SCHERERVILLE | Campagna Academy is one of the hundreds of nonprofits participating in the first-ever NWIgives scheduled for Feb. 12. Organized and presented by Legacy Foundation and Lake Area United Way, NWIgives is an innovative online fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite charities across Lake, Porter and La Porte Counties in just 24 hours.
"At Campagna Academy, we Restore Hope and Build Dreams in at-risk youth in our community," said Elena Dwyre, Chief Executive Officer of Campagna Academy. "We are excited to partner with other nonprofits across Northwest Indiana to see how much we can raise to serve our communities. Lake County Community Fund of the Legacy Foundation has awarded a matching grant to us and we hope to raise donations up to $12,500, which will go toward renovations and re-opening of a vacant residential cottage on our campus to be able to serve more youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities."
Beginning at midnight CST February 12 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. CST, citizens throughout Northwest Indiana will go online to NWIgives.razoo.com, connect with causes like Campagna Academy, and make tax-deductible donations to support the important work of Northwest Indiana charities. All online donations that Campagna Academy receives during this time will go directly to support Campagna Academy's mission for disadvantaged youth.
"An online day of giving has proven to be a successful model for fundraising across the country and in parts of our region," said Lou Martinez, President of Lake Area United Way. "We are thrilled to partner with Legacy Foundation, the United Ways of Porter and La Porte Counties, Foundations of East Chicago, Unity Foundation of La Porte County, corporate leaders, and nonprofit organizations from throughout the three-county area to host an event that showcases the collective power of philanthropy in Northwest Indiana. NWIgives also highlights the important role nonprofits have in enhancing the quality of life in our communities."
For more information about NWIgives, visit www.nwigives.razoo.com.
About Campagna Academy:
Campagna Academy is a nonprofit organization in Schererville, IN that has been providing services to at-risk youth in Northwest Indiana since 1947 and serves over 350 youth and families per year. Campagna offers a full range of treatment, including Secure Residential, PRTF (Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility), I/DD Residential (Intellectual and Development Disabilities), Open Residential, Home-based Services, Therapeutic Foster Care, and IOP Substance Abuse Treatment.
For additional information on Campagna Academy and its programs, please call 219.322.8614 or visit them online at www.campagnaacademy.org.