Over the past two weeks, the City of Crown Point has received overwhelming community support for its Adopt a Family program.
During Monday evening’s City Council meeting, Crown Point Mayor Pete Land and Entertainment Superintendent Diana Bosse acknowledged the various community stakeholders who have donated to this year’s program.
So far, the City has collected about $17,200 from local residents and businesses for the Adopt a Family program, which provides local families in need with food, clothing, toys and personal care products and household items for the holidays. Funds collected include a $10,000 donation from the Crown Point Community Foundation.
This year, the City will assist 15 families and 50 children selected by the Crown Point School Corp. — the most participants in the program’s 14-year history.
“It warms my heart to see our local business community, residents and city employees embrace these families during the holiday,” Mayor Pete Land said. “Without community support, we would not be able to provide these families with a Christmas to remember. We appreciate everyone who has donated to make this program a huge success.”
“The response to this year’s Adopt a Family program has allowed us to help even more families than normal,” Crown Point Entertainment Superintendent Diana Bosse said. “I cannot thank our sponsors enough for everything they have done to ensure these local families will have a great Christmas.”
Thank you to the Crown Point Community Foundation; Centier Bank; Crown Point Toys and Collectibles; Culver's of Crown Point; i4D Event Services; Janus Fire Systems; NIPSCO; Strack & Van Til; Taco Depot; Taft Middle School; Tavern on Main; Timothy Ball Elementary School; TML Deals; Twisted Sugar of Crown Point; Various City Employees and Residents; and Wheeler Middle School for selflessly raising funds, providing gifts and/or collecting food to provide each family with a special holiday.
Those interested can still participate in the City of Crown Point Adopt a Family program by:
• Donating non-perishable food items or household/personal care items at the Main Entrance of Bulldog Park, located at 183 S. West St.
• Making a monetary donation online through Eventbrite or in person at the Mayor’s Office at City Hall, 101 N. East St., or the PACE Department, located on the second floor of Bulldog Park, 183 S. West St.
For more information, contact the Entertainment Division of the PACE Department at 219-662-3290.