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Opportunity Enterprises Seeks 500 Volunteers for 2018 Packathon Event

Opportunity-Enterprises-Seeks-500-Volunteers-for-2018-Packathon-Event_01 According to the American Community Survey in 2016, 82,413 individuals in Northwest Indiana 18 years of age and older do not have a high school diploma. Northwest Indiana region adult education programs have stepped up to the challenge to help more individuals attain their High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma by offering free HSE preparation classes. Over the last year, area adult education programs have had over 60% achieve HSE and/or significant increases in academic performance.

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Strack & Van Til "Rounds Up" for Salvation Army in Checkout Challenge


Friday, on National Thrift Shop Day, Strack and Van Til presented checks to three different branches of the Salvation Army from their recent Round Up Checkout Challenge campaign.

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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s to Be Held in Lake County on September 23, 2018


The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter invites Northwest Indiana residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Lake County will take place Sunday, Sept. 23, at Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. Onsite registration for the event begins at 11:30 a.m.

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Charitable Traditions are a Primary Focus at Chester Inc.


For over 70 years, Chester Inc. has been redefining Architecture, Construction, Technology, and Agriculture. Everyone at Chester Inc. holds the belief that success is measured not only by growth, recognition, and the services offered, but by the persistence of every Chester employee to serve the communities they work and live in. One way to fulfill this capacity for serving is by donating to local charitable organizations and non-profits. Chester Inc. partners with numerous such organizations.

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Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Prepares for 15th Annual Auction Benefiting Multiple Sclerosis


On a Sunday in October for the past 14 years, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers has invited the community to gather together and share in a common vision: A world free of Multiple Sclerosis (MS.) This year, on October 7, Albert’s will hold its Annual MS Auction. Every cent raised through the auction will go toward research to prevent the progression of MS, restore lost function, and ultimately end the disease. Last year, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers was able to write a check for $220,000 to the National MS Society Indiana...

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Crown Point Community Foundation 2018 Grant Applications Now Available

Crown-Point-Community-Foundation-2017The 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 service area of Crown Point, Cedar Lake, Lowell and Winfield. Fields of interest which will be considered for funding include education, health and human services, civic affairs, preservation, conservation, arts and culture.

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Take a Kid Fishing Day Teaches More than just the Skill


Fishing, once a means to survive for thousands of years, has transformed into a traditional craft that offers more than just a good catch. What better way to spend a sunny Saturday morning than to take a group of 35 children fishing, helping them to appreciate the lifelong values found within the hobby of fishing. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, United Way of Porter County, and Dr. Larry McAfee from McAfee Animal Hospital united to create and sponsor Take a Kid Fishing, hoping to ignite a new passion for the children involved. The event took place on Dr. McAfee’s property on August 11.

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Don't Miss United Way’s Biggest Volunteer Project Of The Year, PackaPalooza


Calling all volunteers! We're looking for a few more awesome people who want to join us for all the fun at this year's PackaPalooza! If you haven't registered to participate yet, make sure you do so ASAP so you can grab one of these last remaining spots! This is a great project for people of all ages, from kids who need volunteer hours for school to seniors looking to get out and do something fun. 

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The Schrage Family & Centier Bank Commit to $250,000 Founder-Level Partnership with Mascot Hall of Fame Museum


Known as a “founding family of Whiting,” the Schrage Family and Centier Bank have committed to a $250,000 Founding Partner sponsorship to the City of Whiting’s Mascot Hall of Fame, set to open later this year. 

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Community Focus #1 for Donna Brandy


Many of the people that make up this region are community-focused—they enjoy giving back and volunteering. For Donna Brandy of RCS Home Healthcare, volunteering is one of her favorite ways to spend her time and be with friends and family. Donna Brandy loves the community she lives and serves in and works hard to give back.

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Sauers Buick GMC Hosts 4th Test Drive for Your Student to Show Support for New Prairie Football Players

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Sauers Buick GMC hosted their 4th annual Buick Test Drive for Your Students event on Saturday, loading up the lot with an all-star lineup of new Buick and GMC cars, trucks, and SUVs for fun–and free–test drives in support of the New Prairie Touchdown Club, which provides support to the New Prairie Cougars football team.

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