Partners Helping People

Partners Helping People

By Working Together, We Can Come Out Ahead.

Northwest Indiana businesses have been stepping up throughout the South Shore to help during these difficult and financially devastating times. Click on the stories below to see what our industry partners have been doing to help our community. 

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We also have a page on how you can help hospitality businesses throughout the Region here >> and a page of community support resources for businesses and hospitality industry workers here >> .

Team Radius feeds healthcare workers

Team Radius helps feed healthcare workers

The team at Radius in Valparaiso wanted to show their appreciation to local healthcare workers so they delivered lunch to the ER staff at Porter Regional Hospital. Read More >>

3D Printing Mask Parts

NWI schools, volunteers use 3D printers to supply face masks to local hospitals

Schools across Northwest Indiana are pitching in to help provide personal protective equipment, for health care workers engaged on the front lines of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More >>

Tradewinds makes masks

TradeWinds making masks, surgical gowns to aid local workers

TradeWinds Services Inc., a non-profit organization that serves people with developmental disabilities, is ramping up production on its sewing floor to make masks and surgical gowns in the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus. Read More >>

DOC'S Adopt a Nurse photo

Adopt-a-Nurse: Help DOC'S keep our nurses on the frontline fed

DOC'S Smokehouse and Craft Bar in Dyer has started a program where you can purchase a meal for a healthcare worker on the frontlines of this war. Each day they will be delivering individually packaged meals to a local hospital. Find out more >> and see photos here >>

Teibel's Curbside Pickup

Teibel's giving 100% of gift card sales to employees in need

"A lot of staff need the help," owner Paul Teibel said. "We're just trying to stick together as a crew, like a family, to make it through this." Read More >>

State of Mind Salon and Day Spa gift cards

State of Mind Salon and Day Spa donates gift card revenue to staff

State of Mind Salon and Day Spa in Crown Point have so much gratitude for their staff. They are donating 100% of all the revenue from gift card sales collected to their team. Read More >>

Aftermath supporting healthcare workers

Aftermath Cidery and Winery and Running Vines Winery support the medical workers

If you stop in for a purchase, they will ask you for the name of your favorite healthcare worker. They will then put a heart with that person's name on it in their front window. Watch their video >>

Welch's Stop and Shop

Welch's Stop and Shop is giving back to restaurants and first responders, and DOC's is pitching in

Welch's is taking 5% of all of their Wednesday sales to buy gift cards to local restaurants & bars to promote their business during this tough time.  DOC'S Smokehouse and Craft Bar has offered to match all of Welch's gift card purchases from their restaurant, dollar for dollar. Welch's has also donated some of their gift cards purchased to first responders and medical personnel. Read More >>

18th Street Distillery hand sanitizer

Throwing booze at COVID-19; NWI distilleries join fight

3 Floyds Distillery and 18th Street Distillery are joining the fight against COVID-19 by making hand sanitizer to those who need it most. Read More >>

Salvation Army stocking shelves

Strack & Van Til launches emergency fundraiser for those impacted by coronavirus pandemic

Shoppers at Strack & Van Til Food Markets can donate directly to the local Salvation Army. Emergency funds during the COVID-19 pandemic will help provide meals and other necessities to families experiencing hardships. Read More >>

Smalltown Coffee merchandise

Smalltown Coffee donates merchandise profits to the crisis

From now until the quarantine ends, Smalltown Coffee in Crown Point is donating all proceeds from the sale of their merchandise towards fighting the pandemic. Read More >>

Trades donating PPE

Trade unions donate personal protective equipment to fire departments

The Northwestern Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council gathered donations of surplus N95 respirator masks, rubber gloves, protective safety glasses and hazard suits and gave them to fire departments throughout the region. Read More >>

Pink Sheep Boutique makes masks

Boutique owner makes face masks for COVID-19 battle

Before the COVID-19 outbreak hit, Patti Pierson made children's clothes for customers of her Pink Sheep Boutique in LaPorte. Now she spends her time sewing face masks to help protect those on the front lines of the pandemic battle. Read More >>

Boxes protect paramedics

New protective boxes designed to keep paramedics safe amid COVID-19 pandemic

VKF Renzel USA Corp created a protective device that can be installed and taken off in seconds and is secured with Velcro straps to keep it in place. It's just one of the steps the department has taken to keep its employees safe during the pandemic. Read More >>

Blue Pear supportive sign

Crown Point business owners share uplifting message amid coronavirus closures

Among the dark display windows donning signs that let patrons know the closures are temporary, some businesses are choosing to display another message. "It's going to be okay," a large white poster with red hearts read from the storefront window at Blue Pear Mercantile, 106 W. Clark St.  Read More >>

Gelsosomo's Crown Point free lunches

Gelsosomo's Pizzeria Crown Point giving away free sack lunches to stuck-at-home school kids

Gelsosomo's Crown Point has started giving away free sack lunches for school kids stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every weekday. Read More >>

Andorra Banquets special offer

Andorra Banquets offers deposit match incentive

For a limited time, Andorra Banquets will match deposits on NEW event bookings. Read More >>

Sullair donates medical masks

Businesses rally to supply health care workers with masks, protective equipment

Thousands of donations of personal protective equipment have poured into local Franciscan Health hospitals. Franciscan Health announced Sullair, a Michigan City manufacturer, donated 1,280 N95 medical face masks to Franciscan Health Michigan City this week. Read More >>

Anytime Fitness Chesterton lunches

Anytime Fitness to give out 2,000 lunches to students out of school during COVID-19 pandemic

More than a dozen Anytime Fitness locations in the Region plan to distribute hundreds of free lunches to students out of school this week because of the novel coronavirus. Read More >>

United Way and YMCA Emergency Childcare

Lake Area United Way, YMCA partner to bring emergency child care to essential workers

Lake Area United Way is teaming up with Crossroads YMCA to provide emergency child care services for essential employees needed in responding to the global coronavirus pandemic. Read More >>

Vyto's Hand Sanitizer

Vyto's Pharmacy makes, gives away hand sanitizer

Vyto's family-owned pharmacy received federal permission to produce hand sanitizer in-house and distributed it to police departments and the Hammond Post Office. Read More >>

Gloves from Top Tier Nutrition

Top Tier Nutrition donates 14,000 pairs of gloves to Munster hospitals fighting COVID-19

Top Tier Nutrition procured 14,000 hard-to-come-by disposable gloves and is donating them all to front-line health care workers, police officers, firefighters and grocery store employees in town to help them during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More >>

Great Harvest Bread

Bread donations being matched by Great Harvest

Great Harvest Bread Company in Crown Point is collecting donations and turning them into loaves of bread for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and various other local food pantries in need. For every loaf donated, Great Harvest will match with additional loaf or loaves. Make Your Donation >>

American Legion Helping

COVID-19 not stopping Legion posts from checking up, helping out

"It's really important to find out if they have any needs, how they're doing," Post 138 Chaplain Chris Talley said. "They've always been important, but it feels a bit more important now." Read More >>

Hobart Making Masks

Brickies Being Positive

School City of Hobart posted on Twitter about how Coach Funky and her mom are making masks to donate to the effort. Read More >>