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Metro Recycling to Plant Trees in Griffith Central Park 10/20 as Part of Commitment to Environment

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When it comes to keeping the Earth clean, Metro Recycling doesn’t shirk its duties. On the contrary, as a recycling company they see it as part of their responsibilities to contribute a significant effort to maintaining a sustainable environment.

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Community Healthcare System and Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc. Reach Out to Hurricane Victims

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Community Healthcare System presented a check for $90,965 on Wednesday, Oct. 11 to the American Red Cross for those affected by recent hurricanes. The funding represents one of the largest contributions to the Red Cross made by a single corporation in Northwest Indiana.

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500 Turkeys Fundraiser: Feeding Families, Food, & Faith


500-Turkeys-Fundraiser-10-2017StoryPoint & Addison Pointe are teaming up to help serve over 1300 Thanksgiving meals to families in the local area!

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Candace’s Region Rotary Round-Up: Crown Point

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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, but most often, it is the work done locally that has the greatest impact on you, the community members reading this article.

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Hospice of the Calumet Area’s Transitions Program Answering the Needs

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Theodore Jurick’s smile beamed from ear to ear on the day before his release from a local rehabilitation center.

After three months, Teddy just wanted “to go home” and spend time in the comfortable and loving environment he was used to. Jurick’s wife Marianne credits Hospice of the Calumet Area Transitions Coordinator Laurie Yothment with making that happen for them.

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Valpo Noon Kiwanis Generously Donate to Jacob’s Ladder Academy

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Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation Center has been selected to receive a generous donation from the Kiwanis Young Children Priority One Committee, a sub-committee of the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis club. The $1,000.00 gift will be used to help fund the Jacob’s Ladder Academy program.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Hallmark Store Brings Children Cheer


franciscan-health-crown-point-hallmark-store-brings-children-cheerLittle Green Apple Hallmark of Crown Point recently donated more than 300 Itty Bitty plush, stuffed animals to the Prenatal Assistance program at St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point. “For the last several weeks, we invited customers to purchase an Itty Bitty and then the store would donate an Itty Bitty for each one purchased. Many customers also donated the one they purchased when they learned it was to help local children,” said Linda O’Leary, right, store manager.

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Making a Commitment to Help Victims - and Bullies


Regional-Mental-HealthWhispers, giggles, note passing and mean looks. Have you ever felt this directed at you? Or were you teased, shoved, name-called or threatened? In a 2016 report from the National Center for Educational Statistics, one out of every five students reports being bullied during the school year.

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Partners of Life: Best of Non-Profit Round Up

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Our nonprofit partners are a special group of people, often selfless, and concerned only with helping others. Their many volunteers and workers find ways to bring positivity and hope to many in the Region; stories we’re proud to help tell.

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Residential Clinical Services Stuff the Ambulance

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It may seem a bit early to think about Christmas and gift giving, but for Residential Clinical Services and the Senior Angels campaign, it’s a great time to get started! On Friday, RCS held the first of four Stuff the Ambulance events, which will each take place at the Walgreens in Hobart.

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If Northwest Indiana Residents Could Give One Thousand Dollars to One Nonprofit It Would Be...

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Monday night, we asked residents all over Northwest Indiana on our NWIndianaLife Facebook page what nonprofit in the area they would give to if they suddenly had a thousand dollars to donate as they wished. Within a few hours, the post was flooded with users who were interested in giving a shout out to a good organization in the area, and by Thursday morning at least 80 people had commented and thousands had viewed the post.

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