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Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana and International Subaru of Merrillville Share the Love at Fill the Trunk Event

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With Christmas just around the corner and winter settling in, the International Subaru of Merrillville partnered with Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana to collect donations of warm blankets, hats, gloves, and scarves that will be delivered to Meals on Wheels recipients.

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Candace's Rotary Round-Up: Merrillville

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Candace’s Rotary Round-Up: Merrillville

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who join together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Over the years, Rotarians have taken on global causes ranging from literacy and peace to water and health.

Many local initiatives are happening right around us! Scholarships for high school students, cleaning up of local parks and gifts of time, talent and treasure to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations are all the foundation of the Club’s motto: “Service Above Self”

I joined the efforts of the Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club as a way to give back to the community I grew up in. Today, I bring you the Region’s...

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Meals on Wheels Lights the Night for Senior Hunger


Meals-on-Wheels-Lights-the-Night-for-Senior-Hunger-2018About 70 people gathered at Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana to officially launch Light the Night for Senior Hunger, Powered by NIPSCO. The year-end campaign is underway to raise funds to deliver nutritious meals to seniors and other adults in need.

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Munster Surgeon’s Donation Helps Women Access Breast Cancer Care


Munster-Surgeons-Donation-Helps-Women-Access-Breast-Cancer-Care-2018Board Certified Plastic Surgeon David Robinson, MD, and his practice, Indiana Plastic Surgery, have made a $1,500 donation to the Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital. This contribution will benefit the breast diagnostic imaging fund, helping local uninsured women to receive imaging and biopsy services at the Women’s Diagnostic Center.

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American Licorice Offers Associates Eco-Friendly Experiences

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This past October, American Licorice Company offered a “sweet” opportunity to their associates that enhanced their morale and overall perspective of the world.

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McCOLLY Charities Coat Drive a Huge Success!


McCOLLY-Charities-Coat-Drive-a-Huge-SuccessMcColly Charities would like to send out their sincerest ‘Thank you’ for sharing the Gift of Warmth! It truly warms the heart to know how much our local communities care. Due to an overwhelming response, over 450 adult and children’s coats were collected!

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VNA of NWI Kicks Off Annual Christmas for the Elderly Drive


VNA-of-NWI-Kicks-Off-Annual-Christmas-for-the-Elderly-Drive-2018_01 Steve Morrow, a Navy veteran and VNA Hospice patient, struggles daily with his illness and poverty. VNA nurses caring for Steve learned that one of the “luxuries” he missed was a straight razor shave, complete with hot towel service that he used to treat himself to once in a while when he was younger. The nurses sprang into action through the VNA’s Christmas for the Elderly program, reaching out to a local barber who provided just that service. The barber, Todd Carpenter, owner of South Shore Shaving Company in Valparaiso and a veteran himself, gladly gave Steve a marvelous shave and threw in a haircut to boot. Because Steve can no longer drive, InHealth Integrated Care, a local ambulance service even gave Steve a lift to the barber shop.

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Merrillville Rotary Club Makes Thanksgiving Donation to Patients of Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic


Merrillville-Rotary-Club-Thanksgiving-Donation-Franciscan-Health-St-Clare-2018_01The Merrillville Rotary Club has continued its Thanksgiving tradition of donating turkeys to the patients of Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point. This year, patients will receive a $25 food voucher to Strack & Van Til stores to provide food for a Thanksgiving meal.

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Big Lots to Celebrate New Merrillville, in Store Grand Opening With a Donation to Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana


Meals-On-Wheels-NWI-New-LogoBig Lots announced today it is celebrating the grand opening of its Merrillville store in its new location on Friday, November 30, 2018. This store will reflect a new format, which is part of a broader initiative to reposition the brand as a community retailer offering trustworthy value and friendly service. As part of the celebration, Big Lots will host a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. on November 30. The first 50 shoppers entering the store on November 30 and December 1 will receive a reusable shopping bag filled with tasty treats from Big Lots.

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Trinity United Church of Christ and NIPSCO Bring Message of Serving and Community to Annual Sharing ENERGY for Thanksgiving

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“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.” – Matthew 25:35.

It’s this scripture that has inspired the congregation of Trinity United Church of Christ in Gary since 2004, and Monday night, in partnership with NIPSCO, they hosted the 10th annual Sharing ENERGY for Thanksgiving dinner giveaway for the community.

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1st Source Bank Donates $24,000 to Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana


rot41st Source Bank recently donated $24,000 to support the expansion of Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana’s Staff-Led Troop program. Originating in Allen County, the program has since expanded into St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties and will serve a total of 480 girls across all three.

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