Results include paper ballots and online votes from August 1 – August 31.
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|Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival||11|
|Boy Scouts Troop #169||116|
|DeKalb Association for Developmentally Disabled, Inc./Alliance Industries||142|
|DeKalb Community Impact Corporation||307|
|DeKalb County 4-H Council||24|
|DeKalb Pregnancy Center||51|
|Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana (DSANI)||20|
|Garrett Fire Department||114|
|Junior Achievement Serving Eastern and Central DeKalb County||109|
|Quiet Knight, Inc.||12|
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival is an annual Classic Car festival held in Auburn, Indiana, beginning the week of Labor Day and continuing through Labor Day weekend. Auburn has earned the title of hosting the World’s Greatest Classic Car Show and Festival, and will be celebrating their 58th anniversary this year. The festival praises Auburn’s heritage by celebrating the town’s history with a modern and present day annual festival. The events during Labor Day week include auctions, live music, tours, a parade, and the most popular event, the downtown cruise-in.
Boys Scout Troop 169 – Boy Scouts Troop 169 particpates in great projects for DeKalb county. Some of their focuses include: keeping up a trail at Eckhart Park, painting fire hydrants, and placing flags out for all the holidays for the veterans. They love to camp year round and have been innovative with raising their own funds. The overall purpose of this troop is to mold our young men into caring, giving men that grow into productive adults.
DeKalb Association for Developmentally Disabled, Inc./Alliance Industries – Alliance Industries is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing employment for people with disabilities in a supportive environment. Alliance Industries provides services such as: light assembly and packaging for industries in the area.
DeKalb Community Impact Corporation – DCIC approaches serious issues with a faith based approach through four programs: Covered with Love, Cup of Cold Water, Upward Basketball & Cheerleading, and Financial Peace University. Covered with Love provides children, who have been living in a drug environment, a care package which is complete with a stuffed animal, homemade blanket, and personal hygiene items. In 2009, the DCIC provided 135 packages to local authorities for distribution to those children who are involved in these critical circumstances. Cup of Cold Water provides five meals each week at four locations. This experience provides the opportunity for hungry residents to share a healthy meal in fellowship. This process promotes the understanding that in order to show a hurting person the love of Jesus we must help meet some of their physical needs. Upward Basketball and Cheerleading offer a break from traditional sports programs with a primary focus of developing a winner in EVERY child. In doing so, they are able to build a league that promotes salvation, character, and self-esteem in all who participate. Financial Peace University is a nine week course that offers solutions that help families eliminate debt through the teachings of God’s ways of handling money. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more.
DeKalb County 4-H Council – The DeKalb County 4-H Council is a group of volunteers who serve as the governing body to oversee the 4-H program in DeKalb County. The 4-H program annually serves over 600 youth with ages from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The council assists by providing funding for 4-H’ers to participate in Area, State and National trips and workshops. These different levels of 4-H allow youth to learn about career opportunities, develop leadership skills, and make new friends.
DeKalb Pregnancy Center – The DeKalb Pregnancy Center (previously known as the DeKalb Council on Pregnancy) provides support, education and material assistance to the parents of the unborn and newly born. They help men and women become better equipped to make the best decisions concerning their children while providing friendship and encouragement.
Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana (DSANI) – The mission of DSANI is to enhance the lives of people affected by Down syndrome. We want to be an advocate on their behalf, therefore providing information and support to families and professionals. Along with this, we promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome in Northeast Indiana. Today, DSANI represents people in eleven counties in Indiana. DSANI maintains a database of over 600 supporters, and provides support and resources such as: member email alerts, a quarterly newsletter, an Annual Report, special events, annual holiday parties, the Infant – Toddler Playgroup, Buddy Club Activites, the Friendship Club and activities for Self Advocates. We provide access to Camp Red Cedar, Educational Seminars, the D.A.D.S. group, as well as to new and expectant parents.
Garrett Fire Department – Garrett Fire Department is an ALL Volunteer Fire Department that serves the City of Garrett and also serves Keyser Township. The department has 30 volunteers serving their community. They provide fire prevention education along with their service as fire-fighters. During the first quarter of this year, they have made approximately 400 runs as a department. They are a group of men ready to serve our community. These fire-fighters are supported by family, friends and the community. They make our community a safer place through their caring service.
Junior Achievement Serving Eastern and Central DeKalb County – Junior Achievement (JA) is an organization that partners with local schools and businesses to provide financial literacy in and out of the classroom. JA has volunteers that teach 5-8 lessons inside the classroom not only teaching the lessons, but also giving really life examples to the students. JA serving East and Central DeKalb county currently reaches almost 3,000 students in grades K-12.
Quiet Knight, Inc. – Quiet Knight is a local 5013c that provides direct assistance to veterans and non-veterans in Northeast, Indiana. Our organization provides assistance to individuals who have had unfortunate life struggles. We help out with food, auto repairs, transportation, clothing, medicine co-pays, etc. Quiet Knight also has a Veterans Food Pantry. Assistance is provided to DeKalb, Steuben, LaGrange, Noble, Whitley, and Allen Counties.
RSVP – RSVP mentors provides at least 2 hours of mentoring each week with an at risk child who is in need of additional adult nurturing. Mentors are trained in the 40 developmental assets, along with receiving additional training each month. One of our main goals is to provide a positive role model for a child. RSVP volunteers assist low income individuals of any age prepare their taxes free of charge. Our organization helps people save on the cost of preparation and allows one an opportunity to use any refund in a variety of ways. Examples being: assist with bills, start a savings account, use as a down payment, or deposit on a home and/ or vehicle.
Salvation Army – Salvation Army is a Christian based organization that helps with several different issues locally, nationally, and internationally. One’s donations go more to the individuals they are helping and less to the organization. Unlike so many other non-for-profit organizations.