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  • Shelby County United Fund for You: SCUFFY Drive 2020 Extension

    May 1, 2020

    For the past 66 years, SCUFFY has served the Shelby County community through its annual fundraising drive. Events like the kickoff breakfast, roadblock and end of drive dinner have long been hallmarks of campaign season. In every previous year, SCUFFY has met or exceeded its goal through the hard work of volunteers and the generosity of our community.

    The drive helps fund SCUFFY member agencies and their efforts to reach out to the most vulnerable.

    Due to these unprecedented times of sheltering at home and concerns regarding a global pandemic, the SCUFFY executive board has made the decision to extend its campaign.

    Drive Chair Kyle Beaty said, “We are very aware of the difficult times our donors both corporate and individual are facing. It just didn’t feel right to ask them to make a commitment when so much is uncertain.”

    “Shelby County depends on the safety nets provided by our twelve member agencies,” Beaty said. “If through extending the drive we are able to help these service providers weather this storm, that seems like the right thing to do.”

    “We are well aware that factories are shuttered, people are out of work, small businesses are trying to stay afloat. We want to give them the opportunity to stabilize their workforce and catch their breath before adding anything else to their plate,” added Assistant Drive Chair, Drew Little.

    SCUFFY is getting creative to help keep momentum going in their fundraising efforts – it has increased its social and electronic media presence.

    Today, representatives will participate in an online version of First Friday organized by Main Street Shelbyville.
    Throughout the weekend, SCUFFY is hosting a virtual roadblock on its Facebook page, encouraging followers to donate $20 in 2020.

    On Thursday, May 7, Scot Shrader through his Live from Home Open Stage Facebook page will host a Benefit Concert. Other fun events are in the planning stages to continue engaging with the public.

    SCUFFY Executive Director Alecia Gross said, “We’re not going anywhere. SCUFFY is a strong and resilient resource for all of our county. We plan to remain alongside Shelby County residents during these challenging times.”

    If you are able to donate, you are encouraged to do so either through the PayPal app at scuffy@scuffy.org or by calling the office at (317) 398-6231.