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Personal care package delivery marks Good Deeds Day

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on April 18, 2018 with No Comments

Porter County Aging and Community Services recently lent a helping hand to spread cheer and celebrate the region’s giving spirit by participating in Good Deeds Day, an international initiative to impact individuals all around the world.

PCACS hosted a toiletries drive, accepting personal care item donations for distribution to its clients and transportation service participants.

Section 8 Housing Director Valerie Martinez, who led the effort, said the agency disbursed 50 packages to its bus riders recently and will also be giving bar soap to clients in need in the future.

“We would like to give a special shout-out to donors Ashley McCracken and the Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry,” she said. “We are able to impact about 150 clients by giving them items that they need on a daily basis.”

She said the agency was also able to use funds through Amazon Smile as the non-profit is registered as a charitable organization at smile.amazon.com.When community members shop through this Web site, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price of eligible purchases to PCACS.

PCACS Executive Director Bruce Lindner said the community’s response showcases how much Porter County residents strive to make a difference every day.

“We are so appreciative of our community members’ support. We are so fortunate to be part of our region where giving back is truly like second nature,” he said.

PCACS’ mission is to extend a helping hand to seniors, those with disabilities and low-income residents by providing services to improve their quality of life, including transportation, energy and emergency assistance, Section 8 and ramp programs.

For more information, visit www.portercountyacs.org.

 

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