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Raising Funds in the Region on Natl Day of Giving

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The National Day of Giving, Tuesday May 6th, is a nationwide day of opportunity to support local non-profit organizations in the Region.   The Porter County Community Foundation is joining community foundations across the country in a national day of community giving on May 6th. Give Local Porter County is a 24-hour online event where the money raised will benefit a wide array of local causes in your community. Each gift increases your charity’s chances to win national and local cash prizes.  You can help win a $10,000 national prize for Porter County nonprofits by making a gift between 4pm – 5pm (CDT) on May 6.
You can visit  www.givelocalportercounty.org , select the causes you want to support, and make a gift using your credit card. As of 8am CDT this morning, nearly 30-thousand dollars had been raised through the Porter County site.
On May 6th Crown Point Community Foundation is also joining communities from Northwest Indiana and across the country for a national day of local giving. Marking the centennial anniversary of community foundations, Give Local America invites Lake County residents to raise significant funds for causes right in their own backyard.
One of the areas local charities, Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana is constructing a wheelchair ramp for a Crown Point resident in the 300 block of South Main Street. The build will take place between the hours of 9am to 4pm. Furthermore, Yashica Milton, a family who is to receive a Habitat home later this year, will be going to the ramp site to help build the structure and give back to the community that has helped raise the funds for her Habitat home. Parishioners from Saint Mary’s Church of Crown Point and also employees from Prompt Medical Ambulance Service are also among the group that is to help build the structure.
If you would like to donate to Habitat for Humanity or another local charity of your choice on this day of national giving visit www.GiveLocalCrownPoint.org  . If you would like more information on how to apply for a ramp visit Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana’s website at www.nwihabitat.org .


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