Kosciusko County Project Spotlight 2023 Nominations

Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County

AWL is our local animal shelter. All animals are welcomed there. They never euthanized for space and do everything possible to find forever homes. The staff works hard to provide a clean and healthy facility. All pets are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, microchipped and receives all the care and love they need.

The costs of vaccinated have increased along with other medical supplies needed. A grant to help pay for these added costs would be certainly be appreciated.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Northeast Indiana

Mission is to create and support one-on-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and potential of youth.

Combined Community Services

Combined Community Services (CCS) provides comfort, hope and resources for neighbors in need. Offering ‘a hand up, not a hand out’, CCS removes barriers for low-income or in-crisis residents of Kosciusko County by offering programs that educate and support guests and equip them to achieve a higher quality of life.

Combined Community Services was founded by the Greater Warsaw Ministerial Association to stop duplication of services provided to those in need in Kosciusko County. Through support of the local churches and the community, CCS became a central agency for Kosciusko County residents to come to when they were in need. Since the beginning in July 1984, Combined Community Services has been the clearinghouse for people to come to for assistance. From food, clothing, diapers, baby formula, or personal/hygiene products to financial assistance with utilities, CCS meets a variety of emergency needs for families in immediate crisis. Over the years, Combined Community Services has added self-sufficiency programs to provide low-income households with the tools needed to become financially independent.

Fellowship Missions

Fellowship Missions is a homeless shelter serving men, women and children. Our focus is on life transformation through relationships. Our years of experience helping homeless individuals and families within our local Warsaw community have given us crucial insight into solutions designed to transform the lives of others.

First United Methodist Church Community Closet

Warsaw’s FUMC Community Closet supports about 65 families a week – that is about 300 people. We are currently serving these families with a meal as well as personal care and household items that cannot be purchased with SNAP funds. This is offered each Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the basement of Fellowship Hall at the downtown campus, 179 S Indiana Street.

Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Live Well Kosciusko

Live Well Kosciusko promotes the health, well-being, and engagement of the people of Kosciusko County, IN. We are working to transform our community into a thriving place to live, work, learn, play, and visit! This goal is achieved in and through our four main programs: The Tobacco Free Coalition, Employer Wellness Coalition, Cancer Consortium, and the Well-being Initiative. Follow along to learn more!

Magical Meadows

We guide patients through a comprehensive one-on-one experience with our horses. Through our Therapeutic Riding program at The Magical Meadows, children, youth and adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities improve physical health, relax tight muscles, increase balance, build muscle strength, sharpen hand/eye coordination, improve social skills, and gain a sense of control and self-confidence as the rider experiences a freedom never felt before.

New Hope Pet Rescue

NHPR is a not for profit group, founded 24 years ago with the mission to battle pet overpopulation by spaying and neutering cats and dogs, educating the public on the advantages of altering their pets, rescuing pets in need and adopting them into loving homes.

One Dog at a Time Rescue

One Dog at a Time (ODTR) takes in dogs that for one reason or another their family can no longer keep them. They also pull dogs in need from shelters whenever they can to help save the lives of dogs. These dogs are brought into foster homes and treated as family pets until their forever home can be found. All of the dogs medical needs are taken care of, they are spayed/neutered, up dated on all vaccines, and microchipped prior to adoption. They are also trained on housebreaking, and basic manners while in the foster home. Please help ODTR continue their work of saving dogs in our community One Dog at a Time.

Operation Read USA, Inc.

Operation Read USA Inc. provides free books and tutoring.

Operation Read covers the full life-cycle by providing “Baby’s First Library” of three books to babies born at Lutheran Kosciusko hospital; a book a month to children in poverty from birth to 5 years old; used books provided in the community; tutoring for those who cannot read or struggle with reading; and memory/puzzle books to seniors at the Senior Center and area nursing homes.

Operation Read helps children and adults who are in poverty. Those in need of services receive these critical resources for FREE!

Wheels on Fire Cancer Crusaders

Wheels on Fire Cancer Crusaders is a ministry outreach of Beaver Dam Church in Akron. The Wheels on Fire Cancer Crusaders team has been supporting cancer patients for over 16 years. When a patient is going through the treatments and struggles of cancer, they often find that expenses begin to be overwhelming and sometimes they have trouble meeting their basic living needs. The teams’ mission is to raise money so that life will be just a little easier during a very difficult time. The funds raised are divided between the Cancer Care Funds of Kosciusko and Fulton Counties. A portion is also given to Kim Waggoner for Project Hope. Check out their Facebook page Wheels on Fire Cancer Crusaders