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Legacy Foundation's Jeff Van Hecke Memorial Scholarship Honors Man's Commitment to Helping Veterans


The Legacy Foundation has been focused on building the community of Lake County Indiana for 26 years and is a leader when it comes to helping the community become a better place.

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VNA Hospice of Northwest Indiana Welcomes Volunteers and Supporters to Wear their Favorite Summer Fashion Last Chance for White Pants Gala

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The 2nd annual Last Chance for White Pants Gala celebrated the care and compassion of VNA Hospice of Northwest Indiana on Saturday at the Blue Chip Hotel and Casino. Staff, volunteers, donors and those affected by the work of VNA broke out their still-summer fashion to raise funds to update the Horton Hospice Center in Valparaiso.

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Opportunity Enterprises’ 18th Annual Packathon Packs in a Day of Fun, Networking, and Philanthropy


Opportunity Enterprises’ (OE) has helped raise funds to support programs for individuals with disabilities in the Northwest Indiana community. But at the annual Packathon, which took place Saturday, the nonprofit broadened their support once again to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. In return, the Chicago Marathon supports OE by donating money to them for their packing efforts of over 50,000 bags for participants, many of whom are runners from the Region.

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NIPSCO Business Support Department Makes a Difference for Meals on Wheels


On Friday, September 14, 11 NIPSCO employees from the Business Support Services, came to Meals on Wheels in Merrillville and helped clean up our outside grounds, landscape and wash and clean our vans for the non-profit agency.

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Meals on Wheels Volunteer Opportunities at All 42 Locations

Meals-On-Wheels-NWI-New-LogoWhy not consider spending an hour or so helping to deliver meals in your community? Recent illnesses, and resignations have caused a need in nearly all of our areas in Lake County. If you would like to help your neighbors, why not deliver meals where you live or work? We are having orientation/training on Tuesday, October 9, at 10:00 am in our offices at 8446 Virginia Street, Merrillville. And, again on Thursday, October 18 at 1 pm. Training lasts one hour and ends with a tour of our building.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Soar in Sold Out Inaugural Night of Flight


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has proved its ambitious outreach to its members, sponsors, and supporters by providing them with opportunities that reflect its mission and by thinking outside the box. Night of Flight, a first-of-its-kind fundraising event, succeeded in proving that mission. The event included the opportunity for members of Boys & Girls Clubs and Night of Flight Guests to fly in one of the three Chicago Helicoptor Experience helicopters, listen and engage with accomplished speakers, and meet the people who sponsor them.

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St. Jude House Invites the Community to Honor and Remember All Victims of Domestic Violence


St. Jude House will hold its Candlelight Vigil on Monday, October 1st on the eastside lawn of the Crown Point Court House Square. This event is the kickoff for October’s national Domestic Violence Awareness month. The Candlelight Vigil is held to honor and remember all those whose lives have been lost to domestic violence as well as to support all victims impacted by domestic violence.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Benefits from Strack & Van Til Giving Initiative


Strack & Van Til’s offers its customers an easy way to give back to their favorite and local charities throughout Northwest Indiana by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. Through the grocery chain’s Checkout Challenge, customers have the opportunity to learn about and, in turn, give to many local organizations that help make local communities strong and thriving. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana was one such organization that benefitted from the generosity of so many people during the early part of summer. As customers “rounded-up” their purchases at Strack & Van Til’s stores, over $40,000 was raised for Boys & Girls Clubs to support after-school and summer...

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Hungry Region Families to Receive Free Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Food-Bank-of-NWI-2018The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana will host its 7th Annual Hunger Action Month Fresh Mobile Marketplace from 9am to noon on Saturday, September 1, at the Food Bank’s new food distribution facility at 6490 Broadway, Merrillville. The event will be the first large-scale distribution held at the organization’s new home, and is expected to provide fresh, nutritious food assistance to more than 500 individuals.

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Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana Personalizes Nourishment


For many people in the Region, Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana is the difference between remaining in their own homes and needing to relocate to a nursing facility or to spend more time in a hospital. The nutritious meal, welcoming visit, and safety check-up help these seniors cope with three threats of aging: hunger, isolation, and loss of independence. Research proves that when seniors have the right support, they improve quality of life, need fewer hospital stays, and live longer. And when the food they’re being served is delicious, eating becomes more enjoyable for them.

Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana serves a variety of community members, including those who face barriers to preparing healthy meals, including physical ability, living in a food desert, or being home-bound for a variety of reasons....

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Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Honors and Thanks Local Heroes at the Annual Hometown Hero Awards


For over thirty years, Albert's Diamond Jewelers has celebrated the heroes in its community by hosting the Hometown Hero Awards. Saturday afternoon in Schererville, policemen, firemen, and EMT's were honored for their service and devotion to their communities.

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