Some 180 participants made the recent, third-annual “Rolling for a Reason” Catherine McAuley Clinic fund-raiser a success. Lane sponsors, employees and friends packed the Stardust III bowling lanes in Dyer to help raise more than $27,000 for the clinic, which, for more than 20 years, has been offering free and reduced-cost health care services to underinsured and uninsured residents of northern Lake County.
The Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) represents more than 32,000 professional tradespeople from 33 different locals across the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and portions of West Virginia and Tennessee. The council works with over 30,000 different contractors to help them find the best talent for their specific projects.
Aperion Care of Valparaiso made a donation to the Porter County Community Foundation in memory of Mary E. Bartz. Mary served as president of the Porter County Council of Church Women that established Whispering Pines Health Care Center.
Valparaiso AAUW Affiliate recently attended a presentation by Richard Cusick, owner of Evolution Artisan Confections. Members were entertained while learning the story of chocolate from bean to bar. Cusick, who is passionate about chocolate – and food in general – used videos to show the planting, harvesting, shipping, and manufacturing of the world’s finest chocolate.
Porter County Community Foundation recently awarded grants from its Community Fund to several nonprofit organizations. Grantees are selected through a competitive application process open to 501(c)(3) agencies serving Porter County.
Every year, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers gives back to the community through donations and fundraisers for local charity events. Toys for Tots, school programs and food banks are among those that Albert's has helped in the past. This holiday season, they found a charity and knew it was the right one for them to help, Seasons for Seniors.
Methodist Hospitals Foundation donated a one year’s supply of daily living necessities to support the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Gary. The supplies included razors, shaving gel, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and paste, slippers, combs, soap and shampoo – many items we all take for granted.
The Valparaiso High School Men’s Swim team along with their coaches, Adam “Boomer” Nellessen and Allison Walter dropped off and put away 1,750 pounds of food to the Hilltop Neighborhood Food Pantry that they collected during their annual lock-in.
On Sunday, December 25, Texas Corral restaurant in Merrillville, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, served Christmas dinner to more than 1000 people in need. The restaurant opened its doors from 11am to 5pm to offer a warm meal at no cost to individuals and families struggling with hunger across Northwest Indiana.
NIPSCO wraps up another year of holiday giving by donating more than $110,000 to 15 local charitable organizations, including the employee-driven annual Hope for the Holidays campaign, which raised $15,450 for local Toys for Tots organizations and shelters across northern Indiana.