The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce several important green initiatives have been implemented at all four casinos, their restaurants, hotel, and Pokagon Band government offices.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce a donation of approximately 1,000 meals this week for those in need in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. Many of the meals will be delivered through Feeding America. Each meal includes a whole ham, green beans, corn, au gratin potatoes and lemon bread.
From trash to treasure: Subaru and TerraCycle’s “Subaru Loves the Earth” encourages the community to recycle
“From trash to treasure” is a statement that has stuck with me from my childhood. I remember watching Oscar the Grouch dig through forgotten garbage only to find something in which he saw value where no one else did, recycling it in his own way.
1st Source Bank has awarded Ivy Tech’s Michigan City Pejic campus a $15,000 grant to help support the “Meet the Need” pilot project. These dollars will be used to help a total of 40 students remain enrolled in classes throughout 2019. Approximately 75% of the students attending the Michigan City campus receive financial assistance of some kind, according to Ivy Tech, with many still not able to reach the full cost of tuition, which is the lowest in Indiana.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana and Buffalo Wild Wings are teaming up to make an impact in the lives of our Club youth. Local Buffalo Wild Wings throughout Lake and Porter Counties will host a Community Day on April 17 to raise funds via sale donating 10 percent of total sales that day, plus any additional guest donations, to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana as part of the Buffalo Wild Wings Team Up for Kids initiative. This initiative helps bring sports into the lives of kids and teens who need it most, helping them be part of a team and build life skills such as self-esteem, resilience, and collaboration.
“Keeping students enrolled through the completion of their degree is important for our community, our businesses, and everyone in this room,” First Source Bank Regional President Matt Vessely said as he presented a $15,000 check to the Ivy Tech Foundation at their annual fundraiser at Aberdeen Manor Friday night. “We appreciate all that Ivy Tech does to make our community a better place.”
This year’s event, Salute to the Stars, featured a silent auction, delicious dinner and dessert, and entertainment from Jim Bulanda and Haley Hehr, who put on a show of music and laughter everyone could appreciate. The event raised funds for the Meet the Need program, which provides scholarships to help students “cross the finish line.”
The LaPorte County branches of Horizon Bank pulled together $39,800 for the United Way in 2018, earning them the Campaign Engagement Award at the United Way of LaPorte County 2018 Campaign Celebration.
Horizon Bank is pleased to announce its recent donation to the Stepping Stone Shelter for Women. The donation, in the amount of $7,500, was presented by Jim Neff, President, with Sharon Wright to Kay Hill, Executive Director on January 22, 2019.
Community members gathered Thursday for United Way of Porter County’s annual celebration, recognizing outstanding volunteers throughout the area. The event included a breakfast buffet followed by a presentation of prestigious awards to a select few seated in the packed Duneland Falls Banquet Center.
Laini Fluellen Charities, Inc. is keeping a promise to support new treatment options for triple negative breast cancer by raising funding and investing locally. Board Chair Diane Artis and Board Member Ed Williams, PhD, presented a $10,000 check February 26 to the Community Cancer Research Foundation in Munster.