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Two groups meet new state license plate standards

INDIANAPOLIS | Just two out of seven requests for new special group license plates won approval Tuesday by a legislative committee tasked with ensuring groups with plates meet strict quality standards.

July 22, 2014 6:50 pm
 Charities receive golden touch

Charities receive golden touch

Marilyn Oohms and Gloria Biondi, members of the Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club, help out at the annual chili dinner in April.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am
Charities receive golden touch

Charities receive golden touch

It’s always exciting to open a real letter. It’s even better when you recognize the handwriting on the envelope and feel instantly happy, like I did a few weeks ago when I found a letter in my mailbox from my old friend Ray Scahill.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am

M'ville foundation gives $1M to support programs for the blind

INDIANAPOLIS | A Merrillville foundation has given $1 million to an Indianapolis organization serving the blind and visually impaired.

May 01, 2013 6:45 pm Related

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BBB: Public should be wary of disaster-donation scams

CHICAGO | The Better Business Bureau is warning Illinoisans to be wary of scam artists pretending to be charities collecting money to help people affected by Tropical Depression Isaac.

September 01, 2012 12:00 am
Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis host Tag Days

Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis host Tag Days

Mel DeVries, Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club president, collects Tag Day donations recently outside of the Walgreens at Ridge Road and Wentworth Avenue in Lansing. All the money Kiwanians collect goes to support 15 charitable organizations for adults and children.

July 26, 2012 12:00 am

Help a cause with your donations

When it gets close to Thanksgiving and Christmas, donations seem to pour in to charities as people are in the giving mood. Food pantries report that donations are sparse and shelves get empty by mid-year. In the summer, people are busy and seeking out ways to give to others may not be at the…

July 01, 2012 12:00 am
Alexa Claire Boutique and Tux Shop Donates Bridal Gowns

Alexa Claire Boutique and Tux Shop Donates Bridal Gowns

Alexa Claire Boutique and Tux Shop, formally known as The Tux Shop, donated 35 gowns from Claire Fetters’ previous private label collection to national and local charities.

June 20, 2012 10:11 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Thanks to you, quality of life improves

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Thanks to you, quality of life improves

The Porter County Community Foundation has a lot to celebrate this November. On Nov. 12, we commemorated the foundation's first 15 years with a Fab Fifteen FUNdraiser. The event raised money for scholarships to help area students continue their education and training beyond high school.

November 20, 2011 12:00 am

Dedelow Jr. named local Catholic Charities director

Duane Dedelow Jr. has been named executive director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gary. He was unanimously recommended by the Advisory Board that oversees the work of the nonprofit organization.

January 05, 2011 12:00 am

Meals on Wheels of NW Indiana seeking more volunteers

HAMMOND | Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana is looking for drivers to deliver meals to elderly, homebound, ill and disabled Hammond residents.

December 25, 2010 12:00 am

Charitable Giving is Easier Than You May Think

Statistically speaking, Americans are extremely generous. Consider the fact that in 2009, charitable giving in the United States exceeded $300 billion for the second year in a row -- despite the fact that many people in every part of the country are feeling the strains of recession and job loss.

December 15, 2010 12:00 am Related
A gift of warmth, love

A gift of warmth, love

Attorney Ken Allen, right, pats Samia Morris, 4, on the back after giving her a winter coat at the Catholic Charities building in Gary. With them are Samia's mother Thelma Morris, left, and their neighbor Michael Tolbert.

December 10, 2010 5:58 pm
Kiwanis club serves hundreds at annual spaghetti fundraiser

Kiwanis club serves hundreds at annual spaghetti fundraiser

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Breakfast Kiwanis Club hosted its annual Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner recently, raising more than $3,000 to support local charities.

December 08, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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