During the coming months, United Way staff and volunteers will be making workplace presentations to thousands of employees throughout Northwest Indiana in coordination with the community campaign.
Tom Brokaw got it right when he said, “It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.”
It has been almost 10 years since I started writing Illinois community news and yet there is always more to learn about those who do good work in the community and how they do it.
Volunteers are the pulse behind our communities. They are selfless, ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
CROWN POINT | A mild-mannered utilities employee during the day, Ken Abels becomes the city's Emergency Management Agency director whenever the need arises.
CRETE | Each year Crete Park District presents an award to an individual, company or group that has made an outstanding difference in Crete. This year's award was presented to the Crete Lions Club.
Mike Smith, president of the Crete Park District board of commissioners, Smith presents Crete Lions Club with the annual Volunteer Award. Lion Bob Johnson received the plaque which reads: "Presented to Crete Lions Club for making a difference in the lives of others with their dedicated commi…
As I drove on the expressway this past weekend, I noticed how dirty the sides of the roads were. Empty plastic bottles, plastic bags and remnants from fast food restaurants decorated the highway.
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.
HAMMOND | During 42 years in her job, it isn’t surprising that Linda Pudlo made an indelible mark on coworkers in the Franciscan St. Margaret Health Hammond Imaging Services Department.
LANSING | In less than four years, more than 100 boxes of coupons have been sent to military bases overseas to help families save some money on items purchased at commissaries.
Members of the Lansing Business Women's Association take part in clipping and sorting coupons that are sent to U.S. military bases around the world. Pictured are Pat Leck, Marilyn Kooy, Betty Tobin, Dorothy Kiefor, June Cole, Lorraine Przbyl and Carol Ann Surufka.
Spring is in the air in South Holland with something extra special planned for the community this season.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve ... you only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Dr. King was right. Anybody can serve, and this is exactly what our South Holland students are doing for their community.
Teens from Calumet City, Markham, South Holland and Sauk Village are among the 339 recipients of the Cook County Sheriff's Youth Service Medal of Honor as recognition for volunteering more than 100 hours in their community in the last year, according to a news release.
The new John Will Anderson Boys & Girls Club at the former Tolleston Middle School is an example of what can happen when the region pulls together in support of a common goal.
Volunteers are needed for the Hobart/Lake Station-sponsored Rebuilding Together work day Saturday.
Today, people across the globe will celebrate World Gratitude Day – a day started in 1977 to show gratitude and appreciation for those around you.
MANTENO, Ill. | Wheelchairs provide nearly all the seating at chapel services held at the Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno. Many of the residents who come simply listen, as simple tasks such as singing or standing up are just too overwhelming.
Erma Peppin, 98, visits with a resident at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno, Ill., after a communion service at the home. Peppin has served as a volunteer Eucharistic minister at the home for 27 years serving communion to residents who are unable to attend daily chapel services.
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