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.
Thanks to more than 1,000 volunteers 62 community projects were completed on Friday, August 10 as part of United Way’s annual Day of Caring program.
United Way of Porter County is famous around the Region for the vast number of organizations and programs they support. Year-round, 8,000 volunteers and over 4,000 donors impact lives across Northwest Indiana. United Way of Porter County and the surrounding community pulled out all the stops, gathering 1,101 volunteers together to help 43 nonprofits complete 79 projects across the Region; the majority of projects took place on Friday, August 10, this year's Day of Caring.
Porter County has been awarded $25,000 by the federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to support local services.
The Schrage Family & Centier Bank Commit to $250,000 Founder-Level Partnership with Mascot Hall of Fame Museum
Known as a “founding family of Whiting,” the Schrage Family and Centier Bank have committed to a $250,000 Founding Partner sponsorship to the City of Whiting’s Mascot Hall of Fame, set to open later this year.
United Way of Porter County AmeriCorps Seeks Members to Serve at Northwest Indiana Nonprofits and Schools
The United Way of Porter County AmeriCorps Program is seeking service members to support community initiatives in Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Marshall Counties.
Mark your calendar for August 10, 2018!
This annual event celebrates volunteerism throughout Northwest Indiana. Together, teams from local businesses, municipalities, churches and civic groups complete projects and make a significant impact in the nonprofit community.
Sauers Buick GMC Hosts 4th Test Drive for Your Student to Show Support for New Prairie Football Players
Sauers Buick GMC hosted their 4th annual Buick Test Drive for Your Students event on Saturday, loading up the lot with an all-star lineup of new Buick and GMC cars, trucks, and SUVs for fun–and free–test drives in support of the New Prairie Touchdown Club, which provides support to the New Prairie Cougars football team.
Indiana University Northwest student Jacob Galvan, of Portage, has been awarded the annual Franciscan Health Michigan City Maria Petti Scholarship for Nursing. He is entering his senior year in the nursing program at Indiana University Northwest and is a Nurse Fellow at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.
The VFW 119th National Convention will be held this July 21-25 in Kansas City. It has been a long-standing tradition at the VFW National Convention to present the incoming National Commander with a handcrafted Veterans’ Ring from the Northwest Indiana based American Veterans Collection. On Wednesday, July 25, Mr. James Chancellor, president and CEO of American Veterans Collection and 2016 Inductee into the Indiana Veterans Hall of Fame, will address the thousands of VFW and Auxiliary members in attendance and present the ring to the newly elected National Commander.