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Wednesday is NWIgives Day; Donate to your favorite charity

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Citizens around Northwest Indiana are reminded to give on line to their favorite charities on Wednesday, Feb. 12, during the first-ever NWIgives Day of Giving.

The exciting one-day on-line giving event begins at midnight tonight (CST) and continues until 11:59 p.m. (CST) at

Organized and presented by Lake Area United Way and Legacy Foundation, NWIgives is an innovative online fundraising event which encourages folks to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite participating Northwest Indiana charities in just 24 hours.

Nearly 100 local nonprofit organizations serving Porter, Lake, and LaPorte counties are participating.

Donorsí contributions may go further by helping nonprofits share in $45,000 sponsored by Centier Bank, NIPSCO, and the Knight Foundation. Each individualís donation of $100 or more will qualify the recipient nonprofit for a $5,000 grand prize to be randomly drawn after the NWIgives day concludes.

Leaderboards will be updated throughout the day on the home page, with prizes awarded to the nonprofits raising the most money overall and among their peers in the small, mid-sized, and large nonprofit categories.

In addition, 10 prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded during golden ticket drawings and power hours at certain times of the day.

For details on prizes go to

For information visit

Also note: Taltree Arboretum in Valparaiso is offering free admission on NWIgives Day, during its regular winter hours on Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Posted 2/11/2014