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NIPSCO and United Way Team Up To Help Local Veterans


Lake Area United Way LogoUnited Way has teamed up NIPSCO for their annual Charity of Choice, which this year focuses on helping local veterans. The Charity of Choice initiative encourages employees to support the selected organization or cause through financial donations as well as through volunteerism. United Way joined the cause by assisting in the creation of volunteer opportunities like the Veteran’s Home Improvement project. The project helps veterans and families of active duty members with some minor home improvements. The project is open to residents of Lake, LaPorte, and Porter Counties. The home improvements consist of yard clean up, basic landscaping, and interior painting.

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Campagna Academy is the recipient of Horseshoe Casino Hero Grant!

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Horseshoe Casino Hammond recently selected Campagna Academy to be the recipient of their 2017 Hero Grant. Caesars Foundation donated $10,000 to fund the volunteer project at Campagna Academy.

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Chesterton Duneland Kiwanis Club Gives to Kids


Chesterton-Duneland-Kiwanis-Club-Gives-to-Kids-2017On May 19, Chesterton Duneland Kiwanis Club held their meeting at the newly renovated Duneland Boys & Girls Club. In addition to holding their business meeting, Kiwanis members were provided with a Club tour of the renovated and newly built section of the Club which boasts a full-sized gymnasium, STEM Lab, Teen Center, Exergaming Studio and a Rock Wall.

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Lakeside Wealth Management Hosting ‘Invisible Project’ Exhibit, Helping Bring Awareness to Area Homelessness

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“It could be the person standing next to you in line at the grocery store.”

This month, the Invisible Project - Making Visible Stories of Homelessness exhibit is being displayed at Lakeside Wealth Management in Chesterton as a way to promote the project's goal of bringing awareness to homelessness in Porter County.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Artistic Celebration Honors Cancer Survivors


Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Artistic-Celebration-Honors-Cancer-Survivors-2017Artist-instructor Tracy Tauber, who also is a 25-year MRI radiologist at Franciscan Health Crown Point, leads a third-annual Canvas Painting Party in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day at the hospital June 8 in the Marian Education Center.

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St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary Awards 2017 Scholarships


St-Mary-Medical-Center-Auxiliary-Awards-2017-ScholarshipsSt. Mary Medical Center held their annual Scholarship Award Ceremony on Thursday, June 8. A total of $37,000 in scholarships were presented to 18 students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in healthcare.

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Nearly 200 Volunteers Recognized for Service to Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana During 2017 Appreciation Luncheon

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On Thursday, April 13, nearly 200 volunteers were recognized for their years of service at an appreciation luncheon held at Avalon Manor. Over 40 volunteers were recognized for their annual hours of service above the 100 hour mark. They received a certificate a signed letter of appreciation from the President and bronze lapel pins.

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Horizon Bank Awards Scholarships to Students in La Porte, Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana

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Horizon Bank Minority Scholarship Program awards eleven students with $1000 scholarships. Yolanda Davis, Community Reinvestment Act Officer, presented the scholarships during the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc. Annual Scholastic Achievement Awards Luncheon on April 25, 2017.

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Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Summer Food Service Program Provides Critical Nutrition for Young People Struggling With Hunger


food-bank-nwi-logoFor thousands of children and teens across Lake and Porter county, summer break is more than just a break from school—it’s a break from the guaranteed nutrition provided by free or reduced-priced meals provided during the school day. To help ensure that all kids have the nutrition they need during the summertime, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana will kick off its Summer Food Service Program on Monday, June 12. The program is part of a national initiative sponsored annually by the USDA; it will provide breakfast and lunch to children and teens ages 18 and under at partnering locations throughout the summer.

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Horseshoe Casino Hammond - Employees Support Local Charitable Organizations Each Month Through ‘Jeans for a Cause’

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Each month, Horseshoe Casino Hammond raises money for different charity organizations in the region through a community outreach initiative called Jeans for a Cause. On select days, Horseshoe team members are invited to donate $5 to that month's worthy organization for the privilege of wearing jeans to work.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana’s Lake Station Club Teens Take Lead in Helping Lake Station K9 Unit


Boys-and-Girls-Clubs-of-Northwest-Indiana-Lake-Station-Club-Lake-Station-K9-Unit-DonationInstilling qualities of good character and citizenship is priority of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana. In partnership with Geminus Corporation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana’s Lake Station Club teens, through a Youth Leaders program, raised $1,500 to give toward their community. Club teens focused on giving back to the Lake Station Police Department, specifically the K9 Unit. Their goal - to raise enough money to purchase a bullet proof vest for a police dog.

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