Giving

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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County Sheriff’s Office hosts annual Shop with a Cop event

BERRIEN COUNTY—The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Reserve unit recently completed their annual “Shop with a Cop” program on Dec. 12. For the past several years, ... Read more

4 months ago by Submitted.

Shelton’s feeding community with help from customers

NILES — Shelton’s Farm Market, 1832 S. 11th St., Niles, has sold enough food boxes to feed more than 250 families. Tuesday, Shelton’s employees dropped off ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Sister Lakes Secret Santa aims to spread holiday cheer

SISTER LAKES — Santa Claus and his helpers have punched in early to help make sure Sister Lakes families have a merry Christmas. Sister Lakes ... Read more

4 months ago by Max Harden.

Dealership donates $12,300 to local cancer services center

NILES — At 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, Doug Campbell, of Campbell Ford Lincoln, at 2801 S. 11th St., presented a giant check for $12,300 to ... Read more

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

PHOTO STORY: Edwardsburg hosts reverse parade to collect Christmas donations

EDWARDSBURG — Saturday, A reverse Santa parade was held at the Edwardsburg Fire Department. At the event, volunteers collected food items, Toys for Tots donations ... Read more

4 months ago by Submitted.

Boy Scouts spread cheer — at a safe social distance

BUCHANAN — In a year continually marked with changes and precautions, Boy Scout Troop 541’s Christmas meal delivery was not untouched. The troop gathered members ... Read more

4 months ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

RAM addresses shifting needs, prepares for Christmas

BUCHANAN — Four thousand pounds of food go out the door of Redbud Area Ministries in Buchanan each month. “Two compact cars a month,” said ... Read more

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

Niles police officers to continue Shop with a Cop tradition

Correction: An earlier publication of this article stated this event would take place on Saturday. The event will actually occur on Sunday, Dec. 13. The ... Read more

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac Fire Department welcomes donations for annual Toys for Tots program

DOWAGIAC — The Cass County Toys for Tots program is in full swing, and Dowagiac businesses are doing their part to make sure children across ... Read more

4 months ago by Max Harden.

Cassopolis resident starts Facebook group to make Christmas dreams come true

CASSOPOLIS — For years, Cassopolis resident Felicia Albert has dreamed of being able to give back to her community during the holidays. This year, she ... Read more

5 months ago by Sarah Culton.

C. Wimberley’s Feed the Hungry campaign rep provides update to Rotary

DOWAGIAC — C. Wimberley’s Feed the Hungry campaign was the topic at hand at the Dowagiac Rotary Club’s weekly meeting Thursday via Zoom. Campaign spokesperson ... Read more

5 months ago by Max Harden.

Niles Scream Park raises more than $109,000 for local groups

NILES — The Niles Scream Park, one of Michiana’s most popular autumn attractions, recently completed another successful season at its always changing 44 acre site ... Read more

5 months ago by Submitted.

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