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Local Girl Chooses Donations for St. Jude House Over Birthday Gifts


Madisyn Wimple, a young girl who just turned nine on October 30, decided to collect donations for St. Jude House rather than receive birthday gifts of her own for the third year running.

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Hasse Construction Holding Toy Drive in 2017

Hasse-Christmas-Toy-Drive-2017Toy Donation Due by December 7, 2017
This year Hasse Construction is asking for your help to donate toys for a child who may not receive a gift during this holiday season. We are honored to support the non-profit "Helping Hands", which is a collaboration with the following organizations, the Northwest Indiana Building & Construction Trades Council, Town of Merrillville, Krieg B. Devault, City of Gary, City of Hammond, First Midwest Bank, Lake County Economic Alliance, Lake County Commissioner's Office, Construction Advancement Foundation and NIPSCO, with a sole purpose to benefit the following charities, Ark Shelter (Gary), Sojourner Truth House (Gary), St. Joseph Carmelite (East Chicago), St. Jude (Crown Point), and The Rainbow Shelter (Gary).

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Employee Holiday Spirit Satisfies Hunger

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Employee-Holiday-Spirit-Satisfies-HungerThe Thanksgiving holiday spirit is alive and well at Franciscan Health Crown Point and its St. Clare Health Clinic, as some 78 hospital and Franciscan Physician Network departments contributed to an annual Thanksgiving food drive for clinic clients that has been taking place approximately 20 years. Shown preparing the donations for pick-up by the clinic client-families are Diane Jensen, left, clinic patient services representative, and Jennifer Willis, clinic practice manager.

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Calumet College of Saint Joseph Raises Funds for Hurricane Relief with Student-Led Fundraiser


The rainy, blustery conditions in Whiting on Saturday morning did not deter students and faculty of Calumet College of Saint Joseph, who came out to the campus to help raise funds for Hurricane Relief.

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Team Chevy Joins Effort to Feed 1,500 Families for 500 Turkeys Food Drive


This Saturday, 500 Turkeys will be distributing 1,500 turkey meals for those in need at the Valparaiso Nazarene Church for their ninth consecutive year.

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Residential Clinical Services Hosts Stuff the Ambulance Event to Aid Seniors This Holiday Season


Christmas is just around the corner, and as the weather cools off and the season starts to change, Residential Clinical Services is wrapping up its Senior Angels campaign. On Friday, RCS held its last Stuff the Ambulance event of the year at Walgreens in Hobart.

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Strack & Van Til and Food Bank Team up to Fight Holiday Hunger

food-bank-nwi-logoThe Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is teaming up with Strack and Van Til this November and December to raise funds for hunger relief efforts across the Region. The Checkout Challenge encourages shoppers to “round up” their bill when shopping at Strack and Van Til or Town and Country stores now through December, with the difference going to support the Food Bank’s hunger relief efforts in Northwest Indiana.

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Methodist Hospitals Honors Dedicated Volunteers at Annual Volunteer Service Awards


On Wednesday, Methodist Hospitals hosted their annual Volunteer Service Awards at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville. The banquet, which honors volunteers who have given their hours of time throughout the year, served a delicious lunch and provided entertainment from Wolffgang.

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Strack & Van Til, Pink Ribbon Society Hold Record-Breaking Checkout Challenge for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


On Tuesday afternoon at their US 30 Valparaiso location, Strack and Van Til presented a check to the Pink Ribbon Society for their 3rd annual “Checkout Challenge,” the proceeds of which go directly to those who have been affected by breast cancer. Strack and Van Til raised an all-time high of $47,759.37.

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1,000 Hungry Neighbors to Receive Thanksgiving Meals

food-bank-nwi-logoMajestic Star Casino and Hotel, Jewel-Osco, and Chicago radio stations 100.3 SHE FM 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.

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Legacy Foundation Awards $10,000 to move On the Table Participants from Conversation to Action

legacy-foundation-logoLegacy Foundation announces 10 groups to receive $1,000 Community Action Awards. The Community Action Awards follow Legacy Foundation’s On the Table initiative and are meant to empower participants to implement an idea generated in their conversations. The awards were open to any individual or organization that took part in On the Table on September 26.

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