Saturday, August 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fairgrounds Memorial Building

This event is for children who live and attend school in Delaware County. Goals are to provide school supplies and a NEW pair of shoes for students who are not able to afford them. Each organization that helps has one size, one gender, ensuring there will be enough shoes in each size to meet the needs of the Back-to-School Distribution on Saturday, August 7.

Hazelwood has been asked to provide 50 NEW pairs of MEN’S SIZE 9 ATHLETIC SHOES. We will be collecting now through Sunday, August 1. There will be a tote in Sulanke Commons for the donated NEW MEN’S SIZE 9 ATHLETIC SHOES. Please remove shoes from boxes, tie laces together, and place in the tote. Thanks!

For more information, contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207.



The Community Education Alliance program in Whitely is looking for volunteers to help with their summer program. The program runs from June 14-July 30 and is designed to address pandemic learning loss, focusing on literacy. The program schedule is:

  •   Monday & Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon at Connection Corner (1824 E. Centennial)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Longfellow Elementary  (1900 E. Centennial)
  • Friday Field Trips (TBA), meet at Connection Corner

There are many volunteer opportunities available, including:

  • Reading with a child
  • Chaperoning a field trip
  • Doing a 15-30 minute guest lesson
  • Helping serve snack/meals
  • Checking in with a family weekly
  • Greeting children/caregivers and directing them to activities
  • Making telephone calls to solicit volunteers

For more information, contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207.



Christmas in July is here! Starting this Sunday, July 4, and continuing every Sunday through the end of the month, we will be collecting non-perishable items for Christian Ministries’ Food Pantry. Please bring items to place under the Christmas Tree in Sulanke Commons. There will also be a tub in the entrance off the circle drive to place your items in during the week. The outer doors will be unlocked Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Boxed Pasta Dinners
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Tuna Helper
  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned Fruit
  • Toilet Tissue
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Bath Soap
  • Diapers



The Muncie Public Library and Yes We Care are joining with the Whitely Community Council Educational Alliance to promote learning and reading throughout the summer through pop-up reading events. Everyone is invited to join in at any of these pop-up events. Bring your own book and a chair (or sit on the grass, steps, or sidewalk), and discover the joy of reading for at least 15 minutes every day! Most events are outside and will be cancelled in the case of rain.

To see pop-up reading locations and times, follow Yes We Care on Facebook: @yeswecarereadingeverywhere. For more information, contact the Muncie Public Library at (765) 741-7336.