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Meals on Wheels Lights the Night for Senior Hunger


Meals-on-Wheels-Lights-the-Night-for-Senior-Hunger-2018About 70 people gathered at Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana to officially launch Light the Night for Senior Hunger, Powered by NIPSCO. The year-end campaign is underway to raise funds to deliver nutritious meals to seniors and other adults in need.

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Munster Surgeon’s Donation Helps Women Access Breast Cancer Care


Munster-Surgeons-Donation-Helps-Women-Access-Breast-Cancer-Care-2018Board Certified Plastic Surgeon David Robinson, MD, and his practice, Indiana Plastic Surgery, have made a $1,500 donation to the Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital. This contribution will benefit the breast diagnostic imaging fund, helping local uninsured women to receive imaging and biopsy services at the Women’s Diagnostic Center.

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Dealership Gifts $5,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana


Dealership-Gifts-5000-to-Boys-Girls-Clubs-of-Greater-Northwest-IndianaAmongst glimmering new vehicles, Dave Brubaker, general manager of Team Chevrolet in Valparaiso and his employees generously donated $5,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana. On hand to accept their extreme generosity was Ryan Smiley, president and CEO of the multi-county Boys & Girls Clubs organization.

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McCOLLY Charities Coat Drive a Huge Success!


McCOLLY-Charities-Coat-Drive-a-Huge-SuccessMcColly Charities would like to send out their sincerest ‘Thank you’ for sharing the Gift of Warmth! It truly warms the heart to know how much our local communities care. Due to an overwhelming response, over 450 adult and children’s coats were collected!

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Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage Presents a Generous Holiday Check to The Bonner Center


On Wednesday, two of Portage’s most valuable senior resources joined together when the Rittenhouse Village at Portage presented a check to the Bonner Senior Center.

Ran by the Portage Township Trustee’s office, the Bonner Senior Center provides food, transport, as well as social and health wellness programs to seniors around the community. It is an essential service, one that is immensely popular with the local seniors, with over 100 people a day dropping by to have lunch or participate in any of the center’s different programs. As a local senior living community, Rittenhouse recognized how important the Bonner Senior Center is to Portage.

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Comcast Donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s John Will Anderson Facility in Gary gives Kids more access to Technology to Build the Club Experience


COMCAST-Helps-Build-BGCNWI-Experience-2018Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Councilwoman Mary Brown joined Comcast to announce to announce a $10,000 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s John Will Anderson Club in Gary. The funds were used to purchase twelve Chromebooks for the Club’s Learning Center and STEM Lab. The donation is part of a larger effort Comcast is making in locations across the country to support My.Future, an interactive online Boys & Girls Clubs of America platform kids can use to learn, play and socialize, as well as interact with one another – using likes, follows and shares – and showcase their work.

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VNA of NWI Kicks Off Annual Christmas for the Elderly Drive


VNA-of-NWI-Kicks-Off-Annual-Christmas-for-the-Elderly-Drive-2018_01 Steve Morrow, a Navy veteran and VNA Hospice patient, struggles daily with his illness and poverty. VNA nurses caring for Steve learned that one of the “luxuries” he missed was a straight razor shave, complete with hot towel service that he used to treat himself to once in a while when he was younger. The nurses sprang into action through the VNA’s Christmas for the Elderly program, reaching out to a local barber who provided just that service. The barber, Todd Carpenter, owner of South Shore Shaving Company in Valparaiso and a veteran himself, gladly gave Steve a marvelous shave and threw in a haircut to boot. Because Steve can no longer drive, InHealth Integrated Care, a local ambulance service even gave Steve a lift to the barber shop.

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Merrillville Rotary Club Makes Thanksgiving Donation to Patients of Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic


Merrillville-Rotary-Club-Thanksgiving-Donation-Franciscan-Health-St-Clare-2018_01The Merrillville Rotary Club has continued its Thanksgiving tradition of donating turkeys to the patients of Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point. This year, patients will receive a $25 food voucher to Strack & Van Til stores to provide food for a Thanksgiving meal.

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Big Lots to Celebrate New Merrillville, in Store Grand Opening With a Donation to Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana


Meals-On-Wheels-NWI-New-LogoBig Lots announced today it is celebrating the grand opening of its Merrillville store in its new location on Friday, November 30, 2018. This store will reflect a new format, which is part of a broader initiative to reposition the brand as a community retailer offering trustworthy value and friendly service. As part of the celebration, Big Lots will host a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. on November 30. The first 50 shoppers entering the store on November 30 and December 1 will receive a reusable shopping bag filled with tasty treats from Big Lots.

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Trinity United Church of Christ and NIPSCO Bring Message of Serving and Community to Annual Sharing ENERGY for Thanksgiving

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“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.” – Matthew 25:35.

It’s this scripture that has inspired the congregation of Trinity United Church of Christ in Gary since 2004, and Monday night, in partnership with NIPSCO, they hosted the 10th annual Sharing ENERGY for Thanksgiving dinner giveaway for the community.

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Attorney Kenneth J. Allen Donates 1,000 Thanksgiving Dinners in Annual Tradition with the Help of the United Way of Porter County and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana for Distribution

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For the last three years Kenneth J. Allen Law Group in partnership with the United Way of Porter County and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana have donated more than 3,000 turkeys to our neighbors who need a little help this holiday season. 

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