Champions for a Safe Community Wednesday announced its cumulative funding to 17 East Central Indiana community nonprofits totally just over $132,000 for all of 2016. The news came at the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie, Champion's operating and fiscal partner.
"The scope of work and programs supported include such things as providing programming, services, and activities that support the prevention of violence as well as the protection and care of victims of violence; educational workshops on community peace building, race relations and preventing school violence," said Jeff Howe, President of the Northeast Region of Old National Bank.
"Champions" is funded by Old National Bank community events including 100 Men Who Cook, as well as 100 Men Who Golf and Just Desserts.
"These are the kinds of partnerships that have enduring meaning," said Juli Metzger, past president for the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie. "Champions for a Safe Community and Boys & Girls Club of Muncie are natural allies in the fight to give kids more opportunities to succeed in life."
Photo: The very first award from our Champions for a Safe Community Fund was granted to the Unity Center on February 12, 2016.
This November 4th, “100 Men Who Cook” will come together to raise money to fund the “Champions for a Safe Community” fund. After the event, this fund will provide support to organizations within the community to provide programming, services, and activities that support the prevention of violence as well as the protection and care of victims of violence. “Champions for a Safe Community” grants will provide resources to not-for-profits, civic, business, and government organizations to support the development and delivery of innovative solutions, otherwise unavailable in our community, designed to make our community a safer place to live, work, and play. It is our greatest hope that those who have supported us in the past will continue and that others will join us in our effort to brighten the future of our community.