Five Local Non-Profits Win $1,000 Each in Five-for-Five Charity Challenge

rot3Five local non-profits: Hilltop Neighborhood House, Housing Opportunities, St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center, Memorial Opera House Foundation and St. Teresa of Avila Student Center, have been selected as the winners of $1,000 each from the Five-for-Five Charity Challenge hosted by 1st Source Bank. All non-profits selected will receive their donations during a check presentation at 12pm CDT on Friday, August 18th at the new Banking Center located at 2700 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso.

Hilltop Neighborhood House provides a variety of valuable resources for children and families, including early childhood education, after school programs, and food pantry services. Jennifer Wright, CEO of Hilltop Neighborhood House commented on the news, “Hilltop Neighborhood House is very excited to receive this gift from 1st Source Bank. As a local nonprofit we see so many needy children and their families in our programs. This gift will be used for our Healthy Kids, Healthy Choices Meal Program to provide meals to our afterschool program!”

Housing Opportunities provides housing for the homeless, helps families keep their homes, and coaches sustainable lifestyles. St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center provides a friendly and nurturing place where trained caregivers provide safety, healthcare, personal care, and meaningful activities for adults who cannot stay home by themselves during the day. Memorial Opera House is a historically significant facility in downtown Valparaiso that stands as a beacon for the Arts: acting as a venue for theatrical events, concerts, public meetings, weddings and more.

St. Teresa of Avila Student Center is a Catholic community that serves local families and students of Valparaiso University. It is well known locally for its Café Manna program and outreach ministry serving and feeding over 350 guests each week.

The Five-for-Five Charity Challenge kicked off during the August 1 ribbon cutting of the new Calumet Ave Banking Center in Valparaiso. Over the past two weeks, residents nominated charities by visiting the new Banking Center and submitting, in person, a written nomination form. Charities were selected based on the impact they have in the community as conveyed in the nominations received.

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