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Campagna Academy is the recipient of Horseshoe Casino Hero Grant!


Horseshoe Casino Hammond recently selected Campagna Academy to be the recipient of their 2017 Hero Grant. Caesars Foundation donated $10,000 to fund the volunteer project at Campagna Academy.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Artistic Celebration Honors Cancer Survivors

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Artistic-Celebration-Honors-Cancer-Survivors-2017Artist-instructor Tracy Tauber, who also is a 25-year MRI radiologist at Franciscan Health Crown Point, leads a third-annual Canvas Painting Party in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day at the hospital June 8 in the Marian Education Center.

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St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary Awards 2017 Scholarships

St-Mary-Medical-Center-Auxiliary-Awards-2017-ScholarshipsSt. Mary Medical Center held their annual Scholarship Award Ceremony on Thursday, June 8. A total of $37,000 in scholarships were presented to 18 students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in healthcare.

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Community Gathers to Celebrate the Power of Potential at 2017 Celebration of Achievement


The Power of Potential held yesterday attracted over 250 people to Aberdeen Manor in Valparaiso to hear incredible and empowering stories of how individuals with disabilities have overcome challenges, exceeded goals, and maximized their potential. Opportunity Enterprises' annual Celebration of Achievement was hosted by Jerry Davich and sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Indiana Beverage, The Times Media Company, Urschel Laboratories, and the generous customers of Strack & Van Til.

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Horizon Bank Awards Scholarships to Students in La Porte, Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana


Horizon Bank Minority Scholarship Program awards eleven students with $1000 scholarships. Yolanda Davis, Community Reinvestment Act Officer, presented the scholarships during the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc. Annual Scholastic Achievement Awards Luncheon on April 25, 2017.

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Reins of Life Awarded Community Fund Grant from Porter County Community Foundation


The Porter County Community Foundation awarded a Community Fund grant to Reins of Life, a therapeutic horseback riding center, in Michigan City. This nonprofit organization serves clients of all ages with physical, emotional, mental and social disabilities, many of whom travel from Porter County to participate in their programs.

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Horseshoe Casino Hammond - Employees Support Local Charitable Organizations Each Month Through ‘Jeans for a Cause’


Each month, Horseshoe Casino Hammond raises money for different charity organizations in the region through a community outreach initiative called Jeans for a Cause. On select days, Horseshoe team members are invited to donate $5 to that month's worthy organization for the privilege of wearing jeans to work.

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Franciscan Health Hammond Hospital, Students Help Quench a Thirst for Help

franciscan-bishop-noll-thirstFranciscan Health Hammond came to the rescue recently when a truck was needed for delivery of more than 1,000 cases of drinking water, collected by Bishop Noll Institute students, to aid East Chicago residents who have been affected by tap-water lead contamination.

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Porter County Community Foundation Awards 27 Scholarships at 2017 Banquet


As one chapter comes to a close, a new one is just beginning for the 27 talented high school seniors recognized at the Porter County Community Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Banquet. Since 1998, the Foundation has presented 332 scholarships to Porter County students.

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Portage Township YMCA Receives $25,000 Grant from Porter County Community Foundation

Portage-Township-YMCA-Receives-25000-Grant-from-Porter-County-Community-FoundationOn May 17, 2017, the Portage Township YMCA was invited to the Women’s Impact Meeting of the Porter County Community Foundation. They were awarded with a grant in the amount of $25,000 for their achievement gap program, Summer Learning Loss Prevention.

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McDonald's of La Porte County, Michigan City Police Department Team to Build 58 Bikes for Local Kids


It was a rainy Saturday morning, but that didn’t stop the Michigan City Police Department from welcoming dozens of local kids and their families to the station for Build-A-Bike Day, where with the help of volunteers and community leaders, kids assembled new and top of the line bikes perfect for future sunny days

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