Parents whose babies are patients in the Franciscan Health Crown Point Neonatal Intensive Care Unit recently received gift bags containing such items as toothpaste, toothbrushes, games, books, shampoo and premature infant clothing from the Crete, Ill.-based Cookie Link Club, a 17-year, 30-member group of friends who gather for fellowship during the holiday season and collect donations for community causes.
Join members of the Portage Rotary Club at their One Year Anniversary Celebration. The family friendly and FREE event will be held on Saturday, January 27th from 4 pm to 6 pm at Neighbor’s Educational Opportunities, 5201 US 6 in Portage and is open to the community. Included in the celebration are Laser Ball and other family games as well as a taco bar provided by Leroy’s Hot Stuff.
Horseshoe Casino in Hammond has become a central hub for fun and festivities in Northwest Indiana, allowing guests not only to have a great time playing their games and enjoying the food and atmosphere, but also hosting a plethora of community events and concerts. They have become a true staple of the Region throughout the years and an important part of the Hammond community.
With the bullying epidemic now at an all-time high, (NIPSCO) Northern Indiana Public Service Company and (GNS) Gary Neighbor Services Incorporated decided to do something about it. Increasing at ever alarming staggering rates, statistics indicate that bullied middle school youngsters are at a much higher risk for low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression, and suicidal thoughts. Intrinsically aware of the proverb, “knowledge is power”, it was no secret that middle school youngsters within the area and other school regions within the proximity needed more access and exposure to Anti-Bully based reads however; a lack of funding within the realms of the school budgeting often prevented such purchases from taking place.
Sandy Lewis, a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Cedar Lake, recently presented a check for $2,100 to Jamie Donsbach, center-right, manager of the prenatal assistance program at St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point.
More than two tons (4,237 pounds) of canned goods and other non-perishable food items were collected by Michigan City Area Schools students and staff as part of the district's annual Holiday Food Drive.
Highland Police Put Down Razors for No-shave November, Raise Funds for the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster
Members of the Highland Police Department abandoned their department’s grooming policy and grew facial hair during the months of November and December in support of a good cause. No-Shave November, a national campaign, was launched in 2009 to raise awareness and funding for cancer prevention, education and research.
The holiday spirit was more than alive and well during an Adopt-A-Family Christmas program at Franciscan Health Hammond Dec. 15. Employees representing 62 hospital departments chipped in with time, money and cheer to make the holidays better for numerous area residents, whose names were supplied by the Hammond area Women, Infants and Children program, and received gifts. Some 200 adults and 307 children received items, which were delivered by hospital staff members after the program. Sister Aloysius Albert, a hospital chaplain, is shown giving impassioned remarks before the attendees, who packed the cafeteria.
When Jayden Moree, 6, sat down with his class in the Saylor Elementary School library, he thought he was in store for a regular story time. He had no idea that his dad, Trevor Moree, was hiding behind the bookcase to surprise him after being deployed in Japan for 9 months.
Staff members at Vibra Hospital of Northwest Indiana, located in Crown Point, recently donated $1,200 toward the Franciscan Health Crown Point Breast Care Center, in appreciation of the service it provided a late colleague of theirs who was treated there. Funds were derived through various efforts conducted in November.
McColly Real Estate, on behalf of the McColly Foundation, would like to thank everyone who participated in our Toys for Tots drive. Because of your efforts, the McColly Foundation was able to donate 600+ toys to support the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.