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Michiana Family Center seeks mentors for foster teens

MICHIANA — A regional organization is looking to provide one-on-one support to foster teens across the Michiana region. Serving Edwardsburg, Cassopolis, Dowagiac, Niles, Granger, Mishawaka, ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

YMCA of Greater Michiana to host second annual Day of Giving

NILES — A local organization will once again be promoting a Day of Giving next month. The YMCA of Greater Michiana will host YMCA Day ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

City of Niles, Michigan Gateway Community Foundation partner to help community members

NILES – A new roof is just one of the repairs a partnership between a regional organization and the city of Niles have been able ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Edwardsburg Giving Tree seeks winter weather donations

EDWARDSBURG — Those driving through Edwardsburg are likely to see a strange sight — a tree decorated with garment bags filled with pants, shirts and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Cassopolis children donate to animal control in honor of late father

CASSOPOLIS — Two Cassopolis children recently honored their father’s memory by giving back to the community. Izzie, 12, and JR, 8, Kennedy celebrated the birthday ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles native fights for peace

Correction: In a prior publication of this piece, the date Brandon Williams’ death was stated incorrectly. The name of Tiara Williams’ organization has also been ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac family displaced by house fire receives community support

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac family displaced by a house fire is receiving an outpouring of support from community members. The family of two adults and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Nonprofit hopes to better address needs of homeless residents

NILES – Some mornings at Ferry Street Resource Center, Executive Director Ric Pawloski and Services Coordinator Arqullia Lewis come to work and find random donations ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Citizens Mediation Service hub installed at Ferry Street Resource Center

NILES – The Niles area just got a hub for residents in need of low to no-cost conflict resolution services. At Ferry Street Resource Center, ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Granger Community Church food drop supports southwest Michigan food pantries

CASSOPOLIS — This week, employees at local food pantry Helping Hands of Cass County are looking at full shelves. “I’ve got two industrial shelves, and ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Buchanan Boy Scout Troop #541 to continue, adapt fundraising tradition

BUCHANAN – An annual Buchanan event will look different this year, but organizers said guests can expect the same meal they have come to know ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Girl Scouts host drive-thru cookie sale

NILES — Cold but determined, four members of a Brandywine Girl Scout Troop #00260 worked away as vehicles pulled into the Hob Nob’s parking lot ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac charity campaign doubles fundraising goal

DOWAGIAC — C. Wimberley Automotive’s 11th annual Feed the Hungry campaign has much to be thankful for. The campaign announced Wednesday it raised $43,729 in ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Cass County Meals on Wheels workers save client from natural gas leak

DOWAGIAC — Last Wednesday, Michael Faunce thought something smelled funny. The Meals on Wheels worker was delivering a meal to a client in Dowagiac with ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Cass County Council on Aging awarded grant from Pokagon Fund

CASSOPOLIS — A local organization will be able to provide free meals to senior community members thanks to another organization’s generosity. The Cass County Council ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

Helping Hands of Cass County expands outreach in 2020

CASSOPOLIS — Amidst a year of financial and health hardships for Cass County residents, Helping Hands of Cass County was able to expand its food ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac organization sets donation record in 2020

DOWAGIAC — The COVID-19 pandemic may have dominated 2020 headlines, but that did not stop the Dowagiac Elks Lodge from having a record-setting year. The ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

Honor Credit Union donates $2,500 to Cass County Cancer Service

DOWAGIAC — It may not have been Christmas, but the Cass County Cancer Service received a gift that was in the spirit of the holiday ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Miss Cassopolis collects donations for Cass County Animal Control

CASSOPOLIS — Animals currently lodged at Cass County Animal Control recently received some royal treatment. Each year, The Miss Cassopolis court looks forward to Christmas ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Edwardsburg Middle School donates to food pantry

EDWARDSBURG — Students at Edwardsburg Public Schools recently helped make some community members’ holidays a bit brighter. Sixth-grade teacher Tonya Wright and the Edwardsburg Middle ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Honor Credit Union partners with Starks Family Funeral Home to fund drone for Berrien County

ST. JOSEPH — Honor Credit Union partnered with Starks Family Funeral Homes to help Sheriff Paul Bailey and the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department purchase an ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac manufacturer donates $1,000 to DASAS

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac manufacturer gave a local nonprofit a timely gift this holiday season. Steinbauer Performance LLC, 22790 Fosdick St., donated $1,000 to Domestic ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

United Federal Credit Union staff ‘Pay It Forward’ to help local charities, families

ST. JOSEPH — United Federal Credit Union donated more than $12,100 to local families and organizations in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio during the 2020 Pay ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Honor Credit Union donates Christmas meals to COA

CASS COUNTY — One local business helped spread some holiday cheer last week. Last week, Honor Credit Union donated funds to pay for curbside Christmas ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

SMCAA, First Presbyterian Church partner to help 50 families in need

NILES — On Friday, a group of volunteers bundled up in winter jackets and hats made a list and checked it twice. The volunteers were ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

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