Helping hands for harvest : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
With the downturn of the economy, many people in the Muncie community are less able to provide food security for their families. To help with this cause, the Harvest Soup Kitchen serves food to those in need. However, as more people are relying on the Harvest Soup Kitchen for their next meal, the non-profit organization is finding it difficult to operate on the small budget they have, supplied through donations and grants. To help this local organization, I led a planning comittee, which organized and executed a benefit dinner. For additional funding, we wrote and submitted a grant to the Ball Brothers Foundation. Additionally, I made a Benefit Dinner Manual fo the Harvest Soup Kitchen board members, so that this event can be easily created in the future. To document these processes, I have given a detailed summary, along with examples of the grant narratives, the request letters for sponsors and donors, and the Benefit Dinner Manual.