Fund Story

The La Porte Jaycees Deserving Children Endowment Fund was started in 2014 to give the children of low-income households of La Porte, Indiana a merrier Christmas.

The Jaycees partnered with the La Porte County Association of Realtors to strengthen the reach to over 700 children each year. Today the Deserving Children Shopping Tour is run by the La Porte County Association of Realtors. The La Porte Jaycees have left a legacy in starting this endowment that will forever continue to help children in need in La Porte County.

  • Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
  • You will receive a tax receipt electronically for your records once your donation is processed.
  • Gifts by credit card incur a processing fee for each transaction which will be deducted from your gift. The current fee is 3.5% per transaction. When donating online, we invite you to select the option to increase your gift to cover this fee so that your charitable intent can be fully realized.
  • If you would like to make a one-time or recurring payment from a bank account, please contact the Unity Office at (219) 879-0327 or
  • If you prefer to donate by check, our mailing address is 422 Franklin St, Suite C, Michigan City, IN 46360. Please include the fund name(s) you wish to donate to in the memo line.