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Hannah's Hope Gets Closer to All-Inclusive Playground By Sharing the Love with Castle Subaru


Portage-based nonprofit Hannah’s Hope got 14,934 steps closer to their playground on Friday, thanks to a donation from Nielson Subaru of Portage.

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Franciscan Health Volunteers Team Up with Habitat for Humanity for 2017 Home Build


On Friday morning, Habitat For Humanity of Northwest Indiana and Franciscan Health Crown Point partnered together for the first time to complete a home wall build for an upcoming project, continuing their dedication to bettering the lives of others in Northwest Indiana.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Volunteers Pitch in to Help a Hospital Family Member

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Volunteers-Pitch-in-to-Help-a-Hospital-Family-MemberFranciscan Health Crown Point employee volunteers construct wall frames April 21 for a Habitat for Humanity Home that will be built in May in Lowell for a needy hospital employee and family.

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Horseshoe Casino Hammond Made Easter Extra Special for Children at the Carmelite Home


For the second year in a row, Horseshoe Casino Hammond partnered with St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home in East Chicago to give the children of Carmelite an incredible Easter experience.

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Duneland Chamber Presents Chesterton Parks Department With Donation

Duneland-Chamber-Presents-Chesterton-Parks-Department-With-Donation-2017The Duneland Chamber of Commerce presented Chesterton Parks Department head Bruce Mathias with a donation check from a portion of the proceeds of their second annual Corkscrew & Brew festival this March.

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Strack & Van Til Donates $2,500 to Hospice of the Calumet Area

Strack-and-Van-Til-Donates-2500-to-Hospice-of-the-Calumet-AreaOn Monday, April 17th, Strack & Van Til made a $2,500 donation to Hospice of the Calumet Area's Seeds of Hope benefit for new beds at the William J. Riley residence. The check was presented by Ashleigh Marlow (from left) to Friends of Hospice president Kim Modigell and development director Jenifer Vargo-Okamura.

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Indiana Beverage, Strack & Van Til and MillerCoors Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St-Jude-Childrens-HospitalStrack & Van Til is partnering with MillerCoors and Indiana Beverage to raise funds in support of the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The St. Jude Give thanks. Give hope. Campaign encourages shoppers to participate by donating $1 at the register for a “Pin Up” to support the lifesaving mission of the hospital. Customers can participate at any of the Strack & Van Til, Ultra Foods and Town & Country Market stores from April 17th – 30th.

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Francisan Health Michigan City: Volunteers Provide $77,500 and Time to Hospital

Francisan-Health-Michigan-City-Volunteers-Provide-77500-and-Time-to-HospitalDean Mazzoni, Franciscan Health Michigan City president and chief executive officer, is shown with members of the Guild of Volunteers who presented on April 11 a $77,500 donation to the hospital from funds the group raised in 2016 through various service projects and the hospital Gift Shoppe, which is run by the guild. Mazzoni told the members their services were vital to operations and will provide equipment for the hospital and its Woodland Cancer Center.

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Day of Giving Provides a 24-hour Opportunity to Support Purdue University Northwest

PNW-Day-of-Giving-logo-2017Purdue University Northwest invites alumni, faculty, staff, parents, friends and students to take part in the April 26 Purdue Day of Giving, a 24-hour opportunity to give to PNW to support student scholarships, academic programs, athletics and more.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Bowling for Dollars Against Breast Cancer

Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Bowling-for-Dollars-Against-Breast-CancerMembers of the Michigan City United States Bowling Congress Women’s Bowling Association recently presented Dean Mazzoni, Franciscan Health Michigan City president and CEO, a check for $4,155 to be used to underwrite the cost of mammograms for underinsured area women, as well as post diagnostic breast cancer services, for those in need. Each year, the association offers a bowling event dedicated to raising money for breast cancer prevention and treatment.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Youth Ministry Helps Feed St. Clare Health Clinic Clients

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Youth-Ministry-Helps-Feed-St-Clare-Health-Clinic-ClientsThe St. Matthias Parish Youth Ministry in Crown Point participates in the national Souper Bowl of Caring program, in which it performs different service projects each year. One of them recently benefited St. Clare Health Clinic, which, since 1996, has offered free health care services and other benefits for underprivileged area residents. On Super Bowl weekend, representatives from the ministry (grades six through 12) stood at the church doors after each Mass and requested parishioners donate to help feed the hungry in the community. “The money was collected in large soup pots and thanks to their big smiles and the generosity of our parishioners, the fundraiser was a great success,” said youth group leader Barb Ruess.

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