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St. Monica Home Benefits from Corporal Work of Mercy

St-Monica-Home-Benefits-from-Corporal-Work-of-MercyMembers of Girl Scout Juniors Troop 221, from St. Mary School in Crown Point, recently donated items for young mothers and their infants to St. Monica Home, which is on the grounds of Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer.

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Culver's of Valparaiso to hold Blood Drive on March 20, 2015

Culvers-Valpo-Blood-Drive-3-15Please sign up at Culver's, call 531-9600, 1-800-RED CROSS or go to, sponsor code "culvalpo" to schedule your blood donation appoitment.

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Purdue Day of Giving to Take Place at PNC on April 29, 2015

purdue-north-centralApril 29th, 2015 is a date you do not want to miss. Have you ever wanted the opportunity to say that you have granted new opportunities and transformed lives? With 65% of our student population residing in Northwest Indiana, this is how you can make an impact. Purdue University North Central is hosting its 2nd Annual Day of Giving on April 29, 2015 for a 24-hour online period.

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Community Gathers to Celebrate Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Youth of the Year Award Ceremony

bgcpoco-youth-of-the-year-1The message at the 2015 Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Youth of the Year Recognition Program and Annual Campaign Kickoff was simple: it only takes one. It takes but one person to open a door that sets a child on a path to an amazing future.

Tonight, the clubs were able to take a moment to celebrate the lives of some of the amazing children enrolled in their programs and honor the Porter County Youth of the Year.

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Local Student Raises Funds for Housing Opportunities

Local_Student_Raises_Funds_for_Housing_O-1Angela Conrad, sixth grade student at Chesterton Montessori School, recently organized and held a talent show to raise funds for Housing Opportunities. Conrad made the donation of $615 to Development Officer Jamie Miller who spoke to the standing-room-only group of parents and students before the talent show which featured first through sixth grade students at the school who performed skits, sang songs, played musical instruments, danced, and demonstrated karate during an entertaining show.

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Random Acts of Kindness Take Foundation Staff on the Road

Porter-County-Community-Foundation-Acts-of-Kindness-Collage-02-19-15A surprise visit and a random act of kindness by the Porter County Community Foundation staff to Gabriel’s Horn in Portage last week made Mignon Kennedy’s day. The Foundation presented gift cards to help the residents of the women’s shelter purchase food or personal items for their families. “This is perfect timing,” said Kennedy, Executive Director. “We were out of gift cards and have a new resident coming in over the weekend.”

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Athletic Shoes Available for Nonprofits

rot1Through an athletic shoe drive hosted at local high schools and universities, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority collected 212 pairs of athletic shoes that are available for nonprofit organizations. The tourism authority, in conjunction with Indiana Sports Corporation, will be distributing the shoes through Indiana Sports Corporation’s “Geared For Health” Exchange Program.

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