Over $48,000 Raised Already!
Help us grow!
As part of our Year of Growth in 2017, Whitely CC is working to raise funds for a permanent location, offices, and staff right here in our neighborhood. We hope to purchase a property that will become a permanent office space, food pantry, public meeting space, and classroom to be used and enjoyed by the Whitely community.
Our fundraising goal is $250,000, which will allow for the purchase and renovation of a space as well as support our incoming executive director. Help us move from working out of the “Dollison home office” and into an official Whitely business office.
Donations can be made online here, or mailed to Whitely Community Council at P.O. Box 665, Muncie, IN 47307. Donations can also be made in person at any Old National Bank – just ask at the desk to make a donation to Whitely. With your help, we can do so much!
The property being pursued is at 1208 E Centennial Ave. It is 22,000 sq. ft., contains 3 buildings, and is spread out over 3 acres with lots of paved parking. The grounds would allow for the pantry, food storage, public meeting space, offices, classrooms, public garden space, and a garage for the MLK Freedom Bus.
Why does Whitely need a building?
- We plan to hire a new executive director for WCC, and he/she will need an office space, meeting room, and ongoing support.
- We need a permanent food pantry space where we can receive, store, and disperse food to those in need.
- We need space for tools and equipment that can be accessible early mornings, evenings, and weekends to help Whitely residents.
- Because Whitely is an education first community, we need space for meetings, trainings and space for learning. We need a space for potential immersive learning partnerships with Ball State.