Details for Nonprofit Spotlight - Nazareth Home

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that help
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and promote
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Babies come to Nazareth
Home with the most heartbreaking injuries. Addicted
to drugs. Violently shaken.
Fractured skulls. Thirddegree burns. Broken hips
and bones. There’s a tragic
story of abuse, illness, and
poverty that comes with each
child. For the last 24 years,
the caring Sisters and coworkers of Nazareth Home
have loved more than 200
babies and toddlers back to
Nazareth Home, founded in
1993 by the Poor Handmaids
of Jesus Christ, is a licensed
foster home located in East
Chicago, Indiana. Nazareth
Home provides 24-hour
per day care for infants and
toddlers suffering from drug
exposure in utero, physical
and sexual abuse, severe
neglect, or other serious
health issues. Referrals
are made by the Indiana
Department of Child
Services, Lake County
Nazareth Home has a
qualified and devoted staff,
as well as volunteers who give
hundreds of hours of their
time each year to care for the
children. In 2016 alone, 33
volunteers spent 2,107 hours
at Nazareth Home, cuddling
and soothing infants, playing
with toddlers, and providing
unconditional love to our
How You Can Help
Support Nazareth Home
and the direct care of our
children! Sponsor the gala,
attend the gala, or provide
an auction item. Become
a monthly donor. Choose
an item on our “wish list.”
Volunteer to cuddle babies
and play with toddlers.
Bring your generous skills,
talents and gifts to Nazareth
Home today! Contact Jean
Bowman, Director, at (219)
616-8845 or by email at

The Nazareth Home Gala,
There’s No Place Like Home,
will be held on Thursday,
October 12, 2017 at Wicker
Park in the Social Center.


October 12, 2017
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Wicker Memorial Park
2215 Ridge Road,
Highland, Indiana
Featured chefs include:
• Chef Nick Carr, Dining Solutions
at Wicker Park in Highland
• Chef Raymundo Garcia, El Taco
Real in Hammond
• Chef Angela McCrovitz,
Captain’s House in Miller
• Jim and Tammy Kamradt,
Freddy’s Steakhouse
in Hammond
• Chef Elida Abeyta, Ivy Tech
Community College in East
Additional hors d’oeuvres and
desserts provided by Van Til’s
and Steve Barr
$100 per person; tables of
8 or 10 are available.
Sponsorships, which include
reservations, begin at $500.
Tickets may be
purchased online at
For sponsorship or more
information, contact:
Terry Sanders
(219) 616-5355
Very special thanks to our many donors
who give selflessly to Nazareth Home.
Briar Executive Realty
BMO Harris Bank
Tom & Sylvia Collins
Community Healthcare System
Dixon’s Florist – Bob & Gail Dixon
Jim & Claudia Huson
Iron Workers Local No. 395 – Ron Ware
Joyce & Kurt Koch
Toni Mola and David Block
Mortar Net USA, LTD – Tom Sourlis
& Sue Eleuterio

The Most Reverend Donald
J. Hying, Bishop of the
Diocese of Gary, will
welcome guests and Frank
J. Mrvan, North Township
Trustee will serve as Master
of Ceremonies.
In addition to our featured
chefs, guests will enjoy
unique live and silent
auctions. There will also be
a Miracles auction, during
which the auctioneer will ask
guests to support the mission
of Nazareth Home with a gift
beginning at $1,000. We will
feature mobile bidding for all
This year, during our
Miracles auction, we will
share the story of a former
Nazareth Home child named
Freddie. The thirteenth baby
by his biological mother,
Freddie was left at the
hospital, just as his mother
had done with all his siblings
before him. Freddie came
to Nazareth Home at just
three days old because of
some challenges that required
additional help in order for
him to thrive.
Freddie was one year old
when Angela Curtis adopted
him. He’s now ten, and
Angela is so proud of the
young man he is becoming.
“Freddie wants to be a police
officer when he grows up so
that he can help people,” says
Angela. She adds, “Nazareth
Home is like no other place.
It is the stable, warm, loving
environment that every child
Reservations are $100 per
person and may be purchased
online at www.Nazareth17.
For more information or
questions, please contact
Terry Sanders at (219)
616-5355 or by email at

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