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Buns Care Charity Presented St. Jude House With a Check for $500 in Support of Their Let Kids Be Kids Campaign


Earlier this month St. Jude House launched a campaign entitled “Let Kids Be Kids” to help raise funds for the installation of a brand-new children’s playground on St. Jude House property. Donations have been coming in all month, each one deeply appreciated, but one in particular stands out.

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Milwaukee Tool Donates to Habitat for Humanity of NWI

Milwaukee-Tool-Donates-to-Habitat-for-Humanity-of-NWIHabitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana was the recent recipient of new and gently used tools from Milwaukee Tool. The donation included power tools, hand tools, accessories, and batteries. Tools will be used on the current home build sites in Lake County to continue Habitat for Humanity’s mission of providing decent, affordable homes for working families.

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Retired Couple Gives Back at Griffith ReStore


Patricia and Stanley Henard, otherwise known as Pat and Stan, have spent six of their seven years of retirement volunteering at the Griffith ReStore.

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Habitat for Humanity Receives Horizon Bank Donation

Habitat-for-HumanityHabitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana is pleased to announce they are the recipients of a $5,000 grant from Horizon Bank for the “Opening Doors to a Greater Lake County” project. These funds are allocated for the repair and replacement of doors throughout the Merrillville ReStore.

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Home Builders Association Selects Habitat for Humanity as Their Charity of Choice

Home-Builders-Association-Selects-Habitat-for-Humanity-as-Their-Charity-of-ChoiceThe Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana raised $11,545 for Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana at their annual gala. The charitable contribution will be used towards the construction of several homes slated for builds in 2018.

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ArcelorMittal Employee Donates Kidney to Co-Worker


Jason Reyes’ kidneys had failed him. He endured four-hour long dialysis treatments three times each week. He was on the waiting list for a kidney with an average wait time of eight years.

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Hannah's Hope Rallies 16 Area Schools to Collect 2 Million Pop Tabs for Charity

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Kids from Duneland, Portage, Valparaiso and Crown Point schools have been scouring their houses, hunting though their cafeterias, and rallying up their families to collect one seemingly insignificant thing: tiny aluminum pop tabs. Saturday morning elementary students watched in awe as jugs, boxes and bags piled into a collective mountain- ultimately contributing to a cause to help kids and families going through hard times.

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Latin American Motorcycle Association Hosts Pillow Drive for St. Jude House

St-Jude-HouseDuring the month of February Latin American Motorcycle Association (L.A.M.A.) of Crown Point is hosting a pillow drive for St. Jude House Crown Point.

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St. Jude House Holds February Campaign to Fund Children’s Playground

St-Jude-House St. Jude House will be holding a campaign throughout the month of February to help fund the installation of a brand-new children’s playground on St. Jude House property.

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91 Years in the Community: Happy Birthday, Ed Gottschling!

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The Portage Exchange Club celebrated a pillar of the community recently. In honor of his 91st birthday and all that he has contributed to the city of Portage, Mary Jo Bryan, President of PEC, put together a dinner party for friends, family, and current and past city officials to get together in recognition of Portage resident, Ed Gottschling.

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Candace's Region Rotary Round-Up: Portage

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Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Over the years, Rotarians have taken on global causes ranging from literacy and peace to water and health.

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