Each year the Staff Council works with the Muncie Salvation Army for our Adopt-A-Family philanthropic project. The mission of this project is to adopt one or two local families to help provide their needs for the Christmas season.

For the 2023 season, we collected items and donations totaling over $1500.  Each child received at least two outfits, socks, pajamas, shoes, boots, a coat, hat, and gloves.  Also purchased were items on the children’s wish lists like toys, games, an easy bake oven, roller skates, books, and stocking filled with treats. We were even fortunate enough to have a vacuum donated, which was the only thing that the mother asked for.  In addition to all of this, we were able to purchase several gift cards for restaurants so mom could get a night off from cooking.

The mother seemed very grateful and was excited to see the number of presents we had.  They filled her entire SUV. Staff Council couldn't have done any of this without the generosity of the many Ball State employees who donated to this project in some way. Big kudos to the Hospitality Committee for organizing this project and to the rest of Staff Council representatives who shopped, wrapped, and delivered all the gifts!!!  Thank you!