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VNA Hospice of Northwest Indiana Welcomes Volunteers and Supporters to Wear their Favorite Summer Fashion Last Chance for White Pants Gala

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The 2nd annual Last Chance for White Pants Gala celebrated the care and compassion of VNA Hospice of Northwest Indiana on Saturday at the Blue Chip Hotel and Casino. Staff, volunteers, donors and those affected by the work of VNA broke out their still-summer fashion to raise funds to update the Horton Hospice Center in Valparaiso.

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NIPSCO Business Support Department Makes a Difference for Meals on Wheels

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On Friday, September 14, 11 NIPSCO employees from the Business Support Services, came to Meals on Wheels in Merrillville and helped clean up our outside grounds, landscape and wash and clean our vans for the non-profit agency.

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Meals on Wheels Volunteer Opportunities at All 42 Locations


Meals-On-Wheels-NWI-New-LogoWhy not consider spending an hour or so helping to deliver meals in your community? Recent illnesses, and resignations have caused a need in nearly all of our areas in Lake County. If you would like to help your neighbors, why not deliver meals where you live or work? We are having orientation/training on Tuesday, October 9, at 10:00 am in our offices at 8446 Virginia Street, Merrillville. And, again on Thursday, October 18 at 1 pm. Training lasts one hour and ends with a tour of our building.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Soar in Sold Out Inaugural Night of Flight

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has proved its ambitious outreach to its members, sponsors, and supporters by providing them with opportunities that reflect its mission and by thinking outside the box. Night of Flight, a first-of-its-kind fundraising event, succeeded in proving that mission. The event included the opportunity for members of Boys & Girls Clubs and Night of Flight Guests to fly in one of the three Chicago Helicoptor Experience helicopters, listen and engage with accomplished speakers, and meet the people who sponsor them.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Benefits from Strack & Van Til Giving Initiative

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Strack & Van Til’s offers its customers an easy way to give back to their favorite and local charities throughout Northwest Indiana by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. Through the grocery chain’s Checkout Challenge, customers have the opportunity to learn about and, in turn, give to many local organizations that help make local communities strong and thriving. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana was one such organization that benefitted from the generosity of so many people during the early part of summer. As customers “rounded-up” their purchases at Strack & Van Til’s stores, over $40,000 was raised for Boys & Girls Clubs to support after-school and summer...

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Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana Personalizes Nourishment

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For many people in the Region, Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana is the difference between remaining in their own homes and needing to relocate to a nursing facility or to spend more time in a hospital. The nutritious meal, welcoming visit, and safety check-up help these seniors cope with three threats of aging: hunger, isolation, and loss of independence. Research proves that when seniors have the right support, they improve quality of life, need fewer hospital stays, and live longer. And when the food they’re being served is delicious, eating becomes more enjoyable for them.

Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana serves a variety of community members, including those who face barriers to preparing healthy meals, including physical ability, living in a food desert, or being home-bound for a variety of reasons....

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1st Source Bank Donates $3,200 to Frontline Foundations for New Cafe Supercharge

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As a community bank, 1st Source Bank is always looking for opportunities to reach out. 1st Source has established a strong working relationship with Frontline Foundations Inc. over the years due to its positive impression on the community.

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Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana Volunteer Opportunities in Whiting & Merrillville


Meals-On-Wheels-NWI-New-Logo Let’s Do Lunch is an ad campaign the national Meals on Wheels program has sponsored throughout the United states. Have you noticed the bright yellow billboards stating “Let’s Do Lunch?” Why not consider spending your lunch hour from work delivering meals in your community? A recent illness/lengthy family visit has caused a shortage of drivers in Whiting and Merrillville and we could really use your assistance. If you would like to help your neighbors, why not deliver meals where you live and work? We are having orientation/training on Tuesday, September 11, at 10:00 am in our offices at 8446 Virginia Street, Merrillville. And, again on Thursdday, September 20 at 1 pm. Training lasts one hour and ends with a tour of our building.

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Strack & Van Til "Rounds Up" for Salvation Army in Checkout Challenge

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Friday, on National Thrift Shop Day, Strack and Van Til presented checks to three different branches of the Salvation Army from their recent Round Up Checkout Challenge campaign.

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Superior Construction Golf Fundraiser Helps to Stabilize Families in Porter County

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The United Way of Porter County recently received a $1,000 donation from Superior Construction employees. The dollars will go to help stabilize families who need it most.

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Take a Kid Fishing Day Teaches More than just the Skill

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Fishing, once a means to survive for thousands of years, has transformed into a traditional craft that offers more than just a good catch. What better way to spend a sunny Saturday morning than to take a group of 35 children fishing, helping them to appreciate the lifelong values found within the hobby of fishing. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, United Way of Porter County, and Dr. Larry McAfee from McAfee Animal Hospital united to create and sponsor Take a Kid Fishing, hoping to ignite a new passion for the children involved. The event took place on Dr. McAfee’s property on August 11.

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