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COMMUNITY BENCH PROJECT - WE'RE COLLECTING BOTTLE CAPS & CONTAINER LIDS

Rather than sending your plastic bottle caps and container lids to local landfills, why not save them and drop them off at the Duneland Y? Benches can be made for community use out of something that ordinarily would be thrown away. Any plastic cap that is clean and free of metal can be donated. You'll be helping build a more sustainable future for our world, and ultimately providing great community benches to be used for years to come. For more information, contact Jane Delligatti at (219) 926-4204 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .   

 

GREEN THUMB PROJECT - GARDENING PROJECT 

To have an outdoor garden with fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers year-round for the Duneland YMCA serving educational purposes and promoting healthy snacks. The garden will also be populated with native plants that are low maintenance and provide habitat for key native wildlife while making our garden into a healthy ecosystem.

The objective of our garden is to support individuals of all ages throughout our communit

y in their quest to grow in spirit, mind and body. By strengthening one’s health through increased availability of healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity through projects that complement, and provide for collaboration with existing programs within the scope of the Y core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

Please consider becoming a volunteer to help with gardening/harvesting chores. Contact Ashley Hall at (219) 926-4204 or Carla Patino-Davis (219) 926-4204 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

WELCOME TO WELLNESS - DUNELAND FAMILY YMCA & PORTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL HEALTH AT WORK!

Free services are available now to new Duneland Y members designed to improve health and well-being for all participants. You’ll receive a free online Health Risk Assessment (HRA)/Personal Wellness Profile (PWP) that provides an overall wellness score to help assess your personal health based on current health practices and key wellness indicators so you can prioritize your fitness training. You’ll also receive face to face counseling at the Y with a professional RN/BSN from Porter Regional Hospital and a Lipid panel test that reflects your cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass index and body fat percentage. For more information, contact Emily Hoge at (219) 926-4204 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

If you're interested in becoming a Volunteer to help support any of these projects, download a Volunteer Application.

 

PC SUBSTANCE FREE - I PLEDGE TODAY & TOMORROW

PC Substance Free is a community-wide collaborative to achieve the result "All youth in Porter County are Substance Free." As a community leader, you may already know that our youth experience higher-than-state-average rates for the use of alcohol, marijuana, ecstacy and other non-prescribed drugs, in addition to rising death rates due to heroin use. Substance abuse not only impacts youth and their families, but it also affects our entire community.

In the Fall of 2014, the Porter County Community Foundation and community partners launched the Getting To Results initiative, (which has become PC Substance Free) to put a laser-like focus on this issue. The PC Substance Free Group is made up of community stakeholders like me to develop and implement powerful strategies and measure our progress toward achieving the targeted result: "All youth in Porter County are substance free." Partners from over 30 organizations throughout Porter County representing a variety of sectors - including law enforcement, education, health care, community organizations, local government, religious organizations, and employers - are working across their organizations to implement change. The Duneland Family YMCA is proud to partner with Empower Porter County PC Substance Free. We need the entire community to join in this effort. For more information on how you can help, contact Shannon Spratley, Duneland Y Senior Program Director at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 219.921.0183.                  

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To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.