On December 1, 2015, people around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. The Porter County Community Foundation has joined this movement known as #GivingTuesday as an opportunity for our community to come together and give something more this holiday season.
Culver’s of Valparaiso recently presented a donation of $3,178.95 to the American Cancer Society.
This weekend we are kicking off our #FoodDrive as we try to fight hunger in our community! Bring in at least 3 non-perishable food items and you will be entered in a drawing for free movie passes and concession passes!
The Merrillville Rotary Club, for the fifth consecutive year, made Thanksgiving and the holiday season happier for numerous area families recently by donating 50 turkeys to St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point, which were in turn distributed to clinic clients. Club members raised approximately $1,000 to purchase the food from the Strack and Van Til Broadway store in the city, which provided them at cost. Shown receiving a donation from club president Tom Kuhn, right, is Miguel Perez, of DeMotte.
The Memorial Opera House Foundation has joined with the Memorial Opera House to collect new 12” to 16” stuffed animals through December 13th in support of the United Way Of Porter County’s Reading Buddies Initiative.
Damien and Rita Gabis recently received the Outstanding Philanthropist Award in the category of Individual/Couple or Family from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), NWI Chapter. They were among those honored at the AFP’s National Philanthropy Day Celebration on November 19, 2015 at Sand Creek County Club.
Lake Superior Court Civil Division Judge Diane Kavadias Schneider is shown after recently swearing in the latest members of the Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults program initiated by Thomas Gryzbek, former president of Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer and Hammond.
In October 2015, Culver’s of Schererville hosted a benefit day to raise funds for the Pink Ribbon Society. 10% of the days sales were donated to the nonprofit as well as proceeds generated by the sales of trinkets and signature cards for $1 each.
WVLP, a local radio station, has recently made a large transition. They changed frequencies from 98.3 to 103.1 after they had been drowned out by another commercial radio station.
On Thursday, Strack and Van Til, Ultra Foods, and Town and Country Market presented a $3,000 donation to help sustain and support the Sojourner Truth House and all the work they do and services they provide to homeless and at-risk women and their children. Through hospitality, advocacy, integrative services and collaboration, Sojourner Truth House helps their clients improve their quality of life and that of the community in a safe, trusting environment.
CARTRONIX, Inc. of Valparaiso, Indiana, proudly announces its participation in the Coats for Kids program for a fourth year. This program helps to generate donations of new and gently-used winter coats for local children in need. Every customer who brings in a new or gently used children’s winter coat will get up to a $50 discount on the installation of a new remote car starter system.