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Porter County Give Day

You can help over 50 local nonprofits in 24 hours on May 6

You can help over 50 local nonprofits in 24 hours on May 6

Following the success of GIVE Day in 2012and 2013, the Foundation is hosting Give Local Porter County on May 6, to raise funds for 52 local nonprofits. To give on this one-day only, visit givelocalportercounty.org. Pictured, Porter County Community Foundation Vice President Brenda Sheetz, se…

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County GIVE Day Raises $186,038 for homelessness

VALPARAISO | They came. They clicked. They gave. Porter County GIVE Day, the giving holiday on Nov. ember 8th raised $186,038, including 955 gifts and $63,455 in matching funds and prizes “We’re thrilled on behalf of the 17 nonprofit organizations that will benefit from this extraordinary ge…

November 13, 2012 4:51 pm
Allison Thomas

Allison Thomas

Lakeshore Public Television photojournalist Sarah Holst interviews Deb McKay, of Rebuilding Together Hebron, during the Porter County Give Day at The Times of Northwest Indiana in Valparaiso.

November 08, 2012 6:31 pm
Porter County Give Day raises more than $100,000

Porter County Give Day raises more than $100,000

Allison Thomas, Opportunity Enterprises' marketing and communications manager, makes a donation Thursday during the Porter County Give Day at The Times of Northwest Indiana in Valparaiso.

November 08, 2012 6:31 pm
Porter County Give Day raises more than $100,000

Porter County Give Day raises more than $100,000

Porter County Community Foundation Vice President Brenda Sheetz, seated, President Barbara Young, left, Community Resource Director Carol Costakis, center, and Administrative Assistant Kim Kilander celebrate after reaching a goal of $100,000 in donations Thursday during the Porter County Giv…

November 08, 2012 6:31 pm
Porter County Give Day raises more than $100,000

Porter County Give Day raises more than $100,000

 A board lists fundraising totals Thursday during the Porter County Give Day at The Times of Northwest Indiana in Valparaiso.

November 08, 2012 6:31 pm
Caring Place to benefit from GIVE Day

Caring Place to benefit from GIVE Day

VALPARAISO | “I don’t think a lot of people realize that many people are homeless as a result of domestic violence,” said Mary Beth Schultz, executive director of The Caring Place. “We save lives. Together we empower all members of our community to live in peace.”

November 08, 2012 10:33 am
GIVE Day Thursday to help local organizations

GIVE Day Thursday to help local organizations

VALPARAISO | Rebuilding Together Valparaiso is one of 17 local organizations that will benefit from donations during Porter County GIVE Day on Thursday. Donations during this one-day giving holiday will be matched from a pool of more than $50,000 contributed by generous sponsors through the …

November 05, 2012 10:54 am
Mayors Proclaim Nov. 8 Porter County GIVE Day

Mayors Proclaim Nov. 8 Porter County GIVE Day

VALPARAISO | What if the entire county joined together on a single day to help fight homelessness? That’s exactly what Portage Mayor James Snyder and Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas are encouraging. They each signed a proclamation naming Nov. 8 as Porter County GIVE Day – a single day when donat…

November 01, 2012 1:49 pm
Helping Children Succeed Through Challenge

Helping Children Succeed Through Challenge

VALPARAISO | Providing for three children can be challenging for any parent, but for Laurie Bruck, the challenge is extraordinary. Not only is Bruck a single mother, but she’s also unable to walk, making it difficult to earn enough money to support herself and her three children. Fortunately…

October 08, 2012 7:00 am
Local man reaches his potential with the help of OE’s Supported Living Program

Local man reaches his potential with the help of OE’s Supported Living Program

VALPARAISO | At the age of 50, Bob Cloyd was unable to speak, dress himself, or take care of his own needs. For his entire life, Cloyd’s mother had been there, helping him with each daily task. And then in 2011 she died, leaving a huge hole in Cloyd’s life.

October 03, 2012 12:23 pm

Mayor's ball to be beachin' good time

VALPARAISO | The annual Mayor's Charity Ball, to be held Sept. 21 at Central Park Plaza, is strictly B.Y.O.B.B. — Bring your own beach ball.

September 12, 2012 6:15 pm
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