ST. JOHN | The St. John The Evangelist Respect Life Ministry has launched a project called Billboards for Babies to raise awareness.
GARY | Rebuilding the Breach Ministries, which owns and operates the Bakery House, a residence for indigent men at 4913 Broadway, recently dedicated a new kitchen at the residence which was a contribution of Ross and Lexi (Orfanos) Pangere of Crown Point. The restaurant quality appliances re…
GARY| Men at The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center received new bathrobes, socks and ties recently, purchased from contributions by members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Munster and First Presbyterian Church of Highland and through a Legacy Foundation Fund begun by Westminst…
Become a docent at either the Bead Town NWI gallery in Crown Point or Gary through March 4 and a local investor will donate $5 for every hour worked.
CROWN POINT | Crown Point High School students won the Spread the Love Peanut Butter Food Drive challenge sponsored by the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana by donating 1,557 jars of peanut butter. The traveling trophy is displayed in the front display case at CPHS.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Charitable efforts by Prairie State College prior to its semester break helped both children and veterans over the holidays.
HAMMOND | The Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund raised a record $48,793.31 during the holiday season.
HIGHLAND | Lifelong Chicago Bears fan Bob Haskell, of Highland, had his allegiance sorely tested last month, when his Bears lost a must-win thriller in the NDL regular-season finale to the reival Green Bay Packers.
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Pictured are representatives of the St. Francis De Sales students who participated in Operation Care Package. From left are Kaitlyn White, Alma Solis, Tiara Barnes, Brandon Story, Olivia MacGowan, Isabella Serrano and Mikiya Carmona.
CHICAGO | Operation Care Package, http://www.operationcarepackages.org/, is dedicated to providing care packages to the military serving the United States around the world.
GARY| Christmas came early for 25 families who received complete holiday baskets provided Dec. 23 by Manhood Foundation inc. in conjunction with the Alpha Chi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. The families were identified through local churches and local schools. Each basket contained…
EAST CHICAGO | Club Ki-Yowga of East Chicago is a nonprofit organization founded in 1933 with members locally and as far away as Las Vegas, Nev.
SCHERERVILLE | At a time of year when most children 3 and 4 are thinking only of Santa Claus and what gifts he will leave under their tree, preschoolers at Forest Ridge Academy have been thinking of others.
HIGHLAND | Dan Dempsey, of Highland, held his second annual "No One Fights Alone" Toy Drive during December, with drop off locations throughout Northwest Indiana and the Illinois south suburbs. The items collected during the drive go to children who are battling cancer.
LOWELL | Most people think Santa and his elves reside at the North Pole, but residents of Lowell know better.
Methodist Hospitals’ employees from both campuses, Gary and Merrillville, teamed up in the spirit of the holiday season to hold a holiday food drive and provide gifts to children in need. Perishable food items were donated to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.
Pictured are club members and spouses at the club's Christmas party with toy donations that were given to patients in the pediatric ward at Community Hospital in Munster.
LANSING | Lansing Junior Woman's Club is seeking new members in 2014 to join the nonprofit organization that is dedicated to making a difference in the community through various service projects. The club generally meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the First United Methodist Church…
Financial planner Theresa Hannon holds a copy of the book "Random Acts of Kindness," in Wheaton, Ill. In her annual Thanksgiving letter to clients, Hannon included a $100 bill, a copy of the book and a request to use that money for a good cause. It proved to be a good investment in human nature.
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