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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Take 1st Place in the Art Van Charity Challenge

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana joined the Art Van Charity Challenge on Crowdrise back on May 1st. This marked the third year for the Club’s participation in the Challenge – a three-week initiative where individuals and corporations were encouraged to give back to their communities through online donations. After taking second place in the Challenge last year, the Clubs and all their supporters were even more motivated to win the grand prize of $100,000 in 2018 despite competing against numerous other Midwest nonprofits.

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Portage Township YMCA Gearing Up for the Best Summer Ever

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At the end of the summer, families want to hear their child had “the best summer ever.” To help make that happen, Portage Township YMCA is offering two day camps, keeping kids in Portage and the surrounding areas adventurous, active, engaged and healthy all summer long. YMCA camp programs offer youth fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.

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“Listen to Your Mother” Brings the Region Together to Honor and Celebrate Mothers

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The Annual “Listen To Your Mother” show, presented at the Art Theater in Hobart, was a beautiful way to honor mothers. Saturday evening, Queen B Productions presented different cast members with each of their own unique stories. The director and producer of the show was Carrie Bedwell, a teacher of more than 20 years who dedicated the show to her mother who is battling lung cancer. The Master of the Ceremony Chris Mahlmann hosted the event. Mahlmann has countless awards and is the owner of Ideas in Motion Media. The whole night evoked many different emotions within the speakers and the audience. Whether it was laughter or tears, the message remained the same: mothers know what is best.

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The City of Hammond Celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Delicious Food, Authentic Entertainment, and Family Fun

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From the flavor of the food to the flavor of the entertainment, the City of Hammond hosted a Cinco de Mayo festival as vibrant as their city in the Hammond Civic Center on Saturday night. For only $15 for adults and $5 for children, families from the Region packed the center to share in a local celebration of this great Mexican-American holiday.

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Lake Shore Ford Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana to host Drive 4 UR Community Fundraiser

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Lake Shore Ford of Burns Harbor recently teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana to host a one-day, Drive 4 UR Community event that brought new Ford vehicles of all shapes and sizes to the Duneland Club in Chesterton. From family cars and pick-up trucks, to sporty rides and classic sedans, there was a vehicle sure to pique the interest of anybody who stopped in.

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United Way of Porter County and Union Workers Partner to Give the Portage YMCA a Makeover


Portage-YMCA-United-Way-Makeover-2018For 77 years, the United Way of Porter County has partnered with organized labor unions to ensure that they are improving the community in the best possible ways. When United Way sees an opportunity to benefit both community and AFL-CIO members, it seizes that chance. In the fall of 2017, Portage Township YMCA presented such an opportunity.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Rising to the Challenge

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana joins the Art Van Charity Challenge on Crowdrise. Help our Clubs win the grand prize of $100,000 by giving online to our Crowdrise campaign! This is the 10th year Art Van Furniture Store has made the challenge available to midwest non-profit organizations. The Charity Challenge is a three-week initiative where individuals and corporations are encouraged to give back to their communities by giving online. Joining the Art Van Charity Challenge 2018 fundraising competition on Crowdrise, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana is utilizing this largest crowdfunding platform for good by benefitting our Northwest Indiana youth. Focusing on organizations committed to women, children, and human services in Michigan, Ohio,...

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The South Haven Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana Welcomes Dads and Daughters to a Royal Night at the Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

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A “Royal Night” it was at the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Northwest Indiana. The first annual Daddy Daughter Dance began with delicious food and pictures that Saturday night as all the little girls dressed up in their prettiest dresses for the big event as they were escorted by their dads. The dance was an exciting way for families to make new memories in a fun and safe environment.

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Trivia Night is a Total Knockout Success for the Portage YMCA

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On Friday, trivia masters gathered in Woodland Park for Portage Township YMCA’s Total Knockout Trivia Night. The event is quickly becoming a community favorite, featuring costumes, tacos, drinks, and a lively trivia contest.

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Keeping Kids Healthy, Active and Engaged This Summer


Keeping-Kids-Healthy-Active-and-Engaged-This-SummerSummer is a time when children can let their imaginations run wild! From creating their own to plays to building forts in the backyard, there’s no limit to what kids can dream up—provided their properly supported.

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Porter EMS and INHealth Prep For Big Easter Egg Hunt

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The men and women of Porter EMS and INHealth Integrated Care came together bright and early on March 19th to prepare for their 5th Annual Breakfast With The Easter Bunny event that will be happening this Saturday, March 24th.

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