For the past 10 years, Kasey Carr has brought her story and the stories of other local veterans to the students at Irwin STEM Magnet School. Each year they hold a special program honoring those heroes.
Fostering Hope for Children is a Fort Wayne based nonprofit organization dedicated to setting children in need up with the basic necessities their families may not be able to afford. This holiday season, they’re asking the public to sponsor children for Christmas.
Fort Wayne nonprofit Healthier Moms and Babies is raising money to support their programs in an effort to bring more babies in Allen County to their first birthday. Right now, 6 in every 1,000 babies born every year in Allen County don’t live to see their first birthday.
The Volunteer Center will kick off their 24th annual Coats for Kids collection drive on November 1st. To date, they’ve collected more than 80,000 coats for children in Allen County and the surrounding areas. 1 in 5 kids in Allen County are living in poverty. The Coats for Kids collection aims to provide warm winter coats, paired with hats, gloves and scarves to children.
Turnstone will host their annual Trunk or Treat event Thursday night. The event draws large crowds every year as it features devices that ensure everyone with all abilities can participate in Halloween.
Monday marked day one of the annual U Can Crush Hunger food drive and competition between 8 local colleges. Between those schools, they have a common goal to collect 125,000 pounds of food for Community Harvest Food Bank.
The Indiana Canine Assistance Network works to pair service dogs with people in the community who may require additional assistance, whether it be emotional or physical needs. This fall, they’re raising money specifically to benefit their veteran service division.
The holiday season is quickly approaching and with that comes a multitude of ways the Salvation Army is striving to ensure families in Allen County have Christmas gifts under the tree and meals to eat during the holidays.
The Vera Bradley Foundation and the Lutheran Health Network began hanging Ribbons for Research throughout 21Country to raise money for breast cancer research. Each pink ribbon represents a donation made to the foundation.
Indiana’s favorite farmers market will wrap up its summer season this weekend before heading to their winter location. The YLNI Farmers Market announced last week that they snagged the top spot for the second year in a row in Indiana.