Saturday afternoon, Hannah’s Hope hosted their 4th Annual Softball Slugfest, where some of the region’s finest players filled Valparaiso’s Old Fairgrounds Park with the sound of bats hitting leather as they duked it out to win the charity event’s tournament.
Housing Opportunities, Memorial Opera House Among Winners of 1st Source Bank '5 for 5 Charity Challenge'
Five local nonprofits - Hilltop Neighborhood House, Housing Opportunities, St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center, Memorial Opera House Foundation and St. Teresa of Avila Student Center - were celebrated on Friday, August 18th as the winners of $1,000 each from the Five-for-Five Charity Challenge hosted by 1st Source Bank.
Five local non-profits: Hilltop Neighborhood House, Housing Opportunities, St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center, Memorial Opera House Foundation and St. Teresa of Avila Student Center, have been selected as the winners of $1,000 each from the Five-for-Five Charity Challenge hosted by 1st Source Bank. All non-profits selected will receive their donations during a check presentation at 12pm CDT on Friday, August 18th at the new Banking Center located at 2700 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso.
Danielle Cales was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Lukach Memorial Scholarship through the Visiting Nurse Association of NWI (VNA of NWI). Danielle is currently a student at Ivy Tech Community College, on her way to becoming a Physical Therapy Assistant.
The American Cancer Society is looking for Leaders to assist in Porter County Relay for Life events. The Leader would be in charge of the committee and therefore meeting times would work around their schedule.
During the July Round-Up Challenge held throughout Northwest Indiana’s Strack & Van Til and Town and Country grocery stores, $26,518.75 was raised in Porter County alone as a donation to the Visiting Nurse Association's Meals on Wheels program. The donation will deliver nearly more than 6,000 meals to the community.
The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce participated in the United Way of Porter County's Day of Caring on August 4, 2017. The ladies of the Portage Chamber each participated in a different project in a effort to have a greater impact on the community.
As students registered for classes at La Porte High School, Sauers Buick GMC and La Porte County Junior Achievement introduced the community to new vehicles and raised money to teach students practical, financial skills through a “Test Drive a New Buick” fundraiser.
The Save-A-Cop Program is supported by the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Porter County. This program is seeking to provide kits to police officers in order to assist them if wounded. Each kit is $110 and many departments cannot afford that with their limited budgets.
The Kiwanis Club of Portage will be participating in the United Way Day of Caring by hosting a Stuffed Animal Drive. The stuffed animals collected will be used as part of the United Way Reading Buddies program and distributed to local 1st and 2nd grade classrooms.