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Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana and International Subaru of Merrillville Share the Love at Fill the Trunk Event


With Christmas just around the corner and winter settling in, the International Subaru of Merrillville partnered with Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana to collect donations of warm blankets, hats, gloves, and scarves that will be delivered to Meals on Wheels recipients.

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Candace's Rotary Round-Up: Merrillville

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Candace’s Rotary Round-Up: Merrillville

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who join 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.

Many local initiatives are happening right around us! Scholarships for high school students, cleaning up of local parks and gifts of time, talent and treasure to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations are all the foundation of the Club’s motto: “Service Above Self”

I joined the efforts of the Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club as a way to give back to the community I grew up in. Today, I bring you the Region’s...

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Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program a Holiday Tradition at Methodist Hospitals

Salvation-Armys-Angel-Tree-Program-a-Holiday-Tradition-at-Methodist-HospitalsMethodist Hospitals’ employees from both campuses joined together once again in the spirit of the holidays to provide gifts to children in need. Employees teamed up with the Salvation Army to donate 179 Angels for their Angel Tree Program.

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Community Foundations Receive $2.5 Million from Lilly Endowment Inc. for Lake County, Indiana

Crown-Point-Community-Foundation-2017Crown Point Community Foundation (CPCF) and Legacy Foundation have received a combined grant of $2.5 Million for Lake County as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative. With GIFT VII, Lilly Endowment is making up to $125 million available to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the towns, cities and counties they serve.

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Meals on Wheels Lights the Night for Senior Hunger

Meals-on-Wheels-Lights-the-Night-for-Senior-Hunger-2018About 70 people gathered at Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana to officially launch Light the Night for Senior Hunger, Powered by NIPSCO. The year-end campaign is underway to raise funds to deliver nutritious meals to seniors and other adults in need.

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Munster Surgeon’s Donation Helps Women Access Breast Cancer Care

Munster-Surgeons-Donation-Helps-Women-Access-Breast-Cancer-Care-2018Board Certified Plastic Surgeon David Robinson, MD, and his practice, Indiana Plastic Surgery, have made a $1,500 donation to the Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital. This contribution will benefit the breast diagnostic imaging fund, helping local uninsured women to receive imaging and biopsy services at the Women’s Diagnostic Center.

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Dealership Gifts $5,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana

Dealership-Gifts-5000-to-Boys-Girls-Clubs-of-Greater-Northwest-IndianaAmongst glimmering new vehicles, Dave Brubaker, general manager of Team Chevrolet in Valparaiso and his employees generously donated $5,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana. On hand to accept their extreme generosity was Ryan Smiley, president and CEO of the multi-county Boys & Girls Clubs organization.

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The La Porte Jaycee's Present The Deserving Children's Shopping Tour


Volunteers from all over Northwest Indiana joined together Tuesday evening to coordinate the La Porte Jaycee’s Deserving Children’s Shopping Tour. The event was held in the Community Building at the La Porte County Fair Grounds and impacts the lives of some of La Porte County’s most deserving children, raising funds to take them shopping to purchase coats, boots, and other winter necessities.  

“It allows us as a community to give these children a great Christmas that they might not have been able to have otherwise,” said Jaycee member, Kristian Metcalf. “Everyone who participates knows that they are providing kids with something to be excited about for the holidays.”

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McCOLLY Charities Coat Drive a Huge Success!

McCOLLY-Charities-Coat-Drive-a-Huge-SuccessMcColly Charities would like to send out their sincerest ‘Thank you’ for sharing the Gift of Warmth! It truly warms the heart to know how much our local communities care. Due to an overwhelming response, over 450 adult and children’s coats were collected!

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Albert's Diamonds Multiple Sclerosis Check Presentation


On Friday, Albert’s Diamonds celebrated the support of friends and family that united together to benefit a disease which sets many in a health care financial rut. Alongside the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Albert’s team raised $309,000 to provide Hoosiers with free medical care assistance to those with Multiple Sclerosis.

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Local Food Banks Receive Grants from Crown Point Community Foundation

Local-Food-Banks-Receive-Grants-from-Crown-Point-Community-Foundation-2018_01 The Crown Point Community Foundation awarded 16 grants totaling $29,600.00 to the community as part of a Pro Active Grant Initiative for local food banks. Pro Active grants allow the Foundation to identify and address needs in the community which it considers to be pressing.

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