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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Strack and Van Til Kick-Off Fundraising Campaign for Upcoming ‘JDRF One Walk’ on September 25th

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On Tuesday, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), along with Strack and Van Til, kicked off their fundraising campaign at Hidden Lake Park, in Merrillville, which coincides with their upcoming ‘JDRF One Walk’ on September 25th.

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Volunteers, Sponsors Needed for Hoosier Burn Camp Golf Outing

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This week I am on the Hoosier Burn Camp hunt to find more volunteers, Golfers and sponsors for the August 8 Golf Outing at Lakes of the Four Seasons. Though, I am excited and anticipate positive things, I always think will everything be great for the golfers and will all of the volunteers want to be enticed to come back next year. Ultimately, I am grateful.

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Region Rallies to Give Bob a Second Chance

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We live in a world where our own life often has the power to consume us. We walk through crowds fixated on where we need to go and what need to do, forgetting that we are just one piece in the puzzle of humanity.

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Wishing Wells Cancer Foundation Continues to Touch Lives of Young Adults

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The outpouring of love and support that Jessica Wells received during her battle with cancer, which has touched so many of us in one way or another, inspired her to start the Wishing Wells Cancer Foundation and positively impact as many young people battling cancer as she could.

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First Trust Credit Union Branches are Currently Collecting Back To School Supplies and They Need Your Help!


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First Trust is assisting the La Porte Jaycees for their annual supply drive to support all elementary, middle and high school students in La Porte and New Prairie School Systems. For more information call (219) 342-4359.

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Mark Your Calendars for this Year's "Stuff a Bus" with First Trust Credit Union

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Come join the fun as the Michigan City Salvation Army, Al’s Supermarkets, First Trust Credit Union and the Michigan City School Corporation, celebrate 13 years of hosting the "Stuff a Bus" food drive for the Salvation Army Food Pantry.

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1st Source Bank Makes $25,000 Gift to Community Foundation Campaign

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1st Source Bank recently presented the Porter County Community Foundation with a check for $25,000 in support of the Foundation’s Tomorrow Starts Today campaign. The campaign raised funds to create a unique Center for Community Philanthropy - a nonprofit conference center - as well as build the community’s endowment funds and increase grantmaking.

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City of Crown Point Donation Help Serves Underprivileged Area Residents


franciscan-cp-2016-5k-donatinCrown Point Mayor David Uran, right, presented to Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point on July 15 the last of five, $5,000 installments the city has made annually to benefit the hospital’s Capital Campaign, which raised funds for the construction of a new St. Clare Health Clinic at 1121 S. Indiana Ave., and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the hospital, 1201 S. Main St.

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Valparaiso Kiwanis Foundation Names Arnold Community Volunteer of 2016

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Each year, Valparaiso Kiwanis Foundation accepts nominations for Community Volunteer of the Year. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding volunteers, promote volunteerism, encourage increased volunteerism within the community, and to celebrate the “spirit of volunteerism” in Valparaiso. Long-time Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Board member and former Board Chair, Nick Arnold of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Executive Group Real Estate, was one of ten nominees recognized for this prestigious honor, and was named Valparaiso Kiwanis Foundation’s 2016 Community Volunteer of the Year earning $1,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County and $250 from Porter County Community Foundation for the Clubs’ endowment fund.

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Kids Alive International Receives Perfect Score On Charity Navigator

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Kids Alive International (KAI) recently received a perfect score on Charity Navigator, an online resource for charities, and continues with a 14 year streak as a four star organization. Charity Navigator is dedicated to evaluating and rating 8,000 charities to provide more in-depth information to help inform and guide donors.

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Strack & Van Til Holds Check Out Challenge For the Boys and Girls Club

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The children of the Boys & Girls Club took a field trip July 1st to thank a very important partner. Strack and Van Til, a familiar face in the community, has organized many fundraisers for the Club. This month, B&G will be the beneficiary of Stracks’ Checkout Challenge Campaign.

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