July 7, 2015
It is never too early to learn about Montgomery United Fund for You and the upcoming campaign to raise money to better the lives of Montgomery County residents. MUFFY will host a breakfast at 7 a.m. on July 29 at the Wabash College Detchon Center for anyone interested in helping raise the much needed funds.
Information about MUFFY and the upcoming campaign, including the game plan to raise funds is a perfect time for any residents to better understand the whys and hows of raising funds. MUFFY’s Kara Edie said corporations and individuals are encouraged to attend.
“This will be the most comprehensive information anyone can get concerning the 2015 campaign,” Edie said, “For teams from companies to individuals, the breakfast will be provide a lot of information on how we are going to raise a record amount of money this year.”
Edie said the MUFFY goal for 2015 will announced at the meeting.
Many companies form teams to help reach goals for their employees by encouraging their participation. Edie said the breakfast meeting will be good for those individuals, or teams of individuals, who have been assigned to come up with creative ways to raise MUFFY funds within their places of employment.
“One of the things we cover is how to run a campaign within a company,” Edie said. “We hope this meeting will energize those in the community who want to see our campaign become a success story.”
To encourage company participation this year, MUFFY applied for and received a $50,000 grant from the Indiana Association of United Ways. For companies who increase their giving over a three-year period average, grant funds will match each dollar donated. The matching dollars will go to the NOURISH program which provides approximately 500 backpacks filled with nutritious food every weekend to
local children who struggle with issues of food insecurity.
“For companies who can beat their three-year giving average they will be able to help a lot of kids fight hunger,” Edie said. “Even a company that has not participated in MUFFY for a couple of years can form a team and earn matching dollars for NOURISH. The grant money will be first-come first-served and we are anticipating of using all the grant funds early so companies need to get geared up to take advantage of this great opportunity to feed kids.”
In 2014, $411,000 was raised for MUFFY.
The informational meeting is expected to be completed at 8:30 a.m.
Call Edie at 765-362-5484 or respond online at muffy.org/events.html to place a reservation by July 28.