Local surgeon donates to Sojourner Truth House
Sojourner Truth House Special Projects and Events Coordinator Lillian Beasley recently received a supply of new and gently used bras for the homeless and at-risk women of Sojourner Truth House in Gary. The donation is part of Dr. Gus Galante’s partnership with an organization known as Breast Oasis. Bras donated to Galante’s Schererville office are inspected, sorted and laundered for packaging and delivery to charitable organizations in Northwest Indiana.
Donated bras are accepted at Galante’s office, 322 Indianapolis Blvd, Suite 103, Schererville, or online at www.breastoasis.org.
Hobart Peoples Bank hosts Sojourner Truth House fundraiser
Peoples Banking Center of Hobart recently held a fundraiser for the needy clients of Sojourner Truth House in Gary.
The event, known as Womenade, was founded in 2003 to bring community-minded women together to provide short-term financial assistance for those in need. Womenade funds, held by Legacy Foundation, are distributed to Sojourner Truth House as the need arises. More than 1,500 homeless and at-risk women and children are served by the Gary day center each month.
Peoples Bank Assistant Vice President Jenny Gunning, was glad to see the Hobart Banking Center lend a charitable hand. "With table cloths and flowers and a lot of enthusiastic guests, our bank lobby became a place of celebration and support for Sojourner Truth House," she said. "It was very gratifying to participate in such an important community effort."
Sojourner Truth House, is located at 410 W. 13th Avenue, Gary. Information or donations: (219) 885-2282.