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Katherine House Boys & Girls Club Celebrates 100 Years of History with Complete Renovation at "Demo Day"

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The staff and club members at the Katherine House Boys & Girls Club are no strangers to breaking barriers for fostering growth and happiness for kids throughout East Chicago. On Thursday, they took a literal approach, demolishing a wall in ceremonial celebration of $1.182 million raised for a complete renovation to the historic club.

The renovation project was spearheaded by an anonymous $500,000 donation, half of which came from matched donations. In addition, The Foundations of East Chicago gave another $500,000. Construction is scheduled to begin February 18 and finish in time for summer programming. The renovations are timely, as this year marks the 100th birthday of the original Katherine House. To celebrate the new beginning, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana brought in the community,...

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Annual Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball Benefits Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Friendship Botanic Gardens


Saturday evening, Mayor Ron Meer of Michigan City hosted the 2019 Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball. Over 650 community members gathered at the Blue Chip Casino for this stellar biannual event, which always benefits local nonprofit organizations. This year, the proceeds went to the Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Friendship Botanic Gardens.

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Diaper Drive Collects 20,000 Diapers, Helping 1,000 NWI Families

Diaper-Drive-Collects-20000-Diapers-Helping-1000-NWI-FamiliesThe second annual Diaper Drive by Franciscan Health employees and partners collected 20,000 diapers, distributing them to local organizations and helping more than 1,000 families in Northwest Indiana.

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1st Source Bank Donates $50,000 to the Rees Theatre Project

1st-Source-Bank-Donates-50000-to-the-Rees-Theatre-Project1st Source Bank recently donated $50,000 to support the rehabilitation of the Rees Theatre in downtown Plymouth. The project, which is projected to be completed in 2020, will bring the Theatre up to current code requirements so that the space can be utilized by the community.

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Women United of Porter County Fights for Stronger Community


With a team of 70 members strong and growing, Women United of Porter County focuses on building a stronger community that fights for the health, education and financial stability of every community member. A facet of United Way of Porter County, Women United PC joins the ranks of more than 165 communities across six countries in empowering others.

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Local Business Continues Support of Women’s Diagnostic Center in the Fight Against Cancer

Local-Business-Continues-Support-of-Womens-Diagnostic-Center-in-the-Fight-Against-CancerThe Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital has again received the support of Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning in the fight against breast cancer. Owners Tom and Sue Krygsheld held their annual October fundraiser, donating a portion of the proceeds from service calls to the center’s breast diagnostic imaging fund, which aids local uninsured women in receiving imaging and biopsy services.

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Hannah's Hope Celebrates its Volunteers at 2019 Appreciation Dinner


For children of Porter County Education Services, seeing the board during class can be a struggle. With limited federal and state funds to apply toward equipment for the visually-impaired children, Porter County Education Services turned to Hannah’s Hope for help.

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Strack & Van Til Holiday Giving Campaign Raises $165,020 for Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Strack-and-Van-Til-Holiday-Giving-Campaign-for-Food-Bank-of-Northwest-IndianaThe Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today announced the 2018 Strack & Van Til Checkout Challenge raised a record-breaking $165,020 for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. That amount represents the combined efforts of customers across Northwest Indiana choosing to “round up” their bill when shopping at area Strack & Van Til stores, with the difference going to support the Food Bank’s hunger relief efforts in Northwest Indiana.

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Home Builders of NWI’s Inaugural SHAREity Raffle Unites Area Nonprofits


For the first time ever, citizens of Northwest Indiana have a chance to positively impact five area nonprofits in one grand gesture—and possibly win a pretty sweet prize in the process.

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Teens Rescue Woman and Her Dog

Teens-Rescue-Hammond-Woman-and-Her-Dog-2018Two teens rescued a woman and her dog who fell through the icy waters of Wolf Lake. Aidan Plemons and Adam Voss were riding their bikes on the trail along Wolf Lake when they heard a woman’s cry for help.

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Lake Shore Motors: Lessons in Giving

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Over the last 32 years, Lake Shore Motors has continuously remained heavily involved in the region through varied donations, volunteerism, and strong partnership. Year after year, they commit to supporting various styled charities which in part has made a substantial impact.

Born in raised in Chesterton, owner Bob Kerr is no stranger to the community and has been a strong asset to Lake Shore Motors team over the last 32 years. He has taken many initiatives to keep “givebacks” alive, and varied, at their facility.

Most recently, many participated in “Stuff a Truck”, where car-buyers, staff, and visitors could fill up a Ford F 150 Truck with non-perishables for the Westchester Food Pantry, such as canned goods, and paper products.

“I am happy to say the truck is almost completely filled...

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