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Lake Area United Way

Volunteers pack it in for Pack-A-Palooza day

HOBART | The banquet hall at Avalon Manor was packed with volunteers Friday morning for the kickoff of the Lake Area United Way’s Day of Caring.

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Captain America, food banks among Canstruction winners

Captain America, Batman, Wonder Women, and the United Way aren't the latest superhero team to hit cineplexes, but they all took honors at the 2014 Canstruction Northwest Indiana contest.

August 15, 2014 5:02 pm

Last week to register for United Way Day of Caring

Volunteer registration for the United Way Day of Caring will close at the end of day Friday. To join this regional volunteer event as a team or an individual, visit the United Way Regional Volunteer Center website at www.nwivolunteer.org for a list of projects.

August 11, 2014 4:08 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Volunteering is good for community, good for you

GUEST COMMENTARY: Volunteering is good for community, good for you

Tom Brokaw got it right when he said, “It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.”

August 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fundraiser benefits Lake Area United Way

Fundraiser benefits Lake Area United Way

DYER | Stardust Bowl and BMO Harris teamed up to host a one-of-a-kind bowling fundraiser to benefit Lake Area United Way. A total of $6,189 was raised during the well-attended event.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Live United, Northwest Indiana

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Live United, Northwest Indiana

Northwest Indiana is a great place to live, work and raise a family. These facts are sometimes disregarded when we read about high crime rates, poverty and unemployment. But tremendous work is being done all around us on a daily basis by countless unsung heroes. They are the individuals (pro…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Company donates parking proceeds to Lake Area United Way

Company donates parking proceeds to Lake Area United Way

MUNSTER | BMWC Constructors raised $5,500 during Three Floyds Brewery’s recent Dark Lord Festival and donated it to Lake Area United Way.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Lake County selected for state's preschool pilot program

Lake County selected for state's preschool pilot program

INDIANAPOLIS | Hundreds of Lake County children from low-income families will be among the first in the state to take advantage of Indiana's new prekindergarten voucher program.

July 22, 2014 11:00 am Related
Lake Area United Way recognizes Cargill Workplace

Lake Area United Way recognizes Cargill Workplace

HAMMOND | Lake Area United Way presented Cargill Texturizing Solutions with two awards for Cargill’s participation in the United Way Community Campaign for 2014.

July 10, 2014 3:55 pm
United Way welcomes Early Childhood Education Initiatives director

United Way welcomes Early Childhood Education Initiatives director

United Way of Porter County welcomes Kim Olesker to its team as regional director of United Way Early Childhood Education Initiatives serving all three United Ways (LaPorte, Porter and Lake counties) in Northwest Indiana.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am
Appreciation Lunch held for United Way corporate partners

Appreciation Lunch held for United Way corporate partners

HOBART | Lake Area United Way recently hosted its annual appreciation luncheon, “Thanks for Being Part of the Picture,” honoring Corporate Partners and Employee Campaign Managers. Sixty-three representatives from 38 companies attended the event at Cooper’s Hawk Restaurant.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lake County submits early childhood proposal

After a month of hard work, the One Region organization has submitted its preschool pilot proposal on behalf of Lake County to the Family and Social Service Administration.

June 30, 2014 4:19 pm
Tweens 'canstruct' superhero structures

Tweens 'canstruct' superhero structures

VALPARAISO | About 120 middle-schoolers from Lake and Porter counties assembled Friday at Ivy Tech for a summer project that will test their math and science skills and help feed the hungry.

June 27, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Times publisher points to digital initiatives during United Way breakfast

Times publisher points to digital initiatives during United Way breakfast

MUNSTER | Chris White, publisher of The Times, said the news industry is "constantly changing" and reiterated that the most successful organizations "strive to understand the needs of their audience."

June 24, 2014 2:21 pm Video Photos

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Canstruction competition will will create “Superheroes Against Hunger”

GRIFFITH | Lake Area United Way and United Way of Porter County, in cooperation with U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, are hosting a “Superheroes Against Hunger” Canstruction Competition.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Canstruction food drive to benefit local pantries

Giant hot dogs, Slinkies, Chuck Taylors and pharaohs have been built with nothing more than stacks of canned goods.

June 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Martinez announces retirement from LAUW

Martinez announces retirement from LAUW

GRIFFITH | Serving the community, working with its leaders and helping make Northwest Indiana a better place is what Lou Martinez said he'll miss the most

June 18, 2014 7:30 pm
BOB HEISSE: War on Poverty coverage should spark discussion

BOB HEISSE: War on Poverty coverage should spark discussion

Consider this as you read our special report, "The Price of Poverty": Are cuts to social service agencies and education the right move as poverty increases in Northwest Indiana? What more can or should be done?

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related
Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Tina, a 36-year-old mother of three in South Haven, defines it as the fight to find work when every broken-down car means another lost employment opportunity.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Labor liaison serves United Way in Lake and Porter counties

Labor liaison serves United Way in Lake and Porter counties

Debra Townsend, of Portage, was recently named as a shared AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison by Lake Area United Way and United Way of Porter County.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
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