Port representatives, including CEO Vanta Coda and Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Port Director Ian Hirt, joined volunteers representing businesses at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, the Wildlife Habitat Council and the U.S. Forest Service in early May to plant several dozen deciduous and coniferous trees at the port.
Indiana’s top student volunteers along with 100 others from around the country were recognized during the 24th annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards ceremony and banquet in Washington, D.C.
Store checkout charity campaign makes million-dollar impact When it comes to charitable donations, several Region organizations can say every cent given does matter. Just ask Steve Beekman, executive director of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. In a decade’s time, more than $899,448 has been raised for his organization through Strack & Van Til’s Round […]
The second annual diaper drive by Franciscan Health employees and Region businesses and organizations, collected 20,000 diapers, which were distributed to local organizations, providing help to more than 1,000 families. “The diaper drive is something we host every October during Diaper Insecurity Month to make sure that families receive this need prior to the holidays,” […]
Impact Club Tri Town directs member dollars to under-the-radar charities Last year, Donna Criner’s charity received an email informing her organization it had been selected to give a brief presentation about its mission for a chance to win a cash donation. Immediately Criner thought the email was a scam but, after doing some research, she […]
United Way Pacesetters’ goal to boost business philanthropy Chester Inc. has a long history in Valparaiso, and it has evolved beyond being the business whose roots are connected to the iconic Orville Redenbacher popcorn. Chester Inc. was founded in 1947, said Rich Shields, the company’s director of marketing and business development. The firm today has […]
Youths benefit from planning and participating in event By Sol Estrada and Adriana Cattan SLYCE is a program that brings high school students together from around the Region and focuses on improving their leadership abilities. The Southshore Leadership Youth for Community Engagement program consists of hearing from speakers who work in impactful fields within the […]
Preparing graduates for the workforce It takes a village to ensure our youth get on the right path after high school. At least that’s the idea behind the La Porte Community School Corporation’s Hire a Slicer (www.hireaslicer.com) program and website. Through partnerships with local entities like the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce and the […]
OE enriches lives of adults with disabilities, creates community connections For more than 50 years, Opportunity Enterprises has helped individuals with disabilities forge new paths toward amazing achievements. “We say we are in the business of amazing people because we are. It’s been an incredible journey,” says Ellen DeMartinis, OE chief executive officer. “It started […]
Care + common sense = CASA volunteer Sarah Fink says it doesn’t take much to become a Court Appoint Special Advocate or CASA for short. “You just have to be a caring person. You have to want to help children,” Fink says. “All you need is care and common sense. We teach you the rest.” […]