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Show your love for the Food Bank during NWIgives!

Release Date - Feb 04, 2014

NWIgives is a one-day fundraising event on February 12th, 2014, that will unite all communities in Lake, Porter and La Porte counties to support the nonprofit charitable organizations serving our region. The goal is to inspire local residents to make a gift to their favorite charities, raising thousands of dollars in one day! It’s your chance to make a real impact on people in your own community, and ignite giving across Northwest Indiana as your gift may be matched by generous corporate and foundation sponsors.

How it Works

On 2-12-14 you will have the opportunity to go online at and make contributions to your favorite charitable organizations in Lake, Porter and La Porte counties. Simply enter Food Bank of Northwest Indiana into the Find A Cause bar, or click on the link here to get to our giving page. Select the amount you would like to donate on the right hand side of the screen and get started helping to feed your hungry neighbors! Don't think you're going to be around a computer on the 12th? You can go ahead and schedule a donation anytime before February 12th.

Want your donation to go even farther? NWIgives has $45,000 in prize money to give away to participating charities throughout the day. Here's how it works: your donations will help make the Food Bank eligible for 4 different prize categories, the Leaderboard prize, Golden Tickets, Power Hours, and the Grand Prize.

  • Leaderboard prizes are awarded to the top three organizations in terms of funds raised. All participating nonprofits are broken down into size categories (small, medium, large, and overall), and the three nonprofits who raise the most money in each group will win an additional prize donation ranging from $1,000 to $4,000.
  • Golden Tickets are awarded randomly. There are 5 $1,000 tickets that will be distributed to the nonprofit of choice of a randomly selected donor. Make a donation to the Food Bank from 7a.m.-8a.m. or from 11p.m.-Midnight and you could be a Golden Ticket winner.
  • Power Hours award prize money to the organization that has the most donors during a given hour. 5 $1,000 prizes will be awarded between the hours of 9a.m.-10a.m., 11a.m.-Noon, 3p.m.-4p.m., 5p.m.-6p.m., and 8 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • A Grand Prize of $5,000 will be donated by random drawing. For every $100 donation made to the Food Bank we will be entered into the drawing.

So if you're looking for a way to add some bang to your buck, try donating during one of these special time frames for a chance to increase your donation!

For more information please contact Megan Sikes at 219-980-1777 ext. 305 or vial email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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