Giving

Niles Salvation Army lieutenants get marching orders

NILES – Throughout the past four years, the lieutenants serving at The Salvation Army in Niles have helped the community weather a flood, a fire ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

LADD donates to Cass County Medical Care Facility

CASSOPOLIS — A local nonprofit supported a fellow Cass County organization this week. Tuesday afternoon, Living Alternatives for the Developmentally Disabled, also known as LADD ... Read more

4 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Buchanan Boy Scout nears finish of Eagle Scout project building community garden

BUCHANAN – Over the weekend, progress was planted in Buchanan as a local boy scout worked toward completing his Eagle Scout Project. Buchanan teen Evan ... Read more

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

Area residents, business owners contribute to beautification effort of downtown Niles

NILES – Many of the flower beds in downtown Niles got some overdue attention thanks to a small group of local volunteers. Monday marked the ... Read more

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

Edwardsburg unveils All Aboard project

EDWARDSBURG —Edwardsburg is looking greener after unveiling a landscaping project more than a year in the making. Wednesday, Edwardsburg officials hosted a ceremony in Gunn ... Read more

4 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Cassopolis senior to host charity basketball tournament

CASSOPOLIS — A Ross Beatty senior is using his love for sports to raise money for a cause. Cassopolis native and multi-sport athlete Mason Polomcak ... Read more

4 months ago by Max Harden.

Niles community helps toddler fight leukemia

NILES – Last Saturday, friends of Brooklynn Bowman hosted a fair at the Cass County Fair grounds to raise money for her continued fight against ... Read more

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

Indeck volunteers clean up Island Park in preparation for park’s reopening

NILES – Last Saturday, volunteers from Indeck Niles Energy Center and Kiewit Power Constructors spent the day cleaning up Island Park. The workers spent time ... Read more

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

SERVPRO donates smoke detectors to Dowagiac Fire Department

DOWAGIAC — SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties is doing its part to keep communities safe from house fires. The company, located at 1444 ... Read more

4 months ago by Max Harden.

United Way of Southwest Michigan honors community’s resiliency with annual awards

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way has crafted another unique experience to acknowledge the generosity of donors and the impact made in the community in 2020. ... Read more

4 months ago by Submitted.

SMCAA celebrates Community Action Month

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — This year Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency commemorates 39 years of helping families throughout southwest Michigan. SMCAA was established in 1982 “to wage war on ... Read more

4 months ago by Submitted.

Niles dispensary donates to two area nonprofits

NILES – A cannabis provisioning center gave $10,000 checks to two Niles nonprofits on Wednesday. Leadership members from Green Stem Provisioning, 1140 S. 11th St., ... Read more

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

Niles nonprofit for pets receives Petco Love grant

NILES – A Niles-based nonprofit was the recipient of a grant from a national organization that shares a common goal — saving pets’ lives. The ... Read more

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac to host annual Fourth of July fireworks

DOWAGIAC — The fireworks show will go on this upcoming Fourth of July weekend. The Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac received approval from the Dowagiac ... Read more

5 months ago by Max Harden.

Evy’s Closet to reopen May 6

NILES – Clothing racks are full of blouses, pants, T-shirts, dresses, coats and everything in between at Evy’s Closet after missing its community “shoppers” for ... Read more

5 months ago by Christina Clark.

Niles High School junior launches Earth Day initiative by donating saplings to students

NILES – Between Earth Day last Thursday, and Arbor Day on Friday, April 30, Stuart Lundberg, chairman of The Lundberg Project, is hoping 100 trees ... Read more

5 months ago by Christina Clark.

Salvation Army receives grant from The Pokagon Fund for emergency financial assistance

NILES — Thanks to a recently awarded grant, one area nonprofit is taking steps to help community members keep their homes. The Salvation Army in ... Read more

5 months ago by Max Harden.

United Way of Southwest Michigan invites community to honor leaders during National Volunteer Week

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — This week, one regional organization is honoring its volunteers. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration across the country ... Read more

5 months ago by Submitted.

Buchanan provisioning center raises money to fight cannabis injustices

BUCHANAN – Community wellness and prison reform are two causes close to Rick Paniagua’s heart and to those who surround him. During the month of ... Read more

5 months ago by Christina Clark.

Cannavista Wellness, Common Citizen launch 420 charitable fundraiser

BUCHANAN — Two cannabis companies have teamed up to support the Buchanan community. Downtown Buchanan cannabis retailer Cannavista Wellness and manufacturing partner Common Citizen announced ... Read more

5 months ago by Submitted.

Village Free Store seeks donations

VANDALIA — One area nonprofit organization is seeking the community’s help in providing for those in need. Our Father’s Family Keepers Ministries is currently seeking ... Read more

5 months ago by Submitted.

Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac reach fundraising requirements for Russom Park Pavilion Project

DOWAGIAC — A local organization has reached the last leg of a long-term project. The Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac has reached its fundraising goal ... Read more

5 months ago by Max Harden.

DASAS’ sixth annual Survivor Stomp 5K to be host virtually

CASS COUNTY — A local organization is running for a cause throughout the month of April. Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services is hosting its sixth ... Read more

6 months ago by Max Harden.

First United Methodist to host annual rummage sale after a year of canceled events

DOWAGIAC — After a year of canceled events, organizers at a Dowagiac church are ready to get back to work by hosting an annual spring ... Read more

6 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation awards grants to local charitable programs

BUCHANAN – One area organization recently granted more than $70,000 to organizations in Berrien and Cass counties. The Board of Trustees for Michigan Gateway Community ... Read more

6 months ago by Submitted.

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