|Midpoint Vote Tally|
|Alliance Industries/DeKalb Association for Developmentally Disabled||711|
|Boy Scout Troop 169||320|
|Child Evangelism Fellowship NE Indiana||35|
|Community Care Food Pantry||94|
|Cub Scout Troop #3178: Shed Project||94|
|DeKalb County 4-H Program||67|
|DeKalb Early Learning Ministry||4|
|DeKalb Humane Society Of Butler, Indiana||504|
|Garrett Schools Alumni Trust (Scholarship)||8|
|Leading the Way: Leader Dogs for the Blind||469|
|Miss Northeast Scholarship Pageant||177|
|RSVP-Community Center of Caring Food Pantry||530|
|Tri Kappa of Auburn||21|
|VA Northern Indiana Health Care System||24|
|VFW Post 7205||206|
Alliance Industries/DeKalb Association for Developmentally Disabled – Alliance Industries is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing employment for individuals with disabilities in a supportive environment giving each employee hands-on experience while increasing their sense of value. Alliance provides services to area industries such as light assembly and packaging. To support our work input and operating expenses, we rely solely on grants, donations and fundraising to meet our needs to continue to provide employment. Alliance is celebrating our 60th year in providing employment for these individuals.
Boy Scout Troop 169 – Local Boy Scout troop chartered with the Auburn Presbyterian Church
Child Evangelism Fellowship NE Indiana – Child Evangelism Fellowship reaches children in DeKalb and Steuben County with a program called Christian Youth in Action. Trained teenage summer missionaries teach Bible Schools called 5 Day Clubs in homes, backyards, churches, child care facilities, campgrounds etc. These clubs meet for one hour and the children learn Bible stories, sing songs, learn verses and so on. We teach between 40 and 50 of these clubs each summer. CEF occurs training costs, payroll costs, mileage and materials costs in implementing this program. Several hundred children each summer learn about God’s love and good character traits through these clubs.
Cub Scout Troop #3178/Shed – Cub Scout Troop #3178 needs help with the replacement of a shed that is the main place to house all of the important essentials. Here is why… The main fundraising that they are allowed to do is an annual auction. However, the highest priority of those monies is to pay for any boy who wants to attend the various camps throughout the year that are a crucial part of scouting. The camps are where they can take all the things that they learn every week and put them straight into use. So at this time they have been putting off the replacement of a shed that is in disrepair. The Scouts and leaders along with participating parents will work together on the project.
Community Care Food Pantry – We serve DeKalb and surrounding areas. We are open Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings. Guests are allowed to come once a month. We assist them with food. If we have funds available we have assisted some in need of gas. We also host the Harvest Farm Wagon on Tuesday mornings as well. Guests are invited to come every week to the Farm Wagon. We average 50-60 families a week (Monday and Wednesday) and an average of 65 families on Tuesday mornings.
Curiosity Shop – Curiosity Shop is a resale shop completely owned and run by DeKalb Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteers. We moved to our new site in Garrett, IN in July 2017. We have had a phenomenal response from the community. All our proceeds benefit DeKalb Health Hospital. Our goal is to benefit the health of our community and provide opportunities for financial independence by offering families low cost, usable items and clothing. Rather than pay a monthly fee for storage of seasonal items, we are launching a fundraising campaign to build a storage unit on our Garrett site.
DeKalb County 4-H Program – 4-H began over 100 years ago, and has since grown into the largest youth development program in the nation. 4-H prepares young people to be leaders in their community and around the world through hands-on experiences alongside their peers and caring adults. Backed by a network of more than 6 million youth, 540,000 adult volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 60 million alumni; 4-H delivers research-based programming around positive youth development. 4-H is delivered through America’s 109 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension Service—reaching every corner of our nation. In Indiana, 4-H can be found in all 92 counties as delivered through Purdue Extension. Community clubs, afterschool programs, school enrichment, camps/workshops, and special interest programs are all ways youth across Indiana can be involved with the 4-H program
Dekalb Early Learning Ministry – The mission of the Dekalb Early Learning Ministry is to offer a quality early childhood education and loving care to the young child. Children participate in the regular classroom learning and play activities and also enjoy library, gym, music, sign language, Chapel and Spanish. The “specials” classes are woven into the preschool curriculum on scheduled days. The curriculum is structured, in each classroom, with developmentally appropriate learning experiences in a safe, nurturing, and Christian environment.
