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BP America Joins East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club’s 100 Year Celebration With a Gift for a Great Future

BP-America-Boys-and-Girls-Club-Donations-2018As excitement is building for the 100 Year Celebration of the Katherine House, and the renovation of the East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club, BP America pledged their commitment in helping Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana build GREAT Futures of East Chicago youth through a $20,000 gift.

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Six Lake County Students to Receive Full-Ride From Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Six-Lake-County-Students-to-Receive-Full-Ride-From-Lilly-Endowment-Community-Scholarship-2018In preparation for her day, Legacy Foundation Scholarship Administrator, Jodi Kateiva, picked up six bouquets of lilies from Hohman Floral in Hammond, Indiana, early Monday morning. By 9:30 a.m. she was walking into a gymnasium full of students at Gavit High School to award senior Chloe Flanagan a Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECS). Flanagan and five other Lake County high school students, Ariana Arce, Alyssa Arreola, Patrick Hottle, Meet Patel, and Tyler Zabrecky, were awarded the four-year, full-tuition scholarship from Legacy Foundation.

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Multi Agency Academic Cooperative (MAAC) Foundation Awarded $20,000 Grant

NIPSCO-MAAC-Foundation-20000-Grant-Donation-2018The Multi Agency Academic Cooperative (MAAC) Foundation was recently awarded a $20,000 grant through the NiSource Foundation – the philanthropic arm of NIPSCO’s parent company – in support of expanding the education and training of first responders. In addition to the monetary grant, NIPSCO donated various meters and utility poles to develop a real life emergency training area on the 4.5-acre Emergency Service Training campus.

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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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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Give 500 Area Children a Christmas to Remember


To most kids, Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year. All of the smiling faces kids have while opening presents and spending time with their families are moments that are to be cherished and remembered throughout the years. Although Christmas is a magical season, not all families have the privilege of enjoying the holiday with presents and material joy. On Thursday evening, 500 children a part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana experienced a Christmas they will always remember.

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Overhead Door Company of Northwest Indiana Spreads Joy of the Season to Fieler Elementary School

For 6 years now, Overhead Door Company of Northwest Indiana has donated toys to Fieler Elementary School in Merrillville so that children in need can wake up to a joyful Christmas morning complete with presents under the tree. Collecting toys gifted by their fellow employees, customers, and company president, Nathan Carrasquillo and Jay Abeyta delivered their donation to Fieler on Friday morning.

OverheadToyDrive3 Both Carrasquillo and Abeyta said that the toy drive is something they look forward to every year.

“We’re always looking for ways to give back to the community, and we’re fortunate enough as a company to be able to give back,” Carrasquillo said.

Annette Brown-Gilliam, Fieler...

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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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Shedd, Northwestern Team Up to Protect Animals Through Expanded Partnership

Shedd-Northwestern-Team-Up-to-Protect-Animals-Through-Expanded-PartnershipFor more than a decade, Shedd Aquarium’s Animal Health team has turned to Northwestern Engineering to develop innovative solutions that further enhance Shedd’s animal welfare practices. But, for the first time this year, the aquarium’s conservation scientists have been proposing projects to the students that advance their ability to conduct research to protect populations of animals in the wild. This expansion to the partnership aides Shedd’s field research in the Great Lakes basin and in the Caribbean region while offering engineering students an opportunity to get their hands wet creating prototype technology for real-life challenges that come while studying animals in nature.

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Wood Elementary 4th Graders Graduate from Too Good For Drugs Program

Wood-Elementary-4th-Graders-Graduate-from-Too-Good-For-Drugs-ProgramOn Thursday, December 6, 2018, the fourth grade students at Wood Elementary School gathered in the multi-purpose room for a special ceremony. They were all graduating from the Too Good For Drugs Program. Wood Elementary fourth grade students were the only Merrillville Elementary School to participate in this program due to their unique partnership with the Hobart Police Department.

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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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Biography Museum at St. Mary's School in Crown Point

Biography-Museum-at-St-Marys-School-in-Crown-Point-2018_01Sixth graders at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point study different forms of literature genre. Over the course of the past six weeks students have been reading biographies and autobiographies with their teacher, Mrs. Michelle Sarabia. After all of their hard work writing an expository paper, creating a timeline, writing a bibliography, the middle schoolers ended the project with a celebration of a “Living Biography Museum.”

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