The men of Wabash College will again join with Montgomery United Fund For You to go door-to-door throughout Crawfordsville collecting donations for the 2012 MUFFY Campaign. They will visit local neighborhoods 6-8 p.m. today.
This year marks the 37th year the men of Wabash will volunteer their services for the annual drive. During that span, every freshman class of Wabash men has participated in the drive raising nearly $125,000 to assist area non-profits in providing valuable services to the people of Montgomery County.
Professor Rick Warner of Wabash College and Cody Leatherman, Wabash College class of 2010, will be this year’s Residential Drive Chair and Assistant Chair, participating in their seventh and second campaign’s respectively.
The 2012 campaign goal is $501,000, which will come from one-time gifts from individuals and small businesses, gifts made through payroll deduction from more than 100 businesses across the county, including 18 of the 20 largest employers in the county, and the residential drive itself.
Last year, the community raised $434,000 for the campaign, with more than $4,000 raised during the residential drive. To date more than $60,000 has been raised towards the 2012 goal.
Following their visits through city neighborhoods the students will gather at the Elston Homestead on Pike Street, the home of Wabash College President, Dr. Patrick White and wife Chris. It is the tradition of the Wabash College president to host the students participating in the residential drive in his home for a post-campaign celebration. The students turn in the donations they have collected and enjoy some refreshments in the company of the Whites and members of the 2012 campaign team.
Residents are asked to turn on porch lights Thursday to help with safety and to show their support of these efforts. Participants in this drive will be in teams of two or three students, will be wearing Wabash College clothing, and will be carrying official MUFFY campaign brochures and pledge forms.
For more information, contact the office at 362-5484 or mail gifts to the MUFFY office, P.O. Box 247, Crawfordsville, IN, 47933.