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United Way Reading Buddies Impacts NWI First and Second Grade Reading Skills

United-Way-Reading-Buddies-Impacts-NWI-First-and-Second-Grade-Reading-SkillsThe United Way Reading Buddies regional literacy program, funded by a $20,000 donation from Attorney Kenneth J. Allen Law Group, kicked off its 2016-2017 school year program on September 21.

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Porter Regional Hospital Employees Join American Heart Association to Fight Heart Disease and Strokes at 2016 Heart Walk


Employees from many departments of Porter Regional Hospital came together to rally with the American Heart Association against heart disease and strokes at the Heart Walk on Saturday. Hundreds of participants gathered at Coffee Creek Watershed to celebrate survivors and raise funds for current heart disease and stroke patients.

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Culver's Says "Thank You, Farmers" With FFA Fundraiser


Hank and Sherman don’t usually spend a lot of time at Culver’s of Valparaiso. That’s because they are a 5 week old calf and 5 year old rabbit, respectively. But, on September 24, the duo spent their afternoon hanging out in the parking lot as part of Culver’s “Thank you, farmers” event.

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Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Partners with Papa John's for Fundraiser

Papa-Johns-Food-Bank-Fundraiser-2016Order pizza anytime on Saturday, September 24th, and 20% will be donated back to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

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1st Source Bank Donates $10,000 to Marquette Catholic High School Funds Benefiting Business Technology Trading Lab

Marquette-Catholic-Check-Presentation1st Source Bank has contributed $10,000 to Marquette Catholic High School in support of their Business Technology Trading Lab. 1st Source Regional President Matt Vessely recently presented the funds to Principal Jim White. They were joined by Business Instructor Beth Golding, parents Mike and Tricia Sakich and Allyson Headd, Administrative Intern.

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Strack & Van Til Helping to Build GREAT Futures and a New Club

Strack-Van-Til-Boys-Girls-ClubAs the construction of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s new Duneland Club continues to make progress, the excitement of Club members is growing as they anticipate the potential of more after- school activities that will be available. On Monday, September 12, Club members were a little more excited on this day because of a special visit from Strack & Van Til’s. Jeff Strack, president and CEO of Strack & Van Til Supermarkets and Chris Bengston, vice president of community affairs, customer service and corporate inventory control made a personal trip to the Club’s construction site to deliver a $25,000 gift toward helping build a new Duneland Club!

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PNW Students Participate, Donate to Heart Walk

NCC-heart-walkFive students from Purdue University Northwest’s Problems in Public Relations course participated in the American Heart Association’s heart walk and submitted donations to help the cause on Saturday, Sept. 17.

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Franciscan Health: A Tasty Salute to Military Veterans

Franciscan-A-tasty-salute-to-military-veteransJessica DeGiulio, left, and Lisa Remmers, both from the food services department at Franciscan Health Munster, represented the five Franciscan Health Northern Division hospitals in the annual Taste of Care Sept. 15 at Avalon Manor in Hobart. The event brings together more than 15 chefs from hospitals, nursing care and hospice facilities to present their best dishes and help raise awareness for Honor Flight Chicago, which pays tribute to veterans, mostly of the Korean War and World War II, by bringing them to Washington, D.C., for a day of honor and remembrance.

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@PCgivingproject Awards 2016 Annual Fund Grant

YMCA-Grant-PCF@PCgivingproject is a giving circle associated with the Porter County Community Foundation made up of young philanthropists - from 20-somethings to 40-somethings - who are stepping up to make a difference for generations to come. This year, @PCgivingproject’s Fund awarded $10,000 in grants to two nonprofit organizations in our community.

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Feeding Hungry Students: Purdue Northwest Students Collaborating to Feed Hungry Peers

Purdue-Northwest-colorHunger is a problem for some Purdue University Northwest students. Other students are engaged in helping develop a solution.

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Boys Scouts of America Council Partners with Strack and Van Til in 2016

Boys-Scouts-of-America-Council-Partners-with-Strack-and-Van-Til-01For the second year in a row, the Calumet Community of the Pathway to Adventure Council, BSA has partnered with Strack and Van Til (SVT), to help with Scouting’s annual popcorn fundraiser, which benefits Scouts in Northwest Indiana and Chicago’s southern suburbs.

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