PORTER COUNTY | Following last year’s Porter County GIVE Day which raised $186,483.61 for 17 nonprofit organizations, the Porter County Community Foundation has announced that GIVE Day will be back on Nov. 7. This year GIVE Day will have a different focus – it will benefit kids. Gifts will help improve literacy, healthcare, safety, and quality of life for local youth.
On GIVE Day, gifts to 25 organizations that support youth will receive matching funds from a pool of $50,000 and more.
Here’s how it works:
On Nov. 7 (from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.) give online at portercountygiveday.org using credit card. The gift on this day will qualify for matching funds. Choose the organization(s) to help. Give in person 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Times, 1111 Glendale Blvd. in Valparaiso. Check out facebook at Porter County Community Foundation.
Nonprofit organizations that will receive funds from the event include Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, Calumet and LaSalle Councils - Boy Scouts of America, Challenger Learning Center, Chasing Dreams, Dunebrook, Duneland Family YMCA, Dunes Learning Center, Family & Youth Services Bureau, Family House, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Friends of Portage Township Foundation, HealthLinc, Hilltop Neighborhood House, Jacob's Ladder, Parents as Teachers of Porter County, PATH, Inc. – A Positive Approach to Teen Health, Portage Parks and Recreation Foundation, Portage Township YMCA, Porter County 4-H Council, Porter County Association for Handicapped Children and Adults, Reins of Life, Valparaiso Family YMCA, Valpo Parks Foundation - Valplayso, and Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County - Phoenix Center.
The matching pool was contributed by sponsors, including Task Force Tips, Vale Park Animal Hospital/Dr. Jerry and Linda Rodenbarger, Thrivent Financial – Greater Valparaiso, Tri-Kappa - Iota Chapter, Jacki Stutzman and Weiss Entities. Additional contributions have been made by Patricia Crise, DuPont Pioneer, Kiwanis Club of Valparaiso, Luke Oil, Indiana 105 and The Times Media Company.
The amount of the match will depend on the number of gifts contributed on Nov. 7. For more information, visit portercountygiveday.org. or on Facebook at “Porter County Community Foundation.