Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Rising to the Challenge

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Rising to the Challenge
By: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Last Updated: April 24, 2018

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana joins the Art Van Charity Challenge on Crowdrise. Help our Clubs win the grand prize of $100,000 by giving online to our Crowdrise campaign! This is the 10th year Art Van Furniture Store has made the challenge available to midwest non-profit organizations. The Charity Challenge is a three-week initiative where individuals and corporations are encouraged to give back to their communities by giving online. Joining the Art Van Charity Challenge 2018 fundraising competition on Crowdrise, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana is utilizing this largest crowdfunding platform for good by benefitting our Northwest Indiana youth. Focusing on organizations committed to women, children, and human services in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and the city of St. Louis, the challenge puts the power of positive change in the hands of community members who support needed and worthwhile programs in their cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

The challenge will launch promptly at 11:00 am CST on May 1 and run through May 22 ending at precisely 12:59:59 pm CST. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana is accepting the Art Van Charity Challenge with the intent to enhance teen programming by building GREAT Futures for members while focusing on their academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. The organization that raises the most during the course of the challenge has the opportunity to earn a $100,000 grant. Second place will earn $50,000, third place will earn $25,000, fourth place will receive a prize of $15,000, and fifth place a prize of $10,000.

Last year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana placed second on the Challenge Leaderboard earning a $50,000 grant for our Clubs. This year, we are in it to win it! Art Van will be allocating over $305,000 in grants specifically to charities who provide assistance for children, women or human services.

Stay tuned for more details on this great giving initiative! For more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s involvement in this philanthropic initiative, visit Consider being a part of the challenge! Every gift will, no matter how big or small, will make a positive and profound impact because every child deserves the gift of a GREAT Future!

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has been opening doors to GREAT FUTURES for Porter and Lake County youth for 63 years! Clubs are open after school and provide great places for youth in grades K-12 to meet friends and have fun while in a safe, supervised environment. Clubs are open during holidays and in the summer. Annual membership is only $35.00. For information on membership, volunteer opportunities, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact your local Club by calling (219) 464-7282 or visiting Great Futures Start HERE.

ABOUT Art Van Furniture, LLC.
Art Van Furniture, LLC is the Midwest's No. 1 furniture and mattress retailer with 184 stores in nine states operating under the following brands; Art Van Furniture, Art Van PureSleep, Art Van Flooring, Scott Shuptrine Interiors, Levin Furniture, Levin Mattress, Wolf Furniture and Gardiner Wolf Furniture. Founded in 1959, the company is headquartered in Warren, Mich. Art Van Furniture owned by Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. of Boston. Visit for more information.

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