by donating to the “Larry Dollison Food Cooperative Fund” at the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County. click here. For more information contact Ken Hudson at 765-744-3274 or kenyonta.kh@gmail.com