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Preserving the View of Beautiful Pine Lake

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Every season yields a special view of Pine Lake from the two acres of property preserved by Unity Foundation of La Porte County: from bright fall foliage to thick winter ice, to the shimmering swirl of summer boats. Unity Foundation and many generous donors are keeping a two acre vista open for all to see one of La Porte’s greatest treasures – Pine Lake. The Love Our Lakes Campaign aims to: pay for the land at 1010 Pine Lake Avenue; get it ready for public use; and give it to the community with a supporting endowment. This summer, an artist rendering was released to show the potential...

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Unity Foundation to Participate in NWIgives Day Feb. 12

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Unity Foundation of La Porte County is supporting the first regional ‘Give Day’ called NWIgives on Wednesday, February 12. Give Days are innovative on-line fundraising events that encourage people to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite organizations or causes in just 24 hours. Unity will join nonprofit organizations across Lake, Porter and La Porte counties in the first-ever regional NWIgives day, organized and presented by Lake Area United Way and Legacy Foundation. Beginning at midnight CST February 12 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. CST, people can go online...

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Junior Achievement of LaPorte County’s Bowl-a-thon

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  It is that time of the year for the Junior Achievement Annual Bowl-a-thon.  This year’s bowl-a-thon will be held Saturday Feb. 22nd at City Lanes.  Your participation in the Bowl-A-Thon enables Junior Achievement to bring vital information & sound economic values into the classroom encouraging students to grow in a positive environment to reach their highest potential. For more information and to see an event brochure, click here! For more information on other JA fundraising events or to become a classroom volunteer, please contact Lisa Scheller at 219-873-3002 or...

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Cold Outside, But Spirits Were Warm at Bentwood Tavern

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Mother Nature and her polar vortex couldn’t keep us down… Due to forecasts of  scary  weather, our Give Back dinner at Bentwood Tavern in New Buffalo, Michigan was rescheduled from Tuesday,  Jan. 21st to Wednesday, Jan. 22nd in hopes of offering guests a safer experience. There were over 80 reservations for Tuesday and Brynn Hines from Bentwood contacted every single one to advise them of the new date. Wednesday night’s weather wasn’t much better, but nearly 100 LOK Wishing Tree supporters braved fierce cold and slippery roads to gather and celebrate in the warmly festive...

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Taking Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility Outdoors

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The idea behind the addition of Andrew Avenue Outdoor Education and Recreation facility was not to simply create more soccer fields or basketball courts, but to create a space that fosters a sense of good health, confidence, and encouragement for kids, adults, seniors and families in La Porte County. It’s all in the details. This amazing outdoor facility is set on 8.5 acres of lush green grass, woods, and provides endless possibility. The 3,200 square foot covered pavilion with restrooms, kitchen and picnic tables creates a central gathering place for soccer games, summer camp and special...

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WIC Success Story – December 2013

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This Success Story was written by a male Ivy Tech student who was spending the day at the Michigan City, IN WIC Clinic as part of his course of study.   (WIC Program of LaPorte County, IN administered by North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc. located in Michigan City, IN) The Women, Infant & Children’s (WIC) Program was truly a blessing in my time of need.  I had always prided myself in being self-supportive.  However, in 2009 my life was thrown into turmoil when the company that I had worked for closed its doors.  The timing could not haven worse for me.  We were...

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