DeKalb Humane Society of Butler, Indiana – This shelter is in great need of donations to help feed and care for all their animals. They take great pride and have staff, board members, and management that work extremely hard to earn all they can for animals.
Garrett Schools Alumni Trust (Scholarships) – This is a 501c3 organization that relies mainly on donations. Four GARRETT graduating students (2 girls & 2 boys ) each year have been awarded $1,250 toward their college expenses. This TRUST needs additional funding in order to assist needy students.
Gina’s Closet – Gina’s Closet is a non-profit outreach into the community. We are totally run by volunteers, donated clothing, toiletries (either donated or purchased through First Church of Christ). We give clean, gently used clothing, new socks, underwear, toiletries, to those in the community that need help. They can come into the closet once a month, to get what they need (free of charge). We also have a spring, fall give away; at which time anyone can come in & get as many items as they need. We have a coat give away; where people can come in & get a coat, gloves, hat, scarf (one per person); some are new, some are gently used. We could use help purchasing socks, underwear, toiletries, coats, hats, gloves, and clothing items/sizes we don’t get donated.
Leading the Way: Leader Dogs for the Blind – Imagine living in a world of complete darkness. The challenges that you would face and the obstacles you would endure are endless. The sense of sight is one that most of us take for granted, but for over seven million Americans, visual impairment or complete blindness is a reality. Founded by three Detroit-area Lions Clubs members in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind empowers people who are blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind with skills for a lifetime of independent travel, opening doors that may seem to have closed with the loss of sight. It costs thousands of dollars to raise one Leader Dog, and Leader Dogs for the Blind operates entirely on donations from individuals, community service groups such as Lions Clubs, corporations and foundations to fund our programs. They receive no United Way, state or federal funding. Because of this and because of the high demand for Leader Dogs, they are in need of funding now more than ever.
Miss Northeast Scholarship Pageant – The Miss Northeast Scholarship Pageant is a preliminary pageant for the Miss Indiana and Miss America Pageant. Each year we crown a Miss Northeast and a Miss Northeast Outstanding Teen, who then moves on to compete at Miss Indiana. The Miss Northeast Pageant is dedicated to awarding scholarship money to young women and serving Northeast Indiana. This pageant not only awards the winners of each division, but awards educational scholarships to runners-up, non-finalists, community service and heart of gold winners. The Miss Northeast pageant also runs a princess mentorship program to help young girls gain confidence and leadership skills to help them in life. If awarded this money, it will go towards funding educational scholarships for young women.
RSVP-Community Center of Caring Food Pantry – RSVP-Community Center of Caring Food Pantry, a program of Catholic Charities serves an average of 413 families each month representing 1,544 individuals. These families and individuals are able to come to the food pantry each month where they receive assistance with their nutritional needs. Individuals are provided with meat, fresh or canned vegetables, cereal, fresh or canned fruit, and other staples to help them make through the month. RSVP volunteers serve these individuals who also are able to receive backpacks filled with school supplies for children on the free and reduced lunch program and warm winter coats for those in need during the fall and winter months. Our volunteers are always willing to serve those in need at the RSVP-Community Center of Caring Food Pantry.
Tri Kappa of Auburn – Tri Kappa of Auburn is a philanthropic organization that supports individualized projects within the community in the areas of charity, culture and education. Our local projects include outreach programs for children and families with special needs, annual scholarship awards to DeKalb High School students, an annual scholastic honor ceremony recognizing outstanding DeKalb High School students, cultural events within the community, an annual Christmas boutique for children and an annual kids triathlon. We also work with our wonderful community generating awareness for the importance of women getting their mammograms every year during our “Pink Out DeKalb County” event.
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System – Cash donations are used for the comfort and welfare of our veteran patients, including — Recreational activities, Hygiene products, Gas cards (to help pay for gas to come to appointments at VANIHCS), and Christmas gifts for veterans in our facilities during the holidays.
VFW POST 7205 – a veterans organization that supports all veterans with their needs. Fellowship, food, housing, monitory, totally dedicated to our veterans.