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The Mary Kay Foundation Honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month by Issuing $3 Million in Grants to 150 Domestic Violence Shelters Across the Country

St-Jude-HouseIn support of Domestic Violence Awareness, The Mary Kay FoundationSM announced today it is awarding $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters across the country. St. Jude House has received a $20,000 unrestricted grant to support local survivors of domestic violence in Crown Point, IN. This year’s grant contribution brings the Foundation’s total investment in its shelter grant program to $50 million.

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1,000 Hungry Neighbors to Receive Thanksgiving Meals in 2018

Food-Bank-of-NWI-2018Majestic Star Casino and Hotel, Jewel-Osco, and Chicago radio stations 101.9 The Mix, The New SHE 100.3 and 97.1 FM The Drive are partnering with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to provide 1,000 local families in need with Thanksgiving meal assistance. The Thanksgiving Community Care-a-Van will provide individuals and families with food for a complete Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey, vegetables, and other side items.

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Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana's Jeff Provo and Joe Snyder: Why they Volunteer


For many volunteers at Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana, it’s more than just giving back: it’s about lending a helping hand to those who are taken for granted. For two delivery drivers in the Region, delivering food to the elderly gives them the opportunity to learn more about each person with every drop off.

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Attorney Kenneth J. Allen Donates $10,000.00 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Kidstop Program to Ensure Safe Before and After School Child Care

Boys-Girls-Club-of-NWI-Ken-Allen-Child-Care-Program-2018_01 Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland Injury Attorney Kenneth J. Allen makes it a practice and priority to ensure all youth have safe, fun, and educational opportunities during out-of-school time. Three years ago, Mr. Allen adopted Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Kidstop program by gifting the before and after-school childcare program $10,000 each year. Boys & Girls Clubs’ Kidstop program, provided in four different school systems in 11 different school sites, provides safe and affordable after school childcare for area families. The Kidstop program allows parents to work or attend school while knowing their children are safe in their home school, transitioning from the school day to an after-school program which provides endless learning opportunities,...

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Meals on Wheels Awarded Feeding Those in Need Grant to Serve Hammond

Meals-On-Wheels-NWI-New-LogoMeals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana (MOW) has received a helping hand to deliver nutritious meals to those in need.

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First Financial Bank in Crown Point Makes Donation to Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana

First-Financial-Bank-in-Crown-Point-Makes-Donation-to-Meals-on-Wheels-of-Northwest-Indiana Andrew Kyres, Vice President, Business Development Manager at First Financial Bank in Crown Point presented a donation for $300 to CEO Sandra Noe of Meals on Wheels Northwest Indiana as part of the bank’s recent customer appreciation day.

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Top Fuel CrossFit Hosts 24-Hour "Wodathon" to Support Lakeshore PAWS and Porter County Animal Shelter


For the next 24 hours, Top Fuel CrossFit will be hosting their Wod-a-thon to support the animals at Lakeshore PAWS and the Porter County Animal Shelter. Yes, you read that right! The gym will be open all night until 4pm tomorrow evening, hosting one hour blocked tag-teamed styled workouts.

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Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Receives $30,401 Donation from Porter County Fair

Food-Bank-of-Northwest-Indiana-Receives-30401-Donation-from-Porter-County-FairThe Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today announced that it has received a donation of $30,410 from the Porter County Fair. The donation includes a portion of proceeds from concert ticket sales and fair attractions, as well as the results of an auction featuring a musical experience in Las Vegas and items from the 2018 concert headliners.

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Franciscan Health Foundation Benefits from Pi Sigma Phi Generosity

Franciscan-Health-Foundation-Benefits-from-Pi-Sigma-Phi-Generosity-2018_01 The Upsilon Chapter of the Pi Sigma Phi Sorority recently held its 12th Annual “Clubs for Charity” golf outing at Minne Monesse Golf Club in Grant Park, Ill.

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Student Conservation Association Invites Volunteers to Plant Trees in Hammond on Saturdays This Fall

Student-Conservation-Association-Invites-Volunteers-to-Plant-Trees-in-Hammond-on-Saturdays-This-Fall-2018Join the Student Conservation Association (SCA) Calumet Tree Conservation Corps this fall as they plant hundreds of trees in local parks and schools!

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First Merchants Bank Employees Donate Commercial Washer & Dryer to Opportunity Enterprises' Porter County Respite House

This morning First Merchants Bank visited Opportunity Enterprises Porter County Respite house for a second time, celebrating their donated installment of a brand new commercial grade washer and dryer.

Opportunity Enterprises has seven group homes, respite homes in both Porter and Lake County, an apartment building with twenty leaseholders, alongside their three campus buildings.

First-MerchantsResized1First Merchants Bank Vice President and OE board member John Freyek encouraged a field trip over to OE’s Porter County Respite House to volunteer their time for Day of Caring. There, employees planted flowers and tidied up landscaping while simultaneously capturing first hand why and who they were serving.


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