MUNCIE, Ind. — The American Electric Power Foundation recently gave a $250,000 grant to the Muncie Children's Museum’s “More to Explore” capital campaign.
The funds will support the expansion of the museum's Discovery Park exhibit, for which the foundation made a donation when the exhibit opened in 2017, according to a release.
For subscribers: Muncie Children's Museum plans new exhibits for a new generation
The museum's capital campaign — its first in more than 25 years, back when the facility moved to its current space at the Horizon Convention Center — aims to raise $3 million for a major renovation, new or revamped exhibits and some general refreshing of the downtown museum's facility.
As part of that renovation, the Discovery Park exhibit will be expanded to include a larger nature area, refurbished ant wall and new water table.
For information about the MCM capital campaign or to donate, go to moretoexplore.net.
A Better Way receives grant for emergency shelter
MUNCIE — A Better Way Services has received $17,500 from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute to provide emergency shelter and services to victims of domestic violence and their dependents.
The Muncie nonprofit was one of 26 statewide to receive a total of $500,000 in grant funds provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) program, according to a release.
A Better Way provides safe shelter and services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as related support groups, counseling services, legal advocacy and suicide prevention and crisis support lines. Information: abetterwaymuncie.org/
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