7 share in funds from mayor's charity ball

2013-09-29T00:00:00Z 7 share in funds from mayor's charity ballPhil Wieland phil.wieland@nwi.com, (219) 548-4352 nwitimes.com
September 29, 2013 12:00 am  • 

VALPARAISO | Seven area charities received a share of the proceeds from Mayor Jon Costas's annual charity ball during Friday's meeting of the city's Board of Public Works and Safety.

The event raised $28,000, which brings the total for the past nine years from the ball to more than $283,000. The money was distributed to 35 different local non-profits. Those receiving funds from this year's ball and how they plan to spend it are:

  • Porter County Boys and Girls Club SPARK program to provide after school physical activities to fight childhood obesity.
  • Family Concern Counseling, for a remodeling of it facilities.
  • Hilltop Neighborhood House, for its kindergarten readiness scholarship program.
  • Neighbor Link
  • New Creation Men's Shelter, a van to transport its clients.
  • Valparaiso Parks Foundation, the ValPlayso: Next Generation renovation park project.
  • Pines Village Retirement Communities, for its Elderstyle Program.

Representatives of each organization received the contributions at the meeting, and it was announced that applications for a share of the 2014 charity ball will be accepted beginning March 1.

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