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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Town awards two Zionsville organizations grant money

The Town of Zionsville recently awarded Habitat for Humanity ReStore and SullivanMunce Cultural Center grant money from the Town’s Charitable Organizations Fund.


The Town awarded $4,674.98 to Habitat for Humanity ReStore for online scheduling software. Since opening in December, ReStore employees have been busy trying to keep up with the demand of residents calling in to schedule donation pickups. Vonigo software will assist ReStore employees in managing the end to end lifecycle of a donation pick up, including collecting information of the items, donor contact details and real time availability of the ReStore trucks.


The grant will also cover costs of a laptop for ReStore staff and a tablet for the driver.


“With Vonigo software, our donors will be able to conveniently schedule their donations on our website when they are ready, versus calling the ReStore and waiting for a call back,” said Liz Qua, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity Boone County. “Ultimately, Vonigo will help us prepare for incoming inventory as well as helping with truck pick up route efficiency. We have had a tremendous response to our ReStore opening in Boone County and look forward to sharing this amazing tool with our donors.”


The Town also awarded SullivanMunce Cultural Center $6,000 for an interior renovation to provide an ADA-compliant restroom. Since the existing restrooms were built prior to mandated ADA regulations, the door and hallway to the restrooms cannot accommodate a wheelchair. The renovations, to be completed in 2019, will create a separate, but adjacent, unisex restroom that meets all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and also doubles as a family-friendly restroom. 


Previously, the museum received $5,432.50 in grant money from the Boone REMC Community Fund to provide half of the funds needed for this project.


"Over 10,000 people come through our doors each year for events, exhibitions, research, farmers from the Zionsville Farmer's Market, visitors to Zionsville or with the many groups that use our building for meetings,” said SullivanMunce Cultural Center Executive Director Cynthia Young. “We are grateful the Town of Zionsville's non-profit grant program was there to supplement the funding needed to make our restrooms accessible to everyone. On behalf of the Board and staff at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center we thank the Town of Zionsville for your support of this much needed project."


“Through our Charitable Organizations Fund, the Town of Zionsville is happy to support two community-minded organizations,” said Zionsville Mayor Tim Haak. “These funds will serve to further enhance the services ReStore provides and the interior of SullivanceMunce.”

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