Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s South Haven Keystone Club Volunteers at Rittenhouse of Portage
What a great way to volunteer! Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s South Haven Keystone Club volunteered at Portage Rittenhouse.
Valparaiso University Men’s Basketball Crusaders Three-point Baskets Net Great Futures for Club Members This Season
Two hundred thirteen (213) three-point season baskets made by Valparaiso University Men’s Basketball Team, with over half made on home court, did more than add a number to their scoreboard. The Crusaders, for the 2017-2018 season, once again partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana to help make a difference in the lives of Club members through the Nothing But Net program. Each time the Crusaders scored a three-point basket; four local businesses donated $20 to the Clubs, up to $2,500 for the season!
Need Help This Tax Season? VITA Program Through United Way of Porter County Offers Services For Those in Need
If you are in need this tax season, the IRS's VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is available for free to tax payers who meet a number of qualifications, which includes having an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $54,000 or less.
Some 150 bowlers raised nearly $14,000 recently at Stardust Bowl in Merrillville for the Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point and the Franciscan Health Patient Assistance Fund. Shown, from left, are Sisters Aline Shultz, Marlene Shapley and Mary Joseph Watkins; and Rick Peltier, executive director of the Franciscan Health Foundation.
The Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana raised $11,545 for Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana at their annual gala. The charitable contribution will be used towards the construction of several homes slated for builds in 2018.
As we have seen in news stories throughout the country, a class of drugs called opioids have wreaked havoc on countless lives, including right here in Porter County. In response to this overwhelming crisis and a desire to impact change, United Against Opioid Abuse was created. This statewide United Way initiative leverages AmeriCorps members, a national service program, to assess the opioid crisis on a local level. United Way of Porter County is one of ten United Ways in the program.
Jason Reyes’ kidneys had failed him. He endured four-hour long dialysis treatments three times each week. He was on the waiting list for a kidney with an average wait time of eight years.
Kids from Duneland, Portage, Valparaiso and Crown Point schools have been scouring their houses, hunting though their cafeterias, and rallying up their families to collect one seemingly insignificant thing: tiny aluminum pop tabs. Saturday morning elementary students watched in awe as jugs, boxes and bags piled into a collective mountain- ultimately contributing to a cause to help kids and families going through hard times.
Portage High School is rich in tradition, with its many events, competitions, and more. On February 3rd, the school hosted its annual Outstanding Young Man competition, where senior boys participated in a series of events to win scholarship money and the title of Portage High School’s Outstanding Young Man.
There are real heroes in this world. Most are unsung, and unnoticed. Helping out when and where they can, for no other reason than because they can and feel compelled to.