SOUTH LAKE COUNTY – The 9th annual Volunteer Fair, sponsored by the Crown Point Community Foundation, drew over 300 potential volunteers to the event. Attendees had the chance to meet and learn about more than 80 nonprofits from throughout Lake County who are looking for volunteers.
“Our Volunteer Fair was a terrific event,” said Mary Nielsen, President of the Crown Point Community Foundation. “We were thrilled to be able to facilitate the connection between so many worthy causes and people looking to volunteer.”
As in past years, the Crown Point Community Foundation awarded five grants for $1,000 each to randomly-selected participating organizations. The five grant recipients were: Knights of Columbus Bike Project, Lake County Right to Life, Nazareth Home, Prevent Child Abuse Lake County and the Tri-Town Safety Village.
“We were thrilled to win one of the $1,000 grants,” said William Javis, Executive Director of Tri-Town Safety Village. “We will be using the grant to pay for buses to transport Crown Point students to the Tri-Town Safety Village, as well as making updates to the fire museum.”
In addition to the Volunteer Fair, there was an onsite Blood Drive conducted by Heartland Blood Centers. Eighteen donors participated in giving blood at the event.
The CPCF would like to thank the Crown Point School Corporation, LAMAR, View Outdoor Advertising, The Times Newspaper, the Crown Point Robodogs, Heartland Blood Centers and the CPCF Board of Directors for helping to make this event possible.