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Want to keep La Porte well-fed and well-loved?

November 22, 2018

La PORTE – It’s considered by some to be the year’s greatest day of generosity.

And the Pax Center invites La Porte County to help keep it that way, by partnering with them to make the local celebration every bit as generous as any national ones.

“The Pax Center is a place that truly cares about La Porte County,” said Pax Center president Nate Loucks, “We take very seriously the funds given to help those who are struggling and use them most responsibly and effectively. We believe we are better together than apart. With the incredible support and generous donations from our community on Giving Tuesday, we can make sure no child, adult, or elderly person has to go hungry.”

According to a Pax Center press release, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that brings together communities, individuals, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. On Nov. 27, after the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday offers an opportunity to kick off the season of generosity by coming together and giving back.

The Pax Center is a local food-providing organization in downtown La Porte committed to engaging the negative impacts of poverty, hunger and loneliness in La Porte County. According to Loucks, they are dedicated to caring for La Porte in different ways.

Their most recent project is turning the former Lenick’s Dairy property into a green space for the community to utilize and enjoy. The Brighton Street Green Space will feature an Educational Resource Center, an urban orchard and plenty of garden space for community members.

The Pax Center also hosts a children’s garden club and manages Jackson Street Community Garden. In cooperation with its parent organization, State Street Community Church, the Pax Center organizes a monthly Discussion over Dinner event. Discussion over Dinner is a free, live experience open to all where people come together over a meal to listen, learn, and have dialogue over matters directly affecting La Porte County.

In addition to these projects, the Pax Center continues to have its food pantry, community meals, food rescue in local schools, and a clothes closet. In the last 12 months, 12 percent of the residents in La Porte County were in need and utilized the food pantry at the Pax Center. The Pax Center is committed to having a strong presence in La Porte identifying the needs in La Porte County and be actively involved in innovative solutions.

All donations given to the Pax Center are tax-deductible. Every dollar raised is used to help keep La Porte County “loved well and fed well.” Those who are interested in joining the Pax Center’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit www.thepaxcenter.com/givingtuesday. Also, follow #GivingTuesday updates on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/thepaxcenter), Twitter (@thepaxcenter), or Instagram (@thepaxcenter.)

The Pax Center’s mission is to engage the detrimental impact of poverty by feeding the hungry, loving the lonely, and increasing the capacity to care in La Porte County. The Pax Center manages the Jackson Street Community Garden and the Brighton Street Green Space.

To learn more about The Pax Center’s initiatives and activities or to join the celebration of giving, visit:

• Website: www.thepaxcenter.com

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/thepaxcenter

• Twitter: twitter.com/thepaxcenter

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