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Thrivent Contribution Aids Local Homeless

thrivent-project-neighborsThe Greater Valparaiso Group of Thrivent Financial and its Community Advisory Board recently presented a check for $13,000 to Neighbors Place, a development of Project Neighbors, which will provide affordable housing for 18 homeless women in Porter County.

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NorthShore Health Centers Helps Kids with Back to School

rot8Every year, NorthShore Health Centers holds a back to school fair. Kids who attend can get a discounted service of a $25 school physical, sports physical, or an immunization. It depends on what the kids need at the time.

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Culver's Support Local Farmers at Their "Thank You Farmer's" Event

Culvers-thank-farmer's-2014-1The parking lot and grounds of the Valparaiso Culver's Restaurant took on the resemblance of a small county fair on Saturday as they hosted a Grand Celebration Fundraiser in association with their "Thank You Farmer's" event.  The promotion is designed to help local farming communities continue creating additional, meaningful ways to support the Culver's "Knowing Where your Food Comes From" story.   The event was held in conjunction with Culver's franchising promotion throughout the year for Future Farmers of America.  All the proceeds, including 10% of all sales on Saturday at the Valpo store, benefitted the local FFA Chapters of Morgan Township and Kouts High Schools.  Both FFA Chapters helped coordinate the event and were on hand to volunteer.  The event culminated both a month long fundraising event in the restaurant, and fundraising competitions among the employees.

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Culver's of Valparaiso to host "Donate While You Dine" October 23

BC-Poster-ValpoVisit Culver’s of Valparaiso on Thursday, October 23 from 10:30 a.m.. to 10 p.m. and we will donate 10 percent of sales to American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Loie Reiner Honored by Hilltop Neighborhood House Board of Directors

Loie-Reiner-HilltopLoie Reiner was recently honored by the Hilltop Neighborhood House Board of Directors for serving a seven year term. Loie and her husband the late Walt Reiner helped start Hilltop back in 1995. Loie who is one of the “Many Faces of Hilltop” is pictured here left to right with; Mac Cizunas age 5, Ava Soloman age 5, Luke Eads age 4, and Kali Martin age 5, who all attend Hilltop’s Kindergarten Readiness Program. For more information on volunteering for Hilltop Neighborhood House call 219-477-4222 or visit their website at

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Proceeds from Porter Regional Hospital’s Healthy Hustle Awarded to Lakeshore PAWS

Healthy-Hustle-2014-runProceeds totaling more than $2,500 from Porter Regional Hospital’s Healthy Hustle 5K Run/Walk were recently awarded to its beneficiary, Lakeshore PAWS.

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Local Carpenters Volunteer with Purple Heart Homes

IKORCC-Local-Carpenters-Volunteer-with-Purple-Heart-Homes-01From June 2013 through June 2014, Locals 373, 435, 735 and 1090 of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) donated time, skills and funds to Purple Heart Homes in South Euclid, Ohio.

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