Safe Harbor at Lake Hills Elementary School celebrated nine talented fourth graders on Wednesday as the students unveiled a mural they created through the after-school program, which provides educational, artistic, and other developmental opportunities to elementary, middle, and high school students within Michigan City Area Schools.
Fronius USA, through their HOPE (Helping Others & Providing Energy) program, recently spent two working days working with the Portage Community Garden. The Fronius HOPE program is the leading manufacturer’s corporate social responsibility program, focusing on engaging staff in community involvement and volunteerism. Fronius employees spent their afternoons preparing the gardens, planting, and beautifying the garden for its service season.
McColly Real Estate, care of McColly Charities, is sponsoring a peanut butter and jelly drive. Peanut butter and jelly is a great staple for families in need. Peanut butter is one of the most needed items for all food banks due to its popularity, long shelf life and high protein amount.
The Crown Point Community Foundation is accepting grant applications. Grants from the CPCF’s endowment funds will be made to nonprofit organizations and community projects which serve the South Lake County area. Fields of interest which will be considered for funding include education, health and human services, civic affairs, preservation, conservation, arts and culture.
Lake County is a vast community, and a key part of what keeps it running and an excellent place to live are its standout nonprofits, charities, and other philanthropic initiatives. These organizations and programs often need help to keep running or to expand their services. That is where the Legacy Foundation, which hosted their 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, steps in.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Receives Lake Area United Way’s 2018 Partner Agency Award
At Lake Area United Way’s Partner Luncheon Award held at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana was honored by United way with the Agency Partner of the Year Award.
Feeding the nearly 100,000 food insecure people across Lake and Porter counties is no small task, but is one that the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has proudly taken on since 1982.
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Candace’s Rotary Round-Up
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Over the years, Rotarians have taken on global causes ranging from literacy and peace to water and health.
Valparaiso’s Team Chevrolet held a fun evening with an even greater cause. The dealership, located on Route 30, hosted their 5th Annual Girls' Night Out for the women of Northwest Indiana. The night included wine tastings, raffles, shopping from local vendors, drinks, and great food. All of the money was raised for Relay for Life, benefitting the American Cancer Society.