Marilyn Oohms and Gloria Biondi, members of the Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club, help out at the annual chili dinner in April.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Merrillville foundation has given $1 million to an Indianapolis organization serving the blind and visually impaired.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana is looking for drivers to deliver meals to elderly, homebound, ill and disabled Hammond residents.
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.
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.
Attorney Ken Allen, and Sister Barbara Sable, Catholic Charities director of emergency services, pose with coats Allen donated to be distributed to needy families in Lake and Porter counties. It is Allen's eighth year working with Catholic Charities to distribute gifts to the needy.
MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Breakfast Kiwanis Club hosted its annual Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner recently, raising more than $3,000 to support local charities.
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