From the cocoon of my office, I can look out the window and see that spring is slowly creeping back into our corner of Northwest Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is seeking nominations for his Governor's Service Awards recognizing outstanding volunteerism in Indiana.
Ogden Dunes resident Bruce Klimek picks up small sticks and garbage that washed up on the beach as part of a public beach cleanup day.
Ogden Dunes resident Bruce Klimek picks up small sticks and garbage that washed up on the beach as part of a September 2008 public beach clean up day. Volunteerism is strong in Ogen Dune.
CROWN POINT | On Saturday, November 10, Midwest Moms on a Mission, a local Moms group focused on volunteerism, sponsored a packing party at Carriage Court Pizza in Crown Point for Operation Christmas Child.
Andrew Breuckman is finally beginning to see his hard work pay off as a student at Wabash College in Crawfordsville.
May graduate Kelly Mendez, center, recently received the Dr. James H. Griffith Community Service Award from Prairie State College. She is congratulated by Brunetta Hill-Corley, left, vice chair of the PSC board of trustees, and Helen Manley, coordinator of student and campus life at PSC, who…
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | May 2012 Prairie State College graduate Kelly Mendez recently was named the 2012 recipient of the Dr. James H. Griffith Community Service Award at PSC. She received the award during the August meeting of the PSC board of trustees.
Tara Beere seeks to urge other teenagers to volunteer with the creation of her "Volunteer And Pass It On" blog and Facebook page. Formed in April, the organization encourages teens to pair up with local groups seeking help.
Students from Chicago Heights School District 170 made these quilts for patients at Franciscan St. James Health hospital in Chicago Heights. The group of seventh- and eighth-graders are, from left, in back, Shuryah Owens, Kiara Ellis, Torrianne Stewart and Destiny Hughes. In front are Mariah…
Last week marked the passing of Mary Skvara, one of Whiting's favorite daughters.
HIGHLAND | Lake Area United Way recently bestowed a Community Excellence Award on the Target store in Highland and its team members for their strong, year-round commitment to volunteerism and giving back to the community.
As the first signs of an economic recovery make the news, many of the nation's nonprofit organizations are digging in for another three to four years of financial distress, according to researchers who keep an eye on the charitable world.
Michael Dempsey, 20, of Highland, is part of the Camp Kesem magic.
Tami Janda coordinates a corporate partnership with Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana for Centier Bank.
For Munster High School sophomore Jill Osterhus, a family vacation to Jamaica a few years back meant stumbling upon a whole new calling in her young life.
When most Americans head down to Jamaica, the idea is to escape the responsibilities and concerns of the "real world" for a while. But for Munster High School sophomore Jill Osterhus, a family vacation to the popular resort island a few years back meant stumbling upon a whole new calling in …
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet's New Student Orientation Leaders received the annual Outstanding Youth Organization award at the Hammond mayor's 25th Annual Volunteer Luncheon.
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Courtney Severin, 19, receives high marks for academics and community involvement at Indiana University in Bloomington.
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