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.
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 […]
Retired banker’s journey leads to most rewarding time of his life We are a community of volunteers. Most of you reading this already are giving back to your community, serving on the boards of nonprofits across Northwest Indiana or volunteering your time and talents to help fulfill the missions of other organizations. Community service in […]
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 […]
More than 1,000 volunteers turned out for the United Way’s annual Day of Caring event Aug. 10. Volunteers spent time on everything from beautification projects to collection drives. The program is billed as the largest single-day volunteer event in Northwest Indiana, according to the United Way of Porter County, which coordinated volunteers, connecting them with […]
Timothy Rice of Lakeside Wealth Management in Chesterton is among the finalists for the 2018 Invest in Others Awards. The program, now in its 12th year, recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors and financial services firms across the country and around the world. The program has presented 57 awards, partnered with more than 155 […]
VALPARAISO – United Way of Porter County has launched Pacesetters, a new corporate social responsibility initiative to help businesses meet social responsibility goals. Pacesetters provides an easy way for corporations to get more involved in the community, the United Way said. Pacesetter organizations select from a variety of giving back options to help fulfill their […